ERIC Number: ED364309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Disability Support Practices in Community Colleges: Selected Examples.
Barnett, Lynn, Ed.
Brief descriptions are provided of the 48 specific disability support practices being provided by community colleges. In its call for contributions, the American Association of Community Colleges solicited information about factors that practitioners thought contributed to the success of a disability support program. Nearly 50 different key factors were mentioned, including four that were cited by approximately half of the respondents represented in the book: administrative commitment, community linkages, staff expertise, and faculty support. Following a chart summarizing support practices by state, the 48 program descriptions are presented in the categories of: (1) general disability support programs; (2) programs for specific disabilities--programs for the deaf, developmental disabilities program, head injuries programs, learning disabilities programs, psychiatric disorders program, visual impairment/hearing impairment program; (3) career preparation/vocational training; (4) partnerships/community resources; (5) technology; and (6) other disability support programs--administrative structure, administrative technology, extracurricular activities, fund-raising, wellness program. Each description includes information about the college, a program summary, resource requirements, key factors in success, community partners, awards and honors, and sources of funding. (MAB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Ancillary School Services, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Injuries, Mental Disorders, Mental Retardation, Program Content, Special Education, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Visual Impairments
American Association of Community Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 ($18).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For a related document, see JC 940 049.