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Disabilities and the Adult Learner

6 weeks | 24 hours

This 6-week course will help you discover the keys to strengthening your work with adults who have disabilities. Through multimedia presentations, interactive project assignments, and discussions with your peers and an experienced facilitator, you will:

  • learn how to plan and adapt appropriate instruction for adults with both learning and other physical disabilities,
  • identify and begin to collaborate with local organizations and state agencies that offer supportive services and resources for adults with disabilities,
  • experience different disabilities through simulation activities.

Each week’s lesson addresses a topic in adult education pertaining to learning disabilities. Course activities include readings, assignments, and discussions. The lessons are sequential.

Lessons and resources included in the course:

  • Disabilities Overview and History
  • Partnerships and Services
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Introduction to Universal Design for Learning
  • Disability Etiquette
  • Classroom Management

Course Expectations:
Taking an online course requires a time commitment, internet access, and weekly participation. Please refer to the course syllabus before signing up for an online course. The syllabus covers the course schedule, outline, and requirements. In order to receive a certificate of completion, learners must submit all assignments on time. Learners that do not post for more than one week at any time during the course or who fall more than one week behind in their assignments, may be removed from the course and will be placed on “waiting list only” status for future online courses.

Preview the course syllabus.

Course fee: $125 (Virginia grant-funded programs: $0)