ERIC Number: ED464409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Students, Colleges, and Disability Law.
Thomas, Stephen B.
As recently as the 1960s and 1970s, comparatively few persons with disabilities were able to attend college, either due to limited financial resources or to the inaccessibility of the campus and college programs. Today, colleges have substantially increased their efforts to recruit, admit, and accommodate qualified students with disabilities and to modify their programs where appropriate to provide them with the opportunity to enter, participate, and succeed. For example, an estimated 428,280 self-identified students with disabilities were enrolled in American colleges in 1997-98 (about three percent of all college students). This book describes various aspects of disability law in ten chapters: (1) introduction; (2) student disability services; (3) mental disabilities and accommodation; (4) physical disabilities, accommodations, and access; (5) admission and financial aid; (6) accommodations and modifications; (7) student records; (8) intercollegiate sport; (9) disciplinary and academic dismissal and other sanctions; and (10) disability discrimination in employment. Although simple solutions cannot be provided to resolve the complex problems identified in the above chapters, the material presented does provide a solid base on which to build. A table of cases and administrative decisions and an index conclude the book. (References contains in each chapter.) (RT)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Higher Education, Laws, Legal Responsibility
Education Law Association, 300 College Park, Mail Drop 0528, Dayton, OH 45469 ($30). Tel: 937-229-3589; Fax: 937-229-3845; e-mail: 937-229-3589.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Law Association, Dayton, OH.