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OT Department offers Ghana Course

Come find out more about this exciting course and share with your colleagues/classmates who may be interested.

To learn more about intersession at the NYU Ghana site and this course, please attend one of the following information sessions:
Wednesday, October 10, 12-1:30pm in the Pless 1st Floor Lounge
Friday, November 2, 5:30-7:00pm in the Pless 3rd Floor Lounge

Study Developmental Disabilities in Ghana this January
with Professor Kristie Patten Koenig

This 3-credit study abroad program, which runs from January 3-16, 2013, examines disability in Ghana, with an emphasis on autism and developmental disabilities within a different cultural context.

You’ll visit a variety of settings to observe the participation of children and adults with developmental disabilities in health and school settings, learning from people with disabilities and those who work with them. Discussions of environmental and contextual issues that limit the individuals’ ability to participate in activities will take place, as well as identification of cultural assets in addressing the needs of those with developmental disabilities.

You’ll learn to evaluate, assess and identify the services and programs and ideologies that vary across and within cultures. To take advantage of the surroundings, trips to local educational facilities and cultural sites of interest will be planned.

This program is open to current NYU graduate students, non-NYU graduate students, and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution.

Application Deadline: Sunday, November 11, 2012

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