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Illinois Community College Board, 2018
The mission and vision of adult education is to provide every individual in Illinois access to Adult Education and Literacy services. In Illinois, more than 1.15 million adults have less than 12 grades of formal education, approximately 2.8 million Illinois residents speak a language other than English in their home, and more than 350,944…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Federal Legislation, Planning
Small, Ruth V.; Stewart, Jessica – School Library Monthly, 2013
Since passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), schools are required to educate students with disabilities in the "least restrictive environment" (Hopkins 2005), i.e., to the maximum extent possible with their non-disabled peers (Myhill 2004). School libraries are required to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, School Libraries, Librarians, Workshops
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Reno, Virginia P.; Ekman, Lisa D. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
Burkhauser and Daly claim that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is growing at an unsustainable rate and has depressed employment rates and incomes of people with disabilities following enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. In the authors' view, SSDI is sustainable and affordable, despite increasing prevalence of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Insurance, Social Services, Welfare Recipients
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Burkhauser, Richard V.; Daly, Mary C. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is growing at an unsustainable pace. Over the past 40 years the number of disabled worker beneficiaries has increased nearly sixfold, rising from 1.5 million in 1970 to 8.2 million in 2010. Rapid growth in the rolls has put increasing pressure on program finances. The rapid rise in SSDI…
Descriptors: Income, Insurance, Disabilities, Labor Market
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Rocco, Tonette S. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
Disability is not something one experiences in isolation of other characteristics. Sociocultural characteristics, such as race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age and disability, interact with each other in various combinations forming unique adults. When interacting with other characteristics, disability can dominate the other…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Disabilities, Social Bias, Continuing Education
Bertoni, Daniel – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)--now in its 20th year--calls for the full participation of individuals with disabilities in society, including the workforce. Yet, many barriers exist that may prevent them from staying connected or returning to employment. For instance, eligibility requirements for receiving public disability benefits or…
Descriptors: Incentives, Disabilities, Barriers, Accessibility (for Disabled)
US Department of Education, 2010
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Readers will find funding information, contact information, and a web site for…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Public Agencies, Educational Improvement, Adult Education
Breslin, Mary Lou; Yee, Silvia – National Council on Disability, 2009
The National Council on Disabilities (NCD) undertook this study in 2007 to focus the nation's attention on the health care disparities experienced by people with disabilities, and to provide information and recommendations that can help to eliminate health care inequities for people with disabilities. Among the key findings were that: (1) People…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Disabilities, Health Services, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Madaus, Joseph W.; Gerber, Paul J.; Price, Lynda A. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2008
Now almost 15 years after the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) data are emerging in the literature related to job entry and employment outcomes of adults with learning disabilities (LD). Although these data are derived from varying methodologies, they converge in three critical areas: Knowledge of the ADA, realities of…
Descriptors: Employment, Learning Disabilities, Adults, Transitional Programs
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Uerling, Donald F. – Educational Considerations, 2007
Educators are generally aware that federal law protects persons with disabilities from unjustified discrimination, but they may not be familiar with the details of how these protections come into play when decisions are made about an individual's educational or employment opportunities. This article focuses on the protections that two federal…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Wehman, Paul – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
This article is a review of the long-term follow-up study of competitively employed individuals with significant developmental disabilities by Brown, Shiraga, and Kessler (2006). In this report, 50 people with developmental disabilities were followed for 20 years and their work histories carefully chronicled. Notably, all of these individuals were…
Descriptors: Followup Studies, Developmental Disabilities, Supported Employment
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Sitlington, Patricia L.; Payne, Erin M. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2004
One of the challenges to the transition to postsecondary education for students with learning disabilities is the ever-increasing gap between the assessment information that is collected at the secondary level and the demands for documentation prevalent at the postsecondary level. This article discusses the: (a) differences between secondary and…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Evaluation Methods
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Nisbet, Jan – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2004
This article presents a critical review of Steve Taylor's Caught in the Continuum. Steve Taylor describes the flawed thinking associated with the "least restrictive environment" (LRE) principle and the related continuum model of human services that linked severity of disability with segregation, and required improvements in skills as a…
Descriptors: Self Advocacy, Human Services, Severe Disabilities, Mainstreaming