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ERIC Number: ED202509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Integrated Approach to Support Services for Handicapped Students.
Woltz, Sharon; Davidson, Judy
The Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) provides an extensive program of support services to integrate handicapped students whenever possible into existing programs. Concerted efforts are first made during the admissions process when handicapped students are identified and students are provided with the assistance they need to take required placement tests (e.g., oral interpreters are provided for the deaf). Then at registration, special academic counseling services are provided which circumvent the need for handicapped students to wait in long lines or go to areas of the college that are difficult to reach. As required by law, handicapped students are mainstreamed into all regular remedial and college-level programs. While remedial English programming was once conducted separately for deaf students, these students are now integrated into the English as a Second Language Program. Throughout the semester, CCP's Programs for Handicapped Persons Division provides several support services: (1) arranging for the provision of special materials or personnel (e.g., talking books or volunteer notetakers); (2) answering the questions of faculty and lab personnel; (3) providing comprehensive counseling services; (4) serving as a liaison with various agencies and community groups; and (5) securing funds to purchase special equipment or run special programs. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A