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ERIC Number: EJ844250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Returning Veterans on Campus with War Related Injuries and the Long Road Back Home
Church, Thomas E.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v22 n1 p43-52 2009
This article reviews the growing numbers of returning military personnel attending higher education based on emerging national trends, including the new GI Educational Bill, amendments to the ADA, and the rising unemployment rate. The trauma of war and the high survival rate have resulted in a high percentage of veterans returning from the Global War on Terror (GWT) who will experience a wide range of health issues as a result of their exposure to combat trauma and blast injuries. Many of these injuries will not be visible and will include physical wounds, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) requiring accessible campuses and classroom accommodations. However, many veterans are not utilizing the traditional service providers for students with disabilities in higher education. Therefore colleges and universities need to engage veterans and utilize their strengths in designing welcoming campuses that facilitate success for adult learners. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990