Developmental Disabilities and Deinstitutionalization

$35.00 | CE Hours:7.00 | Intermediate

***This course will be expiring on 07/30/2020. After this date, you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

CEU Course Description

This course discusses the lessons learned regarding how to close large institutions and focuses on the movement to smaller community living setting that meet NCD’s new definition.  The course examines some of the factors that advocates and self-advocates believe are important in defining “community living” and looks at how quality of life in the community can be and is being measured.  This course also identifies the most effective approaches and supports to help people with ID/DD transition from institutional settings of all sizes.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss what research has demonstrated in relation to people with ID/DD and their outcomes in the community setting vs. when institutionalized.

2.  Enumerate what Congress found the Nation’s proper goals are regarding individuals with disabilities.

3.  Explain the type of discrimination that unjustified isolation is properly regarded as.

4.  Investigate the Olmstead case in regards to the conditions that must be met for a decision of community placement.

5.  Identify what heavily influences the movement from institutions to community settings.

6.  Describe the goal of deinstitutionalization.

7.  Elucidate the benefits of community living compared with living in an institution.

8.  Examine the reasons why the cost-effectiveness of community-based care is possible.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2014-05-28

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