YSR826 - Community Resources

Outline info
Last revision date 2017-09-12 14:32:47.773
Last review date 2017-09-12 14:32:47.773

Subject Title
Community Resources

Subject Description
This subject provides an overview of community resources available to people working in the rehabilitation field, to teach skills for the effective use of these resources. It is a practical subject designed to assist students in their daily work with their clients.

Credit Status
One Credit towards the York/Seneca Rehabilitation Services Certificate.

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

1.Identify a variety of resources in rehabilitation and state the nature of the services provided.

2.Evaluate services and identify gaps in resources.

3.Develop strategies for making an appropriate secondary service provider referral.

4.Demonstrate an awareness of the relevant issues and needs of different disabled populations.

5.Demonstrate an awareness of the concept of teamwork as an important component of rehabilitation, with the understanding that the client is a member of the team.

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 http://library.senecacollege.ca 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 student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

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.


Topic Outline
Overview of funding systems in rehabilitation

Service sectors in rehabilitation

Advocacy groups

Principles of secondary service provider referral

Evaluation of Services

Services for individuals with physical disabilities


Services for individuals with head injuries

Services for individuals with developmental disorders

Mental Health Services

Addiction Services

Employment Services

Services for disadvantaged/culturally diverse populations

Mode of Instruction
Lectures and class discussions with all students participating fully

Prescribed Texts
No Text Required  

Reference Material

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 (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Term Work and Final Examination Requirements:
If you are unable to complete the Final Exam/Assignment in this subject, you must provide documentation to support the absence to the instructor within one week.  If necessary, this information will be presented at the promotion meeting for consideration in determining and recommending the final grade.

All term work assignments must be completed prior to the time of the final examination. Unless students have been granted an extension in advance, late assignments will be penalized accordingly. There is no provision for rewriting late assignments, regardless of the grade awarded.  Students must contact faculty in advance of due date to discuss extensions.

If an assignment is missed due to class absence, any official documentation that might be grounds for arranging a make-up opportunity must be submitted to the faculty member on or before the next scheduled class.  Make-up opportunities do not apply to all graded assignments.

Test and Exam dates have been pre-arranged and are non-negotiable.  If a test/exam is missed, the student must provide official documentation to support the reason for the absence within one week to the instructor.  Make-up tests or exams will be granted for extenuating circumstances only and at the discretion of the faculty. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, please refer to the Seneca College Academic Policy http://www.senecac.on.ca/academic-policy/acpol-08.html.

Grading Scheme

Group Assignment 25%
Quizzes (4 x 2.5%) 10%
MidTerm Exam 30%
Final Exam 35%
Total 100%

Credit Status:
One credit towards York/Seneca Rehabilitation Services Certificate

Approved by: Lisa Somers