Introduction to Developmental Disabilities

To answer the 6 essay questions below (25 points each), unless otherwise instructed, you must have a minimum of 2 references that are either articles in published journals or book chapters, not including the textbook (no websites). You may use the text as an additional reference. You must provide a reference list for each question. Your answers to each question should be a minimum of 2 typed pages, double-spaced and in 12-point font submitted as an attachment. All responses should be on one document. (Total points possible = 150; Due by May 8, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.)

1.Watch this TED talk by Al Condeluci on Social Capital. Then, write 2 pages (double-spaced, 12-point font in a Word document) on your reactions and 3 things you learned from the video. What are some ways that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities can increase their social capital? (No other references needed.)

2.People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at a greater risk than other people for abuse, including sexual abuse. What could be done to reduce that risk? Consider both what the person with intellectual or developmental disability might do as well as what others might do.

3.Watch this video on the Art of Belonging. Then, write 2 pages (double-spaced, 12-point font in a Word document) on your reactions and 3 things you learned from the video. How can people with intellectual and developmental disabilities get connected to the larger community? (No other references needed.)

4.What are the ethical ramifications of allowing or denying the right to parent in people with intellectual disability? How can parenting rights be balanced with what is in the best interest of the child?

5.Watch this TED Talk by Temple Grandin. Write 2 pages (double-spaced, 12-point font in a Word document) about your impressions and discuss 3 ideas you learned from the video. How might society make better use of the special skills of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders? (No other references needed.)

6.If you were a caregiver of a person who has Down syndrome and is in his or her early 40’s what would you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias?

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