Intellectual Disabilities:  Is This The New Normal?

Instructor: Sabretta G Alford, LMSW

Date: Friday, May 19, 2017

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Course Code:  SWINTDIS/2

Room:  Silberman/215

Cost: $105.00

Description:  This course is designed to provide participants with a background in theories and models of support involving people with developmental/intellectual disabilities and their families, across the lifespan and across practice settings.  Topics will include:  Understanding Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Key Laws Affecting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Understanding Individualized Education Plans (IEP), using a Person-Centered Approach – The Child in the Context of the Family, School, and the Community, Understanding and Navigating the System of Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities – OPWDD services, Family Caregiving and Persons with Disabilities and, Social Work Practice and Intellectual Disability – Social Worker Roles & Responsibilities.

CE Hours: 3



About the Instructor:

Sabretta is a licensed social worker with over 17 years of education/training experience.  She received a Master Degree in Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College- clinical track with individuals, families and groups and is certified in the Field of Aging Practice.  Her area of focus Aging with Intellectual Disabilities/Autism where she continues to gain additional experience and insight in the field of social work practice, working with diverse populations.  Sabretta Alford is the Program Manager of the Behavioral Health Care Coordination Training of Continuing Education at the Silberman School of Social Work and a Social Worker at Resolution Counseling Services

As a mother of child with Autism and Intellectual Disability, Sabretta served as an Early Childhood Trainer for Program Directors that include topics such as, Suspecting Developmental Delayns in Young Children: screening and identification, eligibility and diagnosis, IEP development and placement, instructional planning, and evaluation.  In addition, Sabretta continues to serve as an independent advocate/consultant in which she assists families of individuals with Intellectual Disabilities/Autism how to access to resources and services to promote family overall health and well-being.


PHONE REGISTRATION: (212) 650-3850


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