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Phillips, Melinda – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
Service and emotional support animals (ESA) have recently been a topic of conversation on college campuses, despite decades of controversy related to the interpretation of federal law. The distinction between an Emotional Support Animal and Service Animals, and the rights of the student regarding accommodations under FHA and ADA have been debated…
Descriptors: Animals, College Environment, College Students, Student Rights
Ahlers, Kaitlyn; Stanick, Cameo; Machek, Greg R. – Communique, 2016
A recently filed lawsuit in Compton, California ("Peter P. et al. v. Compton Unified School District," 2015) has been making national news. The lawsuit highlights the prevalence of trauma exposure, particularly among underserved youth, as well as the need for school-wide, trauma-informed practices to enhance resiliency among students and…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Trauma, Physiology, Neurology
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
Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2016
The use of seclusion and restraints on students with disabilities has been a major legal issue in recent years. Congress has repeatedly considered bills to limit and prohibit such use in K-12 schools, but the movement against such aversive procedures appears to have shifted to the state legislative level, with several states adding or…
Descriptors: Discipline, Punishment, Disabilities, Legal Responsibility
DuPaul, George J.; Power, Thomas J.; Evans, Steven W.; Mautone, Jennifer A.; Owens, Julie Sarno – Communique, 2016
In July 2016, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued two documents to clarify and provide guidance on Federal obligations of school districts to students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) under Section 504. This action was in response to numerous complaints (approximately 2,000 over 5 years)…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2016
In FY 2016, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) promoted equity and excellence in education through conducting investigations and monitoring schools under resolution agreements, promoting greater understanding of how OCR interprets and enforces civil rights laws through the release of policy guidance, providing technical assistance and outreach to…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Civil Rights, Presidents
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Huss, John A.; Eastep, Shannon – i.e.: inquiry in education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the current extent of our faculty's familiarity with the rights, responsibilities, and resources pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act insofar as compliance and accommodations for online courses. Through the collection of data we…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Familiarity, Teacher Attitudes
Ain, Ganiah I. – Online Submission, 2016
In the past, universities did not offer equal opportunities for students with disabilities. Therefore, the principle of transitioning to higher education for students with disabilities was inscribed in legislation. This paper analyzes some legal provisions governing students with disabilities. The present study is essential for recognizing the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disabilities, Access to Education, Legal Responsibility
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Ryan, Susan M.; Nauheimer, Jeanne M.; George, Cassandra L.; Dague, E. Bryan – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
In this three-year qualitative study we investigated the experiences and perspectives of university undergraduate students who were peer mentors for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) in a postsecondary education certificate program at a public university in the northeastern United States. The findings were…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Mentors, Developmental Disabilities, Undergraduate Students
Lam, Yeana W. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
More than ever, students with disabilities are enrolling in higher education, yet despite their growth, they still underperform compared to their nondisabled peers in grades and graduation rates. The Americans with Disabilities Act grants students with disabilities access to special accommodations and services in postsecondary institutions, and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Accessibility (for Disabled), College Students
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Banerjee, Manju; Madaus, Joseph W.; Gelbar, Nicholas – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2015
A key issue in fostering transition to postsecondary education for students with disabilities is documentation verifying the nature of the disability and supporting the need for services and reasonable accommodations. Documentation guidelines assist postsecondary disability service providers in making decisions about eligibility and reasonable…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Documentation, Postsecondary Education, Decision Making
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Eckes, Suzanne – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2015
This article examines the legal and policy complexities involved with students who are self-selecting into haven charter schools. Haven charter schools are those that intend to create a safe place for students with complex histories who may have been intimidated by a dominant group in their former schools. For the purpose of this study, haven…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Special Needs Students
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Schaaf, Michael; Williamson, Robert; Novak, Jeanne – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2015
School administrators set the tone for the implementation of special education within their schools. Researchers examined school administrators' perceptions of (a) how well their leadership preparation programs equipped them to administer special education programs and (b) special education topics about which they desired additional coursework.…
Descriptors: Special Education, School Administration, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Effectiveness
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Pullin, Diana – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
Recent efforts to change the teaching profession and teacher preparation include a number of innovations to use portfolio assessment, value added measures (VAM), accountability metrics and other corporate education reform ideas. These approaches may provoke considerable potential legal consequences. Traditional constitutional and civil rights…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Teacher Evaluation, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change
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Antilla-Garza, Julie – AILACTE Journal, 2015
Teacher Education Departments at most liberal arts colleges serve as professional certification programs as much as departments with academic majors. We train our students to work in P-12 education in an era of inclusion and require them to support their students with disabilities in preparation for college and career. The federal government…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Social Justice
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