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ERIC Number: EJ1048818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
Evaluating the Effects of a Self-Advocacy Training Program for Undergraduates with Disabilities
White, Glen W.; Summers, Jean Ann; Zhang, E; Renault, Val
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v27 n3 p229-244 Fall 2014
The purpose of this study is to explore the efficacy of a training program with a group of college students who have physical, sensory, and/or learning disabilities regarding their acquisition of knowledge and skills related to their rights to reasonable accommodations under several disability-related federal laws (e.g., Section 504, Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA]). This investigation seeks to address the following research question: Do participants in a knowledge- and skill-based training program successfully acquire knowledge and behaviors associated with understanding their disability-related rights and how to request disability-related accommodations? The study showed significant results concerning student acquisition of knowledge (***p < 0.001) and accommodation skills (***p < 0.001). Future applications for this research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
Grant or Contract Numbers: H133G070160