• Overview - 2018/2019

    With the Developmental Services Worker (DSW) Apprenticeship, you continue to be employed while going to school part-time. A win-win. If you believe that having a positive and direct impact on the lives of people with developmental disabilities is a career worth pursuing. And if you are looking for personal and professional satisfaction on a daily basis, Fanshawe's DSW program will guide you toward your goals.

    You'll become a specialist in working with children and adults with developmental disabilities. Your courses will be dynamic with a focus on disabilities, mental health, interpersonal skills, counseling, health, pharmacology, teaching and intervention strategies. As well, you'll learn how to collaborate and build relationships with family members, and to work with the diverse network of support for people with developmental disabilities.

    When you graduate, you'll be able to work as a support worker, advocate, and educational assistant, or at a board of education. You'll also have the opportunity to transfer credits for further education at universities such as Ryerson, Windsor, Calgary and Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.


    Program coordinator:

    Holly Duff
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x4184

  • More Information - 2018/2019

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