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A Guide to the Aging and Disability Networks

Online Courses


This course is intended to acquaint workers with the variety of services available to older adults and people with disabilities through programs funded and supported by federal and state governments and administered by states and local agencies. By the conclusion of this course, you should understand the key resources in the aging and disability networks and the eligibility requirements for participation in these programs.

*You can register for this course individually or as part of a certificate program.

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  • Identify key federal, state, and local resources available to older adults, persons with disabilities, and their families.
  • Explain how eligibility and accessibility impact the use of federal, state and local programs.
  • Discuss methods for identifying and accessing resources for older adults, persons with disabilities, and their families.
  • Define key terminology in understanding and navigating the aging and disability networks.

Course Outline

  • Pre-course Competency Assessment
  • Section I: Course Overview
  • Section II: Background and Scope
  • Section III: Aging and Disability: Federal Laws, Programs, and Their Eligibility Requirements
  • Section IV: State Programs
  • Section V: Aging and Disability Organizations
  • Section VI: Local and Community Resources
  • Section VII: Course Summary and Resources
  • Course Quiz
  • Post-course Competency Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Policies

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Accessibility Information

All online courses are self-paced and are designed as reading-based and include interactive multimedia components including simulations, video, audio, and discussion boards.

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