Introduction to Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities

Practical Training Solutions
4.9 (22)
DCW Level 1 Fundamentals DCW Level 2 Developmental Disabilities Direct Support Professional
This module is a requirement within the Principles and Practices of Direct Support curriculum.
Introduction to Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities is an entry level course for direct support professionals who are new or unfamiliar with developmental disabilities. Learners will become familiar with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, seizures and how to support someone having a seizure.

What You Will Learn

Lesson 1
Lesson 2
What is an Intellectual/Developmental Disability?
Lesson 3
Cerebral Palsy
2m 42s
Lesson 4
Intellectual Disability
1m 38s
Lesson 5
16m 5s
Lesson 6
5m 32s
Lesson 7
Causes of Seizures
Lesson 8
How to recognize a seizure
2m 10s
Lesson 9
Sensory Integration
4m 58s


Chris Garcia
Senior Instructor at Practical Training Solutions and AZ DDD Lead Instructor - Chandler Arizona
James Adams, Ph.D
Director of the Autism/Asperger's Research Program at Arizona State University - Tempe Arizona
Tom Pomeranz, Ed.D
Trainer, Coach, Speaker - Indianapolis, Indiana


4.9 (22)
Marthe G
Introduction to Intellectual Development Disabilities
Sep 15, 2021
Hello! thank you so much for the great information.
Paullette M
Introduction to Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities
Sep 8, 2021
very Informative
Jennifer B
Informative ~ no fluff! :)
Jul 15, 2021
Great job getting a lot of information into a short time span. I appreciate that!
Lakaja S
Feb 3, 2021
This was very helpful
Elva B
Introduction to Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Jan 18, 2021
very interesting
Linda T
developmental and intellectual disabilities
Dec 22, 2020
Allan K
Nov 19, 2020
Videos will go a long way to enhance clients support.
Norma H
Introduction to intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Nov 16, 2020
Good solid information. I really liked hearing about the different types of disabilities and their causes and delays. It was interesting to hear from someone who has an autistic daughter, their learning curves along the way of raising their daughter were very heart stirring to hear. The young man I support is autistic so this was especially interesting to me.
Isabel A
intro to intellectual..
Oct 10, 2020
I learned what it is.
Mark B
Aug 12, 2020
Very practical and vital to know
Anastasia O
Nicely done
May 27, 2020
Very informative.
Jean T
Good Information
May 26, 2020
The section on Autism, in particular, was very enlightening. Research has come a long way in the last 40 years. The information on handling seizures was very appreciated as I haven't dealt with that before and this new knowledge will be very helpful in the event that I do in the future.
Maritza R
Introduction to Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities
Jan 31, 2020
Highly informative
Susan W
Introduction to Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Review
Jan 14, 2020
Excellent information to have and know; good coverage on a variety of developmental issues; gentleman giving it could slow down just a little. Overall, GREAT course!
Karla F
Karla Freitas
Jan 6, 2020
This was very helpful and made me understand my son a little better!
Martha H
Nov 21, 2019
the video was very helpful !
Ibuoribo A
Introduction to Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities
Oct 2, 2019
Abdirizaq M
Sep 29, 2019
I learned a lot during this course.
Loretta F
Good training module
Aug 23, 2019
Easy to follow and relates to the job
Teodora T
Introduction to Disabilities
Aug 18, 2019
Very informative and presented in progression
Amanda G
Feb 20, 2019
The videos were well done. It could have been put in a different order but overall well done.
Susan B
Introduction to Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities
Feb 16, 2019
Thought-provoking and insightful.