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Squires, Maureen E.; Burnell, Beverly A.; McCarty, Cynthia; Schnackenberg, Heidi – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Qualitative data were gathered, via surveys and interviews, from students with disabilities enrolled in undergraduate and graduate professional preparation programs, with the intention to learn about their reasons for not disclosing their disability status or not pursuing relevant accommodations. Findings indicate their primary motivations are to…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Blessing, Carol; Cebula, Ray; Golden, Thomas; Karhan, Adene; Malzer, Valerie; Podolec, Michelle; Van Looy, Sara – K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, 2018
Case management services under NYS PROMISE are provided by a robust and diverse network of case managers and family coaches. Case managers work predominantly with youth in the research demonstration sites, while family coaches work exclusively with the families of intervention group youth enrolled in NYS PROMISE through regional Parent Training…
Descriptors: Caseworker Approach, Intervention, Delivery Systems, Special Education
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Beyer, Allison N.; Moore, Crystal Dea; Totino, Jamin – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
In 2013, a focus group of administrators, faculty, staff, and students at Skidmore College was held to discuss cross-campus changes implemented following the Assessment of Campus Climate to Enhance Student Success survey and an external disability services audit, which were conducted during the 2008-2009 academic year. The focus group gave these…
Descriptors: College Environment, Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Focus Groups
Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2016
For this seventh article in the series reviewing recent court decisions concerning appropriate school psychology practice from both professional and legal perspectives, consider the summary of the disability-related case below and the questions and answers after it. The disability focus here is specific to the school psychologist, not the…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
Intended as professional development for both new and experienced special educators, this article provides both the basic requirements and nuanced issues for foundational, successive, and overlapping key components under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): (a) child find, (b) eligibility, and (c) free appropriate public…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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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Fleischer, Doris Zames – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2007
Because of New York City's proximity to water, edifices were built with one step as a barrier to potential flooding. The increase in the disability population made it evident that this step formed a barrier to people who could not negotiate level changes, especially those in wheelchairs and motorized scooters. The Americans with Disabilities Act…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Technology, Accessibility (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal)
Burdette, Dianne S.; Coogan, Mary E.; Giosa, Ritamarie; Lucarelli, Patti; Pavignano, Debra – Association for Children of New Jersey, 2006
Modern medications allow children with a variety of acute and chronic health conditions to participate in daily activities. However, parents and child care providers may not realize that there are different dosage strengths available on the market. The parent or staff may not fully understand the dosage or a miscommunication may occur. These…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Child Care, Child Welfare, Drug Therapy
Northeast Technical Assistance Center (NETAC), Rochester Institute of Technology, 2005
This issue of "NETAC Networks" highlights the following: (1) A snapshot of life in the U.S. Virgin Islands (Karen Brin); (2) Upcoming events by state; (3) Convert television captions to web-streaming formats; (4) I.D.E.A. reauthorized; (5) Vermont Career Day 2004 (Janet Dickinson); (6) Eye on the prize (Jane Jarrow); (7) Promoting…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, College Students, Assistive Technology
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Lewis, Lionel S. – Academic Questions, 2005
This account of an academic lawsuit qualifies as a horror story. A mediocre minority student abuses civil rights and ADA protections to win a massive monetary award against his school on the flimsiest of evidence. Jaded lawyers for the state university represent powerless faculty defendants in court, torpidly allowing the jury to throw 50 years of…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy, Court Litigation, College Faculty
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Simon, Jo Anne – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2000
This article discusses the court case of a woman with learning disabilities who applied to take the New York State Bar Examination and was denied testing accommodations. The issues in the case are examined, including the refusal of the New York State Board of Law Examiners to provide adequate accommodations. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation
Ahearn, Kathy A.; And Others – 1993
This memorandum to school administrators and other program directors in New York State summarizes guidelines regarding the rights of students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its relation to Article 89 of New York's Education Law and the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Specific…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Boards of Education, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal)
Glisson, Margaret, Ed. – 1994
These standards provide measures for evaluating communities' needs for public library services, and summarize the essentials for quality service for youth and those who work with youth. New management tools, specifically guides for planning and role setting and manuals for defining output measures, the challenge of electronic access, as well as…
Descriptors: Community Services, Library Administration, Library Equipment, Library Planning