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ERIC Number: EJ825778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
The Chronic Illness Initiative: Supporting College Students with Chronic Illness Needs at DePaul University
Royster, Lynn; Marshall, Olena
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v20 n2 p120-125 2008
College students with chronic illness find it difficult to succeed in traditional degree programs due to disruptions caused by relapses and unpredictable waxing and waning symptoms. College disability offices are often unable to help, both because their standard supports are not appropriate and because students with chronic illness frequently do not identify themselves as having a disability. This Practice Brief discusses the need for specific programs tailored to the culture of postsecondary students with chronic illness. The Chronic Illness Initiative at DePaul University is presented as a model for such programs. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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