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ERIC Number: ED491585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 161
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: ISBN-1-5501-6974-2
College Students with Disabilities: Their Future and Success
Fichten, Catherine S.; Jorgensen, Shirley; Havel, Alice; Barile, Maria
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The Adaptech Research Network in collaboration with our partners recently completed three studies whose goal was to explore obstacles and facilitators to college studies and examine what happens to college graduates with and without disabilities a year after graduation. Participants were: 182 graduates with and 1304 without disabilities from three large junior/community colleges, 57 college based professionals providing disability-related services, and 300 students with disabilities who were registered to receive disability related services from their college. While current students with disabilities indicated that disability-related accommodations such as extended time on exams were important facilitators, for the most part these students, as well as graduates with disabilities, mentioned the same facilitators as their nondisabled peers. The same was generally true for obstacles. The main difference here was that students and graduates with disabilities cited disability-related issues, such as health, as a major obstacle. Graduates with and without disabilities continued their studies and obtained jobs at the same rate as nondisabled graduates. Appended is: CEGEP Experience Questionnaire: English and French versions. (Contains 72 tables and 16 figures.) ["College Students with Disabilities: Their Future and Success" represents a final report presented to FQRSC (Fonds de recherche sur la societe et la culture) by Adaptech Research Network, Dawson College, Montreal in Spring 2006. It was written with the collaboration of Marie-Eve Landry, Daniel Fiset, Jean-Charles Juhel, Sylvie Tetreault, Vittoria Ferraro, Caroline Chwojka, Mai N. Nguyen, Iris Alapin, Gabrielle Huard, and Rhonda Amsel. In this final report, each study is presented in English and in French.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dawson Coll., Montreal (Quebec).
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (Montreal)
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