MHDD: Disability 101

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Any Time
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Support Website
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Host And Instructor

Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities National Training Center
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Training Overview Description

This module is designed to help providers become comfortable in serving people with disabilities.

Nationally, 1 in 5 adults experience mental health conditions, about 20% (NAMI). Most findings indicate between 30-50% of people with disabilities experience mental health conditions. Despite the higher rates, people with disabilities are less likely to receive the mental health services they need. It can be difficult to find a mental health provider ready to work with them.

This module reviews the basics of disability including

  • definitions,
  • associated history and rights,
  • disability etiquette, and
  • appropriate language.

Event-specific Details

Learning Objectives

Following this module participants will be able to:

  • Describe definitions of disability
  • Discuss disability history and the disability rights movement
  • Recognize common stereotypes and societal barriers
  • Identify different uses of language as it relates to people with disabilities
  • Understand general disability-related etiquette