Strategies for Working with People with Profound Developmental Disabilities

Strategies for Working with People with Profound Developmental Disabilities
Tue, April 28, 2020 - 9:30 am-4:30 pm (EST) 

Adults needing more supports, who function at the profound range of cognition, are often perceived as primarily needing "care-taking". This training views each person as having the potential for personal growth, and skill development. Attendees will learn how to provide supports 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 Course 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 abilities.

This course qualifies for 6 SW CE contact hours.


Consuelo Senior, LMSW

Target Audience

Human Service Professionals

Dates & Time


9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

6 CE Contact Hours


YAI Central Office

220 E 42nd St

7tth Floor

New York, NY 10001


Social Work CE Information

This is a one-day course and attendees will earn 5 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 attend the entire training to receive the Social Work CE hours.

Cancellation Policy
If a cancellation is received two weeks (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 will not be refunded but given credit towards a future training. Cancellation less than 5 days will result in no refund or credit. 

No-Show Policy
Given the high demand for our trainings, no credit will be provided if the cancellation is not received prior to the training.

YAI’s Center for Professional Development reserves the right to cancel a training due to low enrollment numbers. Registrants will be notified at least 2 business days prior to the scheduled training.