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ERIC Number: EJ810563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Finding America's Most Disability-Friendly Colleges
Tiedemann, Chris Wise
Exceptional Parent, v38 n9 p28-30 Sep 2008
In the United States today, if a student with a serious physical disability wants to go away to college and live on campus, only four colleges provide the necessary services for that student to do so. To meet these students' requirements for living on campus, a college would have to have not only accessibility to its academic programs and its campus (both required by law), but also such things as personal care assistance, meal assistance, lift-equipped buses or vans, and wheelchair repair. Those that could--University of California at Berkeley, Wright State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania--each followed different philosophies of enablement. However, each one had the goal of combining an excellent education with the training and experience to live as independently as possible. This article presents profiles of these four most disability-friendly colleges which are listed in rough order of the speed at which they move a student toward independent living.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois; Ohio; Pennsylvania; United States