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Dukes, Lyman L., III; Madaus, Joseph W.; Faggella-Luby, Michael; Lombardi, Allison; Gelbar, Nicholas – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
The study of postsecondary students with disabilities has a relatively short history that largely began with descriptions of programs designed for returning World War II veterans with disabilities and expanded in the 1970s with the advent of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Currently, the literature about postsecondary-level students…
Descriptors: College Students, Classification, Disabilities, Educational Research
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Weis, Robert; Dean, Emily L.; Osborne, Karen J. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Clinicians uniformly recommend accommodations for college students with learning disabilities; however, we know very little about which accommodations they select and the validity of their recommendations. We examined the assessment documentation of a large sample of community college students receiving academic accommodations for learning…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Learning Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Two Year Colleges
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Busse, Sean; Davis, Ronald – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2016
In 2010, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) reevaluated the status of Public Law 93-112, Sec 504, which protects against discrimination solely based on someone's disability. Recommendations and findings were reported to school districts around the country in a document called the Dear Colleague Letter of 2013. The GAO…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Disabilities, Athletics, Physical Education
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Brown, Kirsten R.; Coomes, Michael D. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
More than 50% of all college students with a disability enroll in public 2-year institutions. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a type of disability that affects a growing number of students in postsecondary education. Currently, over 70% of 2-year public institutions enroll students with ASD. In spite of increased awareness, the vast majority of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Models, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Best Practices
Bettencourt, Amie; Gross, Deborah; Ho, Grace – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2016
In 2014-15, over 50% of kindergarten children in Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) did not meet benchmarks for social-behavior readiness. These include the readiness skills children need to follow directions, comply with rules, manage emotions, solve problems, organize and complete tasks, and get along with others. Social-behavioral…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Public Schools, Urban Schools, School Readiness
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O'Connor, Evelyn A.; Yasik, Anastasia E.; Horner, Sherri L. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2016
In the United States increasingly more children are being identified as needing special services. Teachers are usually the first to identify children in need of such services and refer those children for evaluation. Due to the fact that more of these children are being included in the regular classroom environment, it is imperative for teachers to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Legislation, School Law, Familiarity
Lee, Joan – Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2016
Recognizing the growth of technology use in early learning settings, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collaborated in the development of the "Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief" to promote developmentally appropriate use of technology in homes and early learning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Young Children
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education, 2016
Since its enactment, the "Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975," Public Law (P.L.) 94-142, requires the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education (secretary) [and predecessor, the commissioner of education at the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare] to transmit to Congress an annual report to inform…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Quality, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Sieben-Schneider, Jill A.; Hamilton-Brodie, Valerie A. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
This article describes the approach employed by one university to address a complaint filed by students with disabilities with the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the inaccessibility of information and communication technology (ICT). Prior to the DOJ complaint, the university did not have a process in place to address ICT accessibility.…
Descriptors: Universities, Access to Computers, Accessibility (for Disabled), Computer Uses in Education
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Rose, Chad A.; Houchins, David E. – Remedial and Special Education, 2016
Bullying is a common occurrence in U.S.'s schools and is currently at the forefront of national attention. Unfortunately, students with disabilities are frequently the targets of peer-on-peer bullying. The purpose of this article is to examine the legal ramifications when students with disabilities are bullied in school settings. We address court…
Descriptors: Bullying, Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Victims
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Bon, Susan C.; Decker, Janet R.; Strassfeld, Natasha – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
As of 2015, 17 special education voucher programs (SVPs) existed in 13 states and proposals continue to emerge. Eligible parents utilize these vouchers to enroll their children in private schools and thereby relinquish special education services and protections provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Using a…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Vouchers, Educational Legislation, Public Schools
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Eckes, Suzanne E.; Mead, Julie; Ulm, Jessica – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
Some private, religious schools that accept vouchers have been accused of discriminating against certain populations of students through their admissions processes. Discriminating against disfavored groups (e.g., racial minorities, LGBT students, students with disabilities, religious minorities) in voucher programs raises both legal and policy…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Educational Discrimination, Private Schools, Parochial Schools
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West, Elizabeth A.; Novak, Daniel; Mueller, Carlyn – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
This research examines the inclusive instructional and accommodative strategies instructors use to assist students with disabilities in their classes, and what faculty perceives as most important for student success. The survey included demographic questions (gender, role in the college, and experience) and response items from the Inclusive…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Teacher Attitudes
Carter, Rachelle – Online Submission, 2016
Special education has come a long way in the past several years, but it still needs work. Federal and state laws have been passed in order to allow children with disabilities a chance to earn a free appropriate education in a least restrictive environment. Federal Regulations have been enacted by both Congress and the U.S. Department of Education.…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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
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