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Keenan, Walter R.; Madaus, Joseph W.; Lombardi, Allison R.; Dukes, Lyman L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
The Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 expanded the legal definition of disability to establish broader coverage for individuals with disabilities, including college students, than the definition in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. The new interpretation of the definition of disability shifted the main purpose of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Documentation, Transitional Programs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Huss, John A. – Middle Grades Review, 2019
An often-overlooked component of a middle school website is the necessity for that website to be accessible to those with disabilities, while following the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act. In support of the belief that support the belief that inclusive education and…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Compliance (Legal), Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation
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
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Schoffstall, Sarah; Cawthon, Stephanie; Dickson, Duncan; Bond, Mark; Ocuto, Oscar; Ge, Jinjin – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Involvement in extracurricular activities provides youth with opportunities to develop important personal skills, abilities, and preferences, and to build meaningful social support networks. Historically, students who are deaf or hard of hearing (SDHH) have had limited access to opportunities for both academic and occupational development,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, Postsecondary Education
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Novak, Jeanne – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
While conversations around the inclusion of individuals with disabilities often focus on the educational rights and needs of children with disabilities during their school years, there is a growing recognition that the period of transition from secondary school to adult roles is a critical time in the lives of individuals with disabilities. For…
Descriptors: Youth Employment, Youth Problems, Youth Programs, Disabilities
Skidmore, Kevin – Online Submission, 2014
As a part of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), special education teachers work along with their student with special needs and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to create and implement Individualized Transition Plans (ITP) to assist the student with their transition to the post-school environment. As mandated by Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Adolescents, Special Education
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2014
School-Parent Compacts are a component of school-level parental involvement policies, and must be developed by the school, teacher, and parents as a description of how parents, the entire school staff, and students themselves will work together for improved student academic achievement. This District of Columbia Public Schools School Year…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Access to Information, Public Schools, Guides
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Dipeolu, Abiola O.; Storlie, Cassandra; Johnson, Carol – Journal of School Counseling, 2014
There are limited school counseling resources that address the unique post high school transition issues faced by students with High-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HASD). While many school counselors have excellent skills in assessment, advising, and career planning, it is worthwhile to expand these to include working with students with…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, School Counselors
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Shaw, Stan F.; Dukes, Lyman L., III – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2013
Transition policy and programs have primarily focused on preparing students with disabilities for employment. Public policy over the last three decades has gradually broadened to include increasing emphasis on transition to postsecondary education. To date, the literature has primarily addressed matters related to demographics, legislation and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Educational Objectives, Academic Aspiration
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Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Schmidt, Marcelo; Wei, Tianlan; Hodges, Tamara; Robinson, Eric L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2013
The results of a pilot program to provide transition services for high school seniors with disabilities via one-on-one mentoring services over the course of an academic year were examined. Results indicate significantly improved attitudes toward requesting accommodations over the course of the nine month program. These results suggest positive…
Descriptors: Disabilities, High School Seniors, Transitional Programs, Mentors
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Sharp, Jane; Rodas, Elizabeth Rivera; Sadovnik, Alan R. – Afterschool Matters, 2012
Although the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 requires accommodations for individuals with disabilities in community settings, many out-of-school time (OST) programs struggle to successfully support youth with special needs. Programs that fully include children with special needs are less available for school-age children and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, After School Programs, Special Needs Students, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Denney, Stephen C.; Daviso, Alfred W. – American Secondary Education, 2012
Self-Determination is a central concept in special education practice and policy. Research indicates that students who possess specific self-determination skills have better outcomes and enhanced quality of life. Self-determination is a broad term and can be looked at in a variety of ways with differing values of importance. The concept of…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Disabilities, Special Education, Educational Policy
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Floyd, Kim – Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, 2012
Despite the large increase of students with learning disabilities entering postsecondary institutions and the legislative emphasis on providing students with disabilities equal access to education, we have yet to develop a more cohesive and comprehensive planning of accommodations for postsecondary students with learning disabilities. The purpose…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, College Students, Equal Education, Literature Reviews
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Lindstrom, Jennifer H.; Lindstrom, Will – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2011
In order to gain access to accommodations and services at colleges and universities, students with learning disabilities must provide documentation of their disabilities, and as students with learning disabilities access higher education at increasing rates, the need for documentation of their disabilities and its impact becomes even more…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
Standardized tests are often required to gain admission into postsecondary schools or to obtain professional certifications. Federal disability laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) require entities that administer these tests to provide accommodations, such as extended time or changes in test format, to students with…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Student Rights, Law Enforcement, Compliance (Legal)
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