ERIC Number: ED422044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Disability Support Services in Community Colleges. AACC Research Brief.
Barnett, Lynn; Li, Yong
To determine the extent to which community colleges provide services and programs for students with disabilities, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) conducted a national survey in 1995 of public and private community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada. Fall 1995 headcounts for both full- and part-time students were used as the basis of responses. Information provided by 672 campuses offered a view of the ways that community colleges were responding to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Analysis of that information, coupled with data from the 1992-93 National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey, resulted in the national and program profiles contained in this document. The AACC survey instrument covered nine categories of disabilities: visual impairment, deafness, orthopedic/mobility disabilities, speech/language disorders, learning disabilities, mental retardation, emotional/behavioral disorders, head injuries, and chronic illness. Information is provided regarding enrollment/graduation, student registration for disability support services, support services and accommodations, special features of various programs, uses of technology, outreach activities, tracking, and outcomes.(Contains 9 graphs and 15 references) (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.