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COUNSELLING PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DIFFICULTIES

COUNSELLING PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DIFFICULTIES

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  • 9 out of 10 people with ID are living inpoverty – only 3 in 10 employed.750 000 people with ID in Canada -
  • he CRPD was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2006.  Canada signed the CRPD on March 30, 2007, ratified in Canada in March 2010.

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  • 1. COUNSELLING CLIENTS WITH
    INTELLECTUAL DIFFICULTIES
    Case StudyINDEPENDENT LIFE– IS IT POSSIBLE?
  • 2. WHAT IS AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY (DEFINITION)
    IT IS NOT A DISEASE - IT IS DISABILITY
    AN IQ BELOW 70
    SIGNIFICANT LIMITATIONS IN ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR (COMMUNICATION, SELF-HELP SKILLS, INTERPERSONAL SKILLS)
    EVIDENCE THAT THE LIMITATIONS BECAME APPARENT BEFORE THE AGE OF 18.
    PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
    OVERVIEW
  • 3. WHAT IS AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY (CAUSES)
    GENETIC CONDITIONS
    PROBLEMS DURING PREGNANCY OR AT BIRTH
    EXPOSURE TO TOXINS OR CERTAIN TYPE OF DISEASES
    IODINE DEFICIENCY
    MALNUTRITION
    PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
    OVERVIEW
  • 4. How many individuals are potentially intellectually disabled is a largely a question of how user-friendly we choose to make our society to disadvantage minorities.
  • 5. ERADICATE POVERTY FOR PEOPLE WITH ID AND THEIR FAMILIES
    FAMILY ASSISTANCE SUCH AS TAX BREAKS, RESPITE, CAREGIVER BENEFITS, PAID LEAVE, EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
    SECURE CHILD RIGHTS AND SUPPORTS
    AVAILABLE EDUCATION AND TRAINING WITH INCLUSIVE PRACTICE
    SUPPORT LIFE STYLE CHOICES, RECREATION AND CULTURE
    ACCESSIBLE HEALTH AND PERSONAL CARE
    CLOSE INSTITUTIONS AND ASSURE A HOME IN THE COMMUNITY
    OPPORTUNITIES IN EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
    SUPPORT QUALITY LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY
    ENSURE DECISION MAKING RIGHTS BY ESTABLISHING OF SUPPORTIVE LEGISLATURE
    ENSURE PROTECTION FROM EXPLOITATION, VIOLENCE AND ABUSE
    ENSURE RIGHT TO EMPLOYMENT PUBLIC SUPPORT AND AWARENESS
    UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (CRPD)
    SHIFT FROM MEDICAL TO SOCIAL MODEL, OR IDEAS FOR ACTION TO MAKE THE CRPD A REALITY IN CANADA
  • 6. COUNSELLING CLIENTS WITH ID
    RESEARCH CLIENT’S DISABILITY
    1ST SESSION
    • BUILD A RAPPORT
    APPROACHES AND TECHNIQUES:
    • USE SIMPLE, DIRECT AND CONCRETE LANGUAGE
    • 7. CHECK FOR CLARIFICATION & UNDERSTANDING
    • 8. COVER ONLY 2 TO 3 ITEMS AT A TIME PER SESSION
    • 9. MAY REQUIRE TAPE RECORDER OR NOTE TAKER
    • 10. REFERRAL FROM MD TO GET IQ TEST FROM PSYCHOLOGIST
    • 11. SUGGEST OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
  • COUNSELLING CLIENTS WITH ID
    2ND SESSION
    • ASSESSMENT – WHO AM I , PD, CONSTRUCTIVIST MAPPING
    • 12. BASIC LIFE SKILLS TRAINING
    3RD SESSION
    • HELP WITH GOAL SETTING (SMART)
    • 13. USE ROLE MODELS IN COMMUNITY
    • 14. ADVOCATE FOR CLIENT
    • 15. CONTINUOUS GUIDING
    • 16. REFERRAL TO JOB DEVELOPER
  • JOB OPPORTUNITY INFORMATION NETWORK - www.joininfo.ca
    ABILITY LEARNING NETWORK - www.aln.ca
    CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION - www.toronto.cmha.ca
    CENTRE FOR ADDICTION & MENTAL HEALTH - www.camh.net
    CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING - www.cacl.ca
    PROJECT WORK - www.projectwork.ca
    ONTARIO MARCH OF DIMES – www.marchofdimes.ca
    VRPLACEMET – www.vrplacement
    WORK INITIATIVE NETWORK – www.tecss.com/win
    JVS TORONTO – ABILITY WORKS - www.jvstoronto.org
    COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE WITH ID
  • 17. I AM SAMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EROTbDCr5ag&feature=relatedRAIN MANhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKC3W0awjm0DAVID AND MONICAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWuRnmRvEBcONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NESThttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jReNeEHH2lQ
    MOVIES ABOUT PEOPLE WITH ID