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Kutnak, Michael J.; Janosik, Steven M. – College and University, 2015
This article explores the legal implications for U.S. higher education administrators who make admissions decisions regarding students with disabilities. A review of federal legislation, case law, and government agency rulings pertaining to higher education admissions and students with disabilities informs administrators of current law.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, College Admission, Admission Criteria
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Dell, Cindy Ann; Dell, Thomas F.; Blackwell, Terry L. – Journal of Educators Online, 2015
Inclusion of the universal design for learning (UDL) model as a guiding set of principles for online curriculum development in higher education is discussed. Fundamentally, UDL provides the student with multiple means of accessing the course based on three overarching principles: presentation; action and expression; and engagement and interaction.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Online Courses, Curriculum Development, Disabilities
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Thurlow, Martha L.; Kopriva, Rebecca J. – Review of Research in Education, 2015
The purpose of this chapter is to review what has happened, and what is likely to happen, as accessibility and accommodations research and practice for content assessments are advanced to ensure the appropriate inclusion and validity of assessment results for English learners (ELs) and students with disabilities. A description of accommodations…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Testing Accommodations
Wise, Kelly L. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Adults with a diagnosis of High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HF ASD) are becoming a significant presence on college campuses across the United States. A number of colleges have created programs to provide services to support accommodations for these students under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); the first was created in 2002.…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
US Senate, 2015
The roundtable discussion transcribed in this report focuses on how students with disabilities are accessing and succeeding in post-secondary education. It marks the sixth in a series to examine issues the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions plans to address in the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Statements…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
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Novak, Jeanne – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
While conversations around the inclusion of individuals with disabilities often focus on the educational rights and needs of children with disabilities during their school years, there is a growing recognition that the period of transition from secondary school to adult roles is a critical time in the lives of individuals with disabilities. For…
Descriptors: Youth Employment, Youth Problems, Youth Programs, Disabilities
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The 2013 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 49th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The Digest has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Dropouts, Educational Finance
Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2015
This fifth article in the series reviewing recent court decisions concerning appropriate school psychology practice from both professional and legal perspectives, asks readers to consider the summary of the Illinois case presented, and the questions and answers that follow. The primary issue is whether the school district's adverse employment…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Legal Responsibility, School Psychologists, School Districts
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2015
For decades, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has enforced civil rights in our nation's preschool through 12th grade (P-12) and post-secondary schools, which now serve almost 80 million students annually. In Fiscal Year 2015, the OCR promoted excellence in education through conducting investigations and monitoring schools under resolution…
Descriptors: Presidents, Civil Rights, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education
US Department of Education, 2014
Providing high-quality education in juvenile justice secure care settings presents unique challenges for the administrators, teachers, and staff who are responsible for the education, rehabilitation, and welfare of youths committed to their care. The United States departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) recognize that while these…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Guidance, Educational Quality, Juvenile Justice
Boyd-Bradwell, Natasha C. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Laws such as; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have made it possible for students with learning disabilities (SLDs) to experience a college education. Factors such as parental involvement, academic support and self-determination skills proved to be beneficial to SLDs' intent…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Self Determination, Theories, Correlation
US Senate (NJ1), 2014
There is no evidence that physically restraining or putting children in unsupervised seclusion in the K-12 school system provides any educational or therapeutic benefit to a child. In fact, use of either seclusion or restraints in non-emergency situations poses significant physical and psychological danger to students. Yet the first round of data…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Punishment, Educational Research
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Post, Michal; Storey, Keith; Haymes, Linda; Campbell, Camille; Loughrey, Tamara – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2014
Stalking behavior in the workplace by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be problematic and complicated for employers to address. Often employers have limited knowledge of the disorder and the unique social characteristics associated with ASD that place these individuals at risk for stalking. It is important that employers,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Employees, Supported Employment
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Nazarov, Zafar E.; von Schrader, Sarah – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2014
Purpose: We explore whether certain employer characteristics predict Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) charges and whether the same characteristics predict receipt of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act charges. Method: We estimate a set of multivariate regressions using the ordinary least squares…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Employment Practices, Comparative Analysis, Employers
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Losinski, Mickey; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Yell, Mitchell L. – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
Public concern over the general health of children in the United States has risen during recent years due to dramatic decreases in physical activity levels and increases in obesity and other health-related issues. This article examines the participation of students with disabilities in extracurricular activities, particularly athletic activities,…
Descriptors: Athletics, Disabilities, Physical Activities, Extracurricular Activities
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