Online Course » ASD07 Autism Spectrum Disorder - Advocacy

Course Description:
Your role as a Direct Support Professional is to help individuals identify issues of concern and help them know when they are being treated unfairly. Your role also includes helping them solve these issues. This is called advocacy. In this module, you will explore ways to work with the individual to gather information related to a situation. You will also become aware of laws, services, and supports that are in place to assist individuals; and will explore ways to help the individual stand up for themselves and present themselves in a positive way.
Course Objective:
At the completion of this module, you should be able to:
• Identify advocacy issues by gathering information, reviewing and analyzing all aspects of the problem.
• Demonstrate knowledge of current laws, services, and community resources to assist and educate individuals to secure needed supports.
• Facilitate, assist and/or represent the individual when there are barriers to service needs and lobby decision makers when appropriate to overcome barriers to services. 
• Interact with and educate community members and organizations (e.g., employers, landlords, civic organizations) regarding advocacy for participant’s needs or services.     
• Demonstrate understanding of the process of advocacy, the role of advocacy in the lives of individuals, and the role of the DSP.

Intended Audience:
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio:
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.
Hours:
1.00
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