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HSBB 2505 - Understanding Disabilities Laws and Making Program Adaptations

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When planning and delivering programming for clientele with developmental disabilities it is important for educators to understand the legal protections due to these individuals and to learn how to make the accommodations needed for successful participation.

Disabilities Laws, Program Accommodations and Modifications provides information on how to make the accommodations and modifications needed for successful participation in the learning environment, and meet requirements of The American Disabilities Act, The Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Participants will also learn the difference between an accommodation and modification, and tips to help improve communication and information gathering.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


HSBB 2501 (Overview of Disabilities).

Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.

Textbooks and Materials

All materials are supplied within the online course.


Michelle Brill

Michelle Brill is a Family & Community Health Sciences Educator and Associate Professor at Rutgers Cooperative Extension. She provides programming in the areas of food, nutrition and health for diverse urban and suburban audiences. She is an experienced educator of children and young adults with multiple developmental disabilities. Michelle provides professional development at local, state and national levels for Extension personnel; volunteers; school and early care personnel; and nutrition professionals to help them effectively meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities. Her publications on this topic have appeared in the Journal of Extension and The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues. Michelle has received awards from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, and Epsilon Sigma Phi for her work with diverse audiences. She is a member of the eXtension Diversity and Inclusion Issue Corps, eXtension Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Community of Practice, and the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Diversity Task Force. Michelle has a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University

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