I will provide a prompt for the essay. The prompt requires to identify at least three different examples of class activities, information, or presentations that contributed to this change. Here are they:
1-Jesse Billauer: Jesse experienced a spinal cord injury while participating in his favorite life time activity: surfing. He continues to surf albeit his disability; he is sponsored by big names like Hurley, Jason Mraz, Red Bull, and many more
2- Joaquin Carson: information on www.lifeworks-sls.com GO TO stories and click on Joaquin’s picture.
3- SEEDS: Stacy Everson discussed the topic of abuse of people with developmental disabilities. Two women with developmental disabilities (downside syndrome) shared their stories of physical and sexual abuse. It was a sobering topic that educated the class on supporting people with developmental disabilities.
This is the essay prompt:
GS 420 Exam Essay Fall 2015
Essay Prompt: (10 points)
Five years ago, the GS 420 class was threatened by budget cuts. In Fall 2010, our class was actually cut, but due to bureaucratic details, was re-opened. The next year (2011) our Fall class was capped by the College of Education at 170 students and we had to turn away over 100 students who wanted to add this course. Knowing that our class has a history of being an “optional” course (much like the history of ASL) in the eyes of the bureaucrats, and was threatened to be eliminated, we would like for you to respond to the following prompts:
(All students will use this format for scoring)
Class Section (1 or 2)
One of the goals of GS 420 is to develop competency in understanding the disability experience and interacting appropriately with people with disabilities.
1). How have you changed as a result of taking GS 420?
2). Identify at least three different examples of class activities, information, or presentations that contributed to this change.
3). Describe at least two specific examples of how you will demonstrate competency in interactions with people with disabilities due to the information and experiences provided by GS 420.
4). How will this information impact your future career?
5). How will you act as an “ally” in protecting this course and ensuring the education of the disability experience remains a priority at SDSU?