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Certificate Program in Developmental Disabilities

The Certificate Program in Developmental Disabilities is a joint effort between The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and the Rutgers School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education. It is intended to enhance the skills and knowledge of professionals working with people with disabilities in a variety of settings.

Certificates of completion will be offered after each workshop and a final certificate will be awarded when all requirements have been met. Participants not seeking the certificate program are welcome to take individual workshops.

To receive the final certificate, a participant must attend:

  • 9 Required Workshops
  • 3 Elective Workshops
  • A total of 12 days

Required Workshops (9 Days total)

  • Introduction to Developmental Disabilities

Lifespan Issues:

  • Starting Out: From Diagnosis Through Early Childhood
  • Supporting Youth with Disabilities in the Transition to Adult Life
  • Community Services and Supports: Evolving Approaches
  • Growing Old Together: Aging and Family Caregiving

Cross-cutting Issues:

  • Disability Policy Issues
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Multicultural Perspectives in Developmental Disabilities
  • Supporting Families Through Change

Electives (3 Days total)

Three electives are required in addition to the required workshops above. Possible electives include:

      • Children's Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
      • Health and Wellness
      • Understanding and Managing Problem Behaviors

View Current Workshops and Register:

The Certificate Program in Developmental Disabilities is administered by Rutgers School of Social Work. Registration is through the Rutgers School of Social Work Continuing Education Catalog or web site.

View Rutgers School of Social Work Continuing Education web site


If you have questions about registration, please contact or (848) 932-8758.

Project Manager: Robyn Carroll

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