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A guide to Disability Services 1504: Cultural Competence toward Disability

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Disability Services 1504: Cultural Competence towards Disability

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Learning Outcomes:

  • explain why cultural competence towards disabilities is a critical part of support work and why it is important to understand your own cultural perspective,

  • describe the difference between race, ethnicity, and culture,
  • describe five essential elements and the importance of cultural competence,
  • describe the cultural competence continuum,
  • identify key values and views related to the macro culture of the United States towards disabilities,
  • describe differences in definitions and responses to disabilities based on culture,
  • describe the importance of being able to assess levels of cultural competence,
  • identify methods for increasing cultural competence,
  • describe how culture can affect communication, and
  • describe strategies for overcoming and preventing cultural barriers to communication.