Social Work Practice in Intellectual and Other Disabilities

BSW Field Unit
Full-Time MSW Program Generalist Field Unit
Full-Time MSW Program Advanced Practice Field Unit
This field unit’s focus is on social work with persons with intellectual and other disabilities and their families. Through direct and indirect practice students work with individuals, families, organizations and communities to enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities. Guided by the principles of normalization, self-determination and inclusiveness, the focus is on creating and strengthening personal and environmental conditions that enable and support people with disabilities to lead satisfying lives in the community. Students complete their field work with community based agencies and organizations supporting people with disabilities and their families. The integrative seminar will utilize group work, faculty, student and guest presentations, multi-media and experiential activities.
Participating Agencies: 
Bridges, Birth to Three Programs, Family Support & Resource Center, LOV-DANE, TIES Waisman Outreach Program, Options in Community Living, REM, UCP, Avenues to Community, Wisconsin Developmental Disabilities Board, ARC, Dane County Human Services, Dane County Adult Services Unit, Disability Rights, Creatability Supportive Living, United Cerebral Palsy and Avenues to Community Inc.

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