The Online Certificate in Disability Inclusion and Accessible Design (DIAD) is designed for social workers and other professionals who are interested in developing skills and sharpening their lens related to disability inclusion, and who strive to make their practice more accessible to and relevant for people with disabilities. The program faculty includes scholars, activists, and others working on the frontlines of disability inclusion and accessibility. Participants will learn about pertinent policy issues affecting people with disabilities, anti-ableist language and practices, accessible interpersonal clinical practice skills, disability inclusive community organizing skills, how to create inclusive management structures and organizational policies, among other topics. Participants will also receive training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines, understand the limitations of ADA standards, and gain the knowledge and skills to evaluate and assess built environments and institutional policies for ADA compliance and beyond.
Participants will complete 18 online social work continuing education credits including:
This certificate program is a self-directed online learning experience. Each module features pre-recorded self-paced lectures and other resource materials. The program also features ongoing opportunities to meet with the certificate lead faculty for drop-in interactive question-and-answer session.
For the live interactive sessions, participants require access to high-speed Internet and a computer with a camera and microphone. You do not need special skills to participate successfully in a distance-learning environment. We will provide detailed, user-friendly instructions and technical support.
We are dedicated to prioritizing the accessibility needs of participants in this program. If you have any questions or concerns related to your learning needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
$275 for the 18-hour certificate program
$225 for U-M SSW field instructors, faculty, and staff.
The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period 5/15/2020-5/15/2023. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 synchronous interactive online, and 17 asynchronous online social work continuing education contact hours.
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University of Michigan
School of Social Work
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