ERIC Number: ED436901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Building a College Disability Support Consortium.
This handbook describes the development of the Advocacy Consortium for College Students with Disabilities in Rochester, New York, and provides suggestions on how to create such consortiums. It begins by discussing the following topics: the need for advocacy consortiums to assist support providers in addressing ongoing concerns about documentation of disabilities, definitions of disabilities, the transition between high school and postsecondary life, helping faculty understand current interpretation of the laws, insurance and disabilities, the impact of technology on disability support, crisis management, and lobbying for change. The guide then discusses how to get a consortium off the ground and key issues that need to be considered. Following sections address how to maintain a consortium, forming work teams, and funding a consortium. Suggestions for long-term projects for a disability support consortium are then described, including: college nights, college panels, self-assessments to help students evaluate their readiness for postsecondary education, speakers bureaus, and information sessions for the consortium. The last section of the handbook identifies challenges for consortiums and possible solutions for problems. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advocacy Consortium for College Students with Disabilities, Rochester, NY.
Note: "The preparation of this booklet was made possible in part by the New York State VESID/Postsecondary Education Project Model for Improving Student Potential for Postsecondary Experiences Project."