ERIC Number: ED364308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-30
Reference Count: N/A
Services for Students with Disabilities in Community Colleges. Final Report.
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) designed a project to help widen the educational opportunities for disabled individuals through access to a broader base of information about programs and services in local two-year colleges. The focus of the first year's activity was the design and development of a database of information on services and programs for persons with disabilities at 624 public and private community colleges; the production of a directory of these programs; and information dissemination about the project. During the project's second year, a monograph entitled "Disability Support Services in Community Colleges: Selected Cases" was prepared to highlight successful disability support practices. Data collected for the project reveal that: (1) approximately 70% of all institutions responding to the AACC's survey reported having a formal Disability Support Service Office; (2) approximately 63% of all public higher education students with disabilities are enrolled in community colleges; (3) approximately 6% of all community colleges students report a disability and about 2% request services; (4) approximately 12% of all responding colleges did not keep student data by category of disability; however, among those 574 institutions reporting data, learning disabilities constituted by far the largest single category of disability, followed by orthopedic or mobility disabilities, and chronic illness or other disabilities; and (5) the most prevalent services and accommodations offered by community colleges were registration assistance, counseling, alternative exam formats, and notetaking services. The survey questionnaire and evaluation forms are appended. (ECC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see JC 940 050.