Specialized Family Care Program

Lesson on History of Developmental Disabilities Services

  • Category: Advocacy
  • Materials: Articles: "Parallels in Time: from http://www.mnddc.org/parallels/one/1.html: "Trans- Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Raises Awareness"; "Reasons for Admission"
  • Goal: Specialized Family Care Provider knows the history of services to persons with developmental disabilities
  • Credit Hours: 1 Hour
  • Date Developed: May, 2011, Updated March 2017
  • Developed by: Donna McCune, SFC Program, Updated by Carol Brewster, March 2017

Training Objectives:

  1. Specialized Family Care Provider knows how services to individuals with disabilities has changed over the years
  2. Specialized Family Care Provider knows the continued needs of individuals with developmental disabilities
  3. Specialized Family Care Provider is aware of West Virginia’s role in provision of services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Training Procedures:

  • *Provider initiated self-study. Alternate formats of the study materials are available upon request. (Course Materials)
  • Test completed by Provider (Take the Test Below)
  • Review of test responses by Family Based Care Specialist and Provider