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I hope that you are all enjoying this course so far. We are moving into week five. After this next week the following three weeks are all focused on your presentations and the group work.

Unit 5 Introduction and What You Will Learn

Week five, we start engaging with the lived experience of persons with disabilities. Rothman (2018) provides a number of impactful personal accounts of people with disabilities sharing about the start of their disability, how it progresses, and some of the consequences. During this unit you will learn:

Unit Assignments


A–01: Asynchronous Participation and Engagement

Students are to make at least three replies across any of the five open forums this week. Remember, the expectation is to read all of the posts. Your responses can include another student’s reply if you contribute something substantial to the discussion. Be sure to post on two separate days to show engagement. The following are the five forums this week:

Unit Resources:

The following are additional resources for week five:

McGill Smith (n.d.) and her article You Are Not Alone: For Parents When They Learn That Their Child Has a Disability

Smith (2020) and her article Illness and Disability: Living Well with a Disability

Epler (2018) and her TED Talk 3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace


Epler, M. B. (2018). 3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace [Video]. TED.

McGill Smith, P. (n.d.). You are not alone: For parents when they learn that their child has a disability. Center for Parent Information & Resources.

Smith, M. (2020). Illness and disability: Living well with a disability. HelpGuide.

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