ERIC Number: ED482375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
A Rising Tide: Students with Psychiatric Disabilities Seek Services in Record Numbers.
The evidence, largely anecdotal, suggests that disability support service providers in higher education are serving an increasing number of students with psychiatric disabilities. This paper discusses the responses of college disability support services. Many factor complicate the delivery of services for students with psychiatric disabilities, and the nature of such disabilities makes them challenging to accommodate. Students with current documentation of a psychiatric impairment who request services are entitled to accommodations that specifically and appropriately address their needs, such as permission to use peer note takers or extended time to complete examinations. In addition to the challenges posed by the disabilities themselves, students may encounter prejudice and ignorance. In the end, the academic and personal successes are well worth the efforts of the student, faculty, and staff. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Students, Disabilities, Emotional Problems, Higher Education, Mental Disorders, Psychiatric Services, Services
For full text: http://www.heath.gwu.edu/PDFs/Psychiatric%20Disabilities.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.