ERIC Number: ED419358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Faculty, College Students, Disability Identification, Faculty Handbooks, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Mental Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teacher Responsibility
Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 930 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215; telephone: 617-353-3549; World Wide Web: http://www.bu.edu/SARPSYCH.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)