ERIC Number: ED485692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-3
Higher Education Act. Fact Sheet
National Council on Disability
Education is the key factor in achieving employment and thus an enhanced quality of life for people with disabilities. Students with disabilities, who now are estimated to represent nearly 10 percent of all college students, currently experience postsecondary outcomes far inferior to those of their non-disabled peers. While federal law requires a full array of supports and services for students with disabilities through their high school years, there is little that has prepared them for the barriers and lack of adequate disability related supports and services they will face in university systems. Several interrelated issues impact student preparation and access to postsecondary education: Transition to Postsecondary Education; Student Progress in Postsecondary Education; Financial Aid Barriers; and Difficulties in Interagency Collaboration. This document includes National Council on Disability recommendations that are designed to help policymakers attend to the gaps in the knowledge, practices and policies involving people with disabilities in postsecondary education, and to build on the progress already made to create a seamless system to improve the educational outcomes for all students with disabilities.
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Students, Access to Education, Student Financial Aid, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Transitional Programs, School Holding Power, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
National Council on Disability, 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-272-2004; TTY: 202-272-2074; Fax: 202-272-2022.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.