Developmental Disabilities Counselling Certificate

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge and expertise in the field of developmental disabilities counseling? If you’re looking to acquire specialized skills and stay current with best practices, the Developmental Disabilities Counseling Certificate Program is tailored to meet your needs.


North York


12 Weeks





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Certificate Overview

This introductory course will provide an overview of the evolution of services in Ontario. It will familiarize participants with the terminology used in the field and values and principles guiding the quality of life. It will provide information about common disorders and dual diagnosis. The dual diagnosis portion discusses how mental illness presents itself in individuals with developmental disabilities.

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Your Career

Graduates will gain employment opportunities with community organizations dedicated to integrating individuals with developmental disabilities into the mainstream of society in a socially responsible manner.

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Certificate Modules

This introductory course will provide an overview of the evolution of services in Ontario.

Students will learn to understand how the environment influences our behaviors and how we can manipulate the environment to maximize positive learning.

This course includes policies and procedures, pharmacology, review of systems, medication, administration and documentation.

This course will discuss best practices concerning sexuality and the support of individuals with a developmental disability.

This course in crisis management and intervention – ”Safe Management’’ replaced CPI in aiding individuals in crisis through a safe and pro-active de-escalation process.

Developed by the Safe Management Group, which is based in Oakville, Ontario, Safe Management training is a Canadian creation designed to provide professional, inclusive, and client-specific safety techniques for staff working with individuals who may become violent and upset for a variety of reasons.

This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.