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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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Soffer, Michal; Rimmerman, Arie – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2012
This feasibility study examines the coverage of employment-related issues related to people with disabilities in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The study is a first in a series of future studies focusing on disability issues in the international economic media. A survey of 39 newspaper articles published in the "Wall Street…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Employment, Newspapers
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Kretchmar, R. Scott – Quest, 2012
Disabilities are commonly conceptualized in dualistic ways--specifically as mental or physical in nature and as located in the self rather than in the "other" or "out there." In this essay I reflect on the consequences of a more holistic understanding of both handicaps and special education. This new approach, I suggest, would…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Physical Education, Special Education, Play
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Kerschbaum, Stephanie L. – Academe, 2012
In a recent issue of "Academe," Stephanie Goodwin and Susanne Morgan point out that faculty members with chronic illness are likely to find current accommodation procedures unhelpful, both because they might choose to remain silent rather than risk the stigma of disclosing a disability and because accommodations often do not meet their…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Chronic Illness, Social Problems, Social Attitudes
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Moh, Chiou – Educational Research and Reviews, 2012
Increasingly, students with visual disabilities are pursuing higher education. The students need to face the challenges and difficulties of disorganized services and technology to be independent learners. Institutions should provide the support services to meet the requirements of the students. Such students in the United States expressed their…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Textbooks, Higher Education, Electronic Learning
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Pillay, Yegan; Bhat, Christine Suniti – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2012
The number of students with Asperger's Syndrome enrolled at tertiary institutions in the United States continues to increase. This can be attributed to: (a) the passage of legislations such as the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); (b) revisions to the "Diagnostic and Statistical…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Asperger Syndrome, Disabilities, College Environment
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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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Kulow, Marianne DelPo – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2012
Disability employment discrimination is often treated summarily in legal environment courses. This is actually a topic with significant practical application in the workplace since managers are often those who are confronted with accommodation requests. It is therefore desirable to include a class with hands-on exercises for students to begin to…
Descriptors: Law Related Education, Disability Discrimination, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Gerber, Paul J.; Batalo, Cecilia G.; Achola, Edwin O. – Dyslexia, 2012
The impact of employment laws pertaining to individuals with learning disabilities in Canada and dyslexia in the UK were investigated via the extant research literature. Currently, there is very little research in this area despite Canada and the UK having laws in effect for decades. Surprisingly, their laws have been revamped despite an absence…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Dyslexia, Foreign Countries
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Kim, Mikyong Minsun; Williams, Brenda C. – Disability & Society, 2012
This phenomenological study aims at understanding lived experiences of college seniors and recent college graduates with physical disabilities seeking employment opportunities after graduation in the USA The extensive interviews revealed that participants' attitudes about and experiences with disability are diverse (pain to pride, denied…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Credentials, Physical Disabilities, Employment Opportunities
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Georgiou, Catherine Elizabeth; Espahbodi, Shima; De Souza, Lorraine Hilary – Journal of Education and Work, 2012
For people with disabilities, one of the best ways to achieve independence is through work. Experience gained by undertaking a work placement whilst a student provides valuable knowledge and understanding of the demands of work, and enhances employability on graduation for both students with disabilities and for their non-disabled peers. The aims…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Delphi Technique, Student Attitudes, Higher Education
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Shaw, Linda R.; Chan, Fong; McMahon, Brian T. – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 2012
A possible interaction among the characteristics of disability, race, gender, and age was examined with respect to formal allegations of disability harassment. Using data from the National Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Research Project, the authors examined whether there was an interaction…
Descriptors: Disability Discrimination, Disabilities, Gender Differences, Age Differences
Zacharski, Susan; DeSisto, Marie; Pontius, Deborah; Sheets, Jodi; Richesin, Cynthia – National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2012
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the safe and effective management of allergies and anaphylaxis in schools requires a collaborative, multidisciplinary team approach. The registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as the school nurse), is the leader in a comprehensive management approach…
Descriptors: Allergy, School Nurses, Special Health Problems, Child Health
Butler, Sarah; Fekaris, Nina; Pontius, Deborah; Zacharski, Susan – National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2012
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses that the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) is the only school staff member who has the skills, knowledge base, and statutory authority to fully meet the healthcare needs of students with diabetes in the school setting. Diabetes management…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Diabetes, Chronic Illness, Special Health Problems
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