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Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Prince, Angela – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2017
Federal legislation, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504, and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, mandates that individuals with disabilities be integrated in all aspects of life from education to employment to independent living. A recent development involves a settlement reached between the United States and the…
Descriptors: Sheltered Workshops, Court Litigation, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities
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Ochoa, Theresa A.; Erden, Emine; Alhajeri, Ohoud; Hurley, Ellie; Lee, Kwangwon; Ogle, Lindsey; Wang, Tianqian – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
This article describes disability laws and special education provisions in China, Kuwait, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States making note of the important role they have in the lives of people with disabilities. Anti-discrimination, rehabilitation, and special education laws enhance the quality of the lives of individuals with disabilities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Disabilities, Laws
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Lombardi, Allison; Vukovic, Boris; Sala-Bars, Ingrid – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
Across the globe, students with disabilities have been increasing in prevalence in higher education settings. Thus, it has become more urgent for college faculty to have a broad awareness of disability and inclusive teaching practices based on the tenets of Universal Design. In this study, we examined faculty attitudes toward disability-related…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Disabilities
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Matt, Susan B.; Maheady, Donna; Fleming, Susan E. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
Across the globe, students with disabilities have been increasing in prevalence in higher education settings. In the twenty-first century the struggle to include individuals with disabilities into nursing schools and workplaces continues in different parts of the world. Historically, entry criteria in nursing schools have been based on essential…
Descriptors: Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Disabilities
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Umeasiegbu, Veronica I.; Bishop, Malachy; Mpofu, Elias – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2013
This article presents an analysis of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in relation to prior United Nations conventions on disability and U.S. disability policy law with a view to identifying the conventional and also the incremental advances of the CRPD. Previous United Nations conventions related to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Civil Rights, Educational Policy
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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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Simon, Jo Anne – New Directions for Student Services, 2011
For decades, postsecondary institutions have focused more on the line between compliance and noncompliance, balancing the rights and responsibilities of institutions with those of students with disabilities. The danger for postsecondary institutions in focusing on a "line in the sand" approach was to further perceptions that students…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Legal Problems, Colleges, Disabilities
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Cory, Rebecca C. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are often the starting places for conversations about students with disabilities in higher education. Section 504 and the ADA provide mandates for protection from discrimination and provision of reasonable disability accommodations (e.g., sign language…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Personnel Services, Student Needs, Federal Legislation
LaFee, Scott – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
Before the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act in 1975, only one child with disabilities in five attended a public school, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Many states' policies explicitly excluded children with certain types of disabilities from their traditional schools, including children who were blind,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Emotional Disturbances
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Lellis, Julie C. – Disability & Society, 2011
This case study describes the manner in which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill--the first state-funded institution of higher education in the United States--publicly addressed the disability civil rights movement just before and after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. An analysis of archived documents,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Civil Rights, Disabilities, News Reporting
Osborne, Allan G., Jr.; Russo, Charles J. – School Business Affairs, 2011
In most school systems in the United States, interscholastic sporting events and other extracurricular activities help bring people together while enhancing opportunities for students to become integral parts of their communities. Because of the important role that extracurricular activities, especially sports, play in the lives of students,…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Extramural Athletics, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Programs
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McHale, Nina – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
Librarians and libraries have long been committed to providing equitable access to information. In the past decade and a half, the growth of the Internet and the rapid increase in the number of online library resources and tools have added a new dimension to this core duty of the profession: ensuring accessibility of online resources to users with…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Internet
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