ERIC Number: ED447635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Students with Significant Disabilities in Two-Year Colleges: ABLE Program, Longview Community College, Lee's Summit, MO.
Gugerty, John, Ed.; Knutsen, Caryl, Ed.
This report is an outcome of a project designed to seek, screen, evaluate, describe, and disseminate highly effective approaches used by two-year colleges to serve students with significant disabilities. "Two-year colleges" included academic institutions, technical colleges, and vocational institutes. From a pool of 18 applicants, the project made site reviews of six schools. This volume describes the approach used by Longview Community College (LCC) in Lee's Summit, Missouri. LCC has developed and implemented the ABLE (Academic Bridges to Learning Effectiveness) program, an intensive support services program designed to empower individuals with learning disabilities or brain injuries with the skills needed to gain control of their own lives and learning. This major objective comprises several goals, including increased level of comfort in the college setting, self-knowledge, knowledge of rights and appropriate accommodations, assertiveness skills, remediated basic skills, and higher self-esteem. The report discusses the mission, goals and objectives of ABLE, significant features of the ABLE program, key factors that make ABLE's approach effective for students with significant disabilities, and evaluation results demonstrating the effectiveness of ABLE's approach. Characteristics that are manifested in all six of the profiled schools are also listed and an accompanying CD-ROM describes the projects. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Head Injuries, Institutional Characteristics, Learning Disabilities, Policy Formation, Program Design, Self Esteem, Severe Disabilities, Student Empowerment, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center on Education and Work.