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Strategies for Working with People with Profound Disabilities

Strategies for Working with People with Profound Disabilities
Thu, September 27, 2018 - 9:30 am-4:30 pm (EST) 
Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers

Adults needing more supports, 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 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 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 abilities.

At the end of this course, attendees will:

  • Understand how the person who functions at a profound cognitive level learns
  • Engage people with profound cognitive abilities 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


Consuelo Senior, LMSW

Target Audience

Human Service Professionals

Date & Time


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

6 CE Contact Hours


YAI Central Office

460 West 34th Street

11th Floor

New York, NY 10001

(212) 273-6577

Social Work CE Information

Attendees will earn 6 CE contact hours.

Young Adult Institute, Inc. (YAI) SW CPE 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 #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 (minus a $20 processing fee). Participants who cancel their enrollment less than 14 days will not be refunded but can receive full credit toward a future training. A full refund or credit is given to participants with medical or personal emergencies with documentation.

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.