ERIC Number: ED024092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May-1
Reference Count: 0
Student Aides for Handicapped College Students. Final Report of Pilot Study.
Saint Andrews Presbyterian Coll., Laurinburg, NC.
This pilot study was an attempt to meet some everyday needs of handicapped students in college by assigning a student aide to each. Aides were given financial assistance or "workshops" from project funds in return for their services. Such finds, therefore, served the dual purpose of helping the aide financially, and helping handicapped students with their activities of daily living. With the use of student aides for assistance with their activities of daily living, handicapped students experienced a nearly normal college life. It was found, however, that personal nursing-type services had to be provided by adults such as practical nurses or maids. One major advantage of student aides appeared to be their full acceptance, as such, into dormitory life. Specific recommendations are made. It is further suggested that rehabilitation workers should encourage the officials at many other small colleges to undertake this type of service to handicapped students. (Author)
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Sponsor: Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, New York, NY.; Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Andrews Presbyterian Coll., Laurinburg, NC.