ERIC Number: ED401685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
College Students with Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Faculty and Staff.
Smith, Virginia H., Comp.
This resource guide is intended to help faculty and staff of Calhoun Community College (Alabama) to comply with federal laws and to adapt and modify their activities to accommodate the individual needs of students with a wide variety of disabilities. The first section summarizes the major relevant requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Next, basic principles of interacting with someone who has a disability are outlined, noting reception etiquette, conversation etiquette, and terms to avoid. Responsibilities of the student with a disability and faculty are then specified. The following sections provide suggestions for interacting with students having specific disabilities, with an explanation of typical characteristics of the disability and instructional modifications. The following disability areas are covered: deafness and partial hearing, head injury, learning disabilities, orthopedic/mobility disabilities, psychological disabilities, speech and language disorders, visual disabilities, and other disabilities. Relevant campus resources are briefly described. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Students, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Individual Differences, Interpersonal Communication, Legal Responsibility, Student Characteristics, Student Personnel Services, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Student Relationship, Two Year Colleges
Calhoun Community College, P.O. Box 2216, Decatur, AL 35609-2216; fax: 205-306-2885; telephone: 205-306-2866.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Calhoun Community Coll., Decatur, AL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)