SRC936 - Community Resources

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Subject Title
Community Resources

Subject Description
This subject provides students with an overview of community resources available to individuals with disabilities and teaches skills for the effective evaluation and use of these resources. It is a practical subject designed to be of use to students in their daily work as Rehabilitation Counsellors.

Credit Status
Credit toward the Seneca Rehabilitation Certificate Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify and discuss the different resources in rehabilitation as they relate to the various disability groups and diversity issues that may apply;

2. Explain the various service needs of individuals with disabilities or disadvantages;

3. Evaluate community resources and identify gaps;

4. Develop strategies for making an appropriate referral and to assist individuals to access and utilize available community services;

5. Discuss and explain the concept of teamwork where the individual is a member of the team and an important component of the rehabilitation process.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Students should consult the website information each semester to ensure they have current information regarding program requirements. Online at

Topic Outline
Medical/non-medical barriers when evaluating community resources
Accommodation and modification to community service programs
Community resources for return to work
Services through client advocacy programs
Services available relating to ergonomics, assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering    

Mode of Instruction
In-class Learning:
A variety of teaching methods will be used including lectures, discussions, small group work.

Independent/Distance Learning:
This course will be delivered via the self-paced individualized learning method.  This involves the use of a text, learner guide and consultation with your instructor either by telephone, e-mail or mail.  Students will be responsible for completing all self-paced exercises outlined in the learner guide.  The time allotment for completion of the course is 20 weeks from the official start date.

Prescribed Texts
Ingram-Smith, H., Meehan, M., Kennedy, J. (Ed.). (2011).Community resources study guide: Toront, On: Seneca College 

Reference Material
APA Citation

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Students must retain a duplicate of all assignments.  Suggested timeline provided. Correspondence assignments must be handed in prior to the end date. Late assignments may be subject to grade penalties.  A student must successfully complete all major segments of a subject in order to earn a passing grade.

Assignments are to be grammatically correct, and marks may be deducted for errors in spelling, grammar, capitalization and punctuation.  It is expected that students have a sufficient command of the English language to express their thoughts clearly in their written work.

All assignments must be cited.  Students are referred to the following web site for Seneca College library APA Style Guide for citation and Guide to Integrating Quotations (APA Style): 

A student must obtain a passing grade (50% or higher) on the combined assignments and term work.
For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices or online at:

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Independent Learning/Distance Learning:

2 Assignments (25% each)    50%
Mid Term Test                     15%
Final Exam                           35%
In Class:

Mid term exam:   30%
Assignment:        30 %
Final Exam:        40 %

Approved by: Lisa Somers