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Strategies to Support People With Profound Developmental Disabilities


Adults needing more support, who function at the profound range of cognition, are often perceived as primarily needing "care-taking." This workshop views each person as having the potential for personal growth and skill development. Attendees will learn how to provide support by exploring, listening to understand, and teaching concretely. This enables staff to enhance abilities, identify and develop interests, make progress, and improve informed decision-making skills of the people they support. This workshop includes how to develop functional activities using a multi-sensory approach to learning. Learn how to run effective and productive group activities and how to successfully support people with profound cognitive disabilities.

At the end of this course, attendees will:

  • Understand how people who function at profound cognitive levels learn
  • Engage people with profound cognitive disabilities successfully in a group setting
  • Seek out and provide interest-based individualized activities and opportunities for the people with profound abilities that they support
  • Ensure progress in development of skills


Social Work Continuing Education Information

This is a 6-hour course and attendees will earn 6 CE contact hours.

Young Adult Institute, Inc. (YAI) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0171.

The New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work requires all registrants to attend the entire training in order to receive the Social Work CE hours.

Cancellation Policy

If a cancellation is received 14 days prior to a scheduled training, a refund will be provided. Participants who cancel their enrollment less than 14 days but more than 5 days prior to a training will not be refunded but given credit toward a future training. Cancellation less than 5 days prior will result in no refund or credit.

No-Show Policy

No credit or refund will be provided if a registered participant does not attend a training.

YAI Knowledge reserves the right to cancel a training due to low enrollment numbers. Registrants will be notified at least two business days prior to the scheduled training.

220 East 42nd Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10017
United States


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