ERIC Number: ED238601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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Serving the Disabled College Student in Rural Institutions.
Brill, Jay W.
Independent National Rural Project Newsletter, v4 n2 p2-3 Sum 1983
Meeting the needs of disabled college students within the limits of the rural institution's resources is a challenge to all rural educators. Support services which must be provided can be divided into two categories: core services, such as classroom assistance and housing, and comprehensive environmental services, such as admissions, registration, medical facilities, transportation, financial aid, and special equipment. While rural areas do not have the resources of urban areas, they can develop innovative ways to meet these needs by using economical institutional and local resources. One full-time person in the Dean of Student Affairs office can generally meet many of the disabled student's personal and academic needs. A local vocational rehabilitation counselor not only provides important services but also links with other service providers. Finally, a variety of volunteer services may be provided by typically rural community resources: the 4H Club, Future Farmers of America, the Lion's Club, and religious groups. (LP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Audience: Counselors; Students; Administrators; Practitioners
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