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Lee, Yee Ming; Kwon, Junehee; Sauer, Kevin – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore child nutrition professionals' (CNPs) attitudes about food allergies, current practices of food allergy training, and operational issues related to food allergy training in school foodservice operations. Methods: Three focus groups were conducted with 21 CNPs with managerial…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Nutrition Instruction, Nutrition, Child Health
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Lee, Barbara A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
Data collected by the US Department of Education in 2008 indicate that US colleges and universities enrolled 707,000 students with disabilities, divided roughly equally between public and private institutions. The survey found that 31 percent of these students reported learning disabilities, 18 percent ADD or ADHD, 15 percent mental illness or…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Student Needs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Cawthon, Stephanie W; Schoffstall, Sarah J.; Garberoglio, Carrie Lou – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2014
Educational policy in the United States is increasingly focused on the need for individuals to be academically ready for postsecondary education experiences. The focus of these initiatives, however, centers primarily on individuals and their competencies and characteristics, and not on the capacities of postsecondary institutions to serve them.…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Colleges, College Students
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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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Mahadevan, Lakshmi; Peterson, Rick L.; Grenwelge, Cheryl – Journal of Extension, 2014
Increasing prevalence rates and legislative mandates imply that educators, parents, and Extension agents will need better tools and resources to meet the needs of special populations. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service addresses this issue by using e-learning tools. Extension agents can take advantage of these courses to gain critical…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Consciousness Raising, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities
Vance, Mary Lee, Ed.; Lipsitz, Neal E., Ed.; Parks, Kaela, Ed. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2014
"Beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act" is a primer and quick reference guide for higher education professionals who work with students with disabilities, both apparent and hidden. Written for administrators, faculty, and staff, the book provides transferable information that is applicable to any campus. Since the Americans with…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Higher Education
Shanks, Pam – NAMTA Journal, 2014
Pam Shanks describes Raintree Montessori School, an exemplary inclusion school, and gives credit to the legacy of Dr. Montessori. An inclusive Montessori community begins with "physical integration of all children, progresses to functional inclusion, and finally culminates in the highest level, social inclusion." Each of these levels is…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Program Descriptions
Lhamon, Catherine E. – Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2014
While there is broad consensus that bullying is wrong and cannot be tolerated in schools, the reality is that bullying persists in schools today, and especially for students with disabilities. In recent years, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education (Department) has received an ever-increasing number of complaints…
Descriptors: Bullying, Disabilities, Civil Rights, Federal Legislation
Read, N. W. – National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk, 2014
Many youth involved with the juvenile justice system have education-related disabilities and are eligible for special education and related services under the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In most cases, the rates of disabilities in the court-involved youth population are much greater than those in the general youth…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, Disabilities, Special Education
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Salvador, Karen – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
Despite long-standing antidiscrimination laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which are meant to guarantee equal access, many school and community choirs appear to be populated primarily by students with typical physical, cognitive, and behavioral abilities. The purpose of this article…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Music, Music Education, Special Education
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Kuusisto, Stephen – Academe, 2013
Boldness, defense, and the necessity of talking back remain as central to life with disability in one's time as in Francis Bacon's age. "Therefore all deformed persons are extreme bold," Bacon wrote, "first, as in their own defence, as being exposed to scorn, but in process of time, by a general habit." Perhaps no word carries…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Faculty, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Ruder, Robert – School Business Affairs, 2013
Today's school administrators may find valuable lessons in the famous Abbott and Costello "Who's on First" slapstick shtick as they consider the significant legal, personnel, and public relations issues that may arise should they take serious action, such as the termination of a tenured employee. The key is to know where the players are…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Administration, Principals, Interprofessional Relationship
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Fox, Laurie – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2013
In 1970, this first program supporting college students with language-based learning disabilities was a radical pioneer. While an exemplar for 40 years, there are fresh challenges today in the form of competition for diminished numbers of 18 year olds. To better understand what helps and what matters to students, research needs to go beyond most…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Executive Function, Longitudinal Studies
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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Millar, Dorothy Squatrito – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2013
This article was written with the purpose of informing educators, agency service providers, family members, stakeholders, researchers in the field of transition, and individuals with intellectual disabilities themselves, of the guardianship alternatives that can be used, hence negating the need for a legal guardian. Guardianship refers to the…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Self Determination, Child Custody, Stakeholders
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