ERIC Number: ED303971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
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Policies, Guidelines, and Services for the Developmentally Disabled Student at Oxnard College.
The study examined policies of the California community colleges concerned with serving the developmentally disabled adult; identified programs and related services offered to this population at the community colleges; and determined eligibility criteria for these programs. It also developed policies, guidelines, educational services, and related services for the developmentally disabled learner at Oxnard college as well as a plan for implementing and evaluating this program. A mail-in questionnaire and telephone interviews were used to collect data. Findings revealed that: (1) 25% of the 106 California community colleges had established on-campus programs for students with developmental disabilities; (2) mandatory assessment and program placement were provided in over 70% of the colleges for this population; (3) the most widely utilized services were special classes, counseling, and physical education; (4) the range in student enrollment was from 13 students to over 1,200 students. The study concluded that programs for students with developmental disabilities on the California college campuses are relatively rare, that not all of the colleges perceive a need to offer services to these students; that special education personnel have not been providing consistent inservice training to regular college faculty and staff, and that there are few available resources for developing programs for this student population. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Note: Ph.D. Research Project, Nova University.