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ERIC Number: ED419358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Frequently Asked Questions by Educators about Students with Psychiatric Disabilities: Tips and Resources on the Rehabilitation Act, ADA, Academic Adjustments, and Support.
Soydan, Anne Sullivan
This booklet provides information on the critical issues involved in providing academic adjustments in a college or university setting for students with psychiatric disabilities. It begins with a brief description of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Information is then presented in a question and answer format that addresses: (1) the identification of students with disabilities; (2) resources available to educators on psychiatric disabilities; (3) signs of mental illness in the campus setting; (4) how mental illness interferes with functioning at school; (5) the need for educators to know about functional limitations; (6) resources that educators can use to determine appropriate academic adjustments; (7) educators' responsibilities regarding academic adjustments; (8) reasonable accommodations; (9) "how" to tell if an academic adjustment request is unreasonable; (10) "how" to set limits or tell a student they are performing poorly in the class without upsetting the person or violating the law; and (11) additional information resources on disabilities and higher education. (CR)
Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 930 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215; telephone: 617-353-3549; World Wide Web:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)