ERIC Number: EJ935587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Fostering a Disability-Friendly Institutional Climate
Huger, Marianne S.
New Directions for Student Services, n134 p3-11 Sum 2011
The increase of students with disabilities on college campuses requires institutions to reenvision how to serve this population. The partnership and collaboration of institutional departments will offer students with disabilities increased opportunities for academic and social integration. This increased integration has ripple effects that will contribute to the learning and growth of all students. The job of fostering a disability-friendly institutional climate cannot be done solely by an office of disability services. Practitioners in this office, as well as administrators in other offices, faculty, and student leaders, all play vital roles in opening a campus environment.
Descriptors: Campuses, Social Integration, Disabilities, Student Leadership, Inclusion, College Students, Educational Environment, Cooperative Planning, Administrator Role, Teacher Role, Student Role, Student Personnel Services
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