ERIC Number: ED167236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Plan for the Delivery of Programs and Services to Handicapped Students in Maryland Community Colleges.
Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.
The Maryland statewide plan to improve access to community college education for the state's handicapped population is presented in five parts. The first section describes the efforts to determine the current status of handicapped students in the community college, through extensive college self-analysis. These involved the development of plans for the architectural accessibility of college programs and a self-evaluation of college policies, practices, and programs to determine whether discrimination exists. This first section also states reasons to expect increased handicapped enrollments and the premises upon which the state plan is based. The second section describes specialized projects at some community colleges which reflect the current conditions in the delivery of educational services to the handicapped. The third section reviews existing funding sources, while the fourth considers enrollment trends and the prevalence of specific disabilities in the state. The fifth section contains recommendations in the areas of use of existing resources, in-service training, training aides, articulation, resource centers, auxiliary aids, costs, possible financing, and facilities modification. Appendices include Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a list of courses for the handicapped, information on the planning process, definitions, and tabular data on enrollment, disabilities, and costs. (LS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Architectural Barriers, Community Colleges, Costs, Educational Assessment, Educational Development, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Evaluation Criteria, Financial Support, Handicapped Students, Nondiscriminatory Education, Physical Disabilities, Program Descriptions, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland