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ERIC Number: EJ844622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
Career-Focused Experiential Education for Students with Disabilities: An Outline of the Legal Terrain
Nott, Melissa L.; Zafft, Cynthia
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v19 n1 p27-38 Sum 2006
While experiential education has been part of higher education for a long time, access for students with disabilities is an emerging topic, broadening the scope of work for disability service providers. Participation in career-focused experiential education, such as internships and cooperative education, is an especially important learning experience for students with disabilities as a way of preparing them for the challenges of employment after graduation. To further understanding of the intersection of career-focused experiential education and disability service provision, this paper outlines the U.S. statutes, regulations, and a small number of key court and agency cases that impact students with disabilities who participate in career-focused experiential education at U.S. institutions of higher education. (Contains 2 endnotes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990