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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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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
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
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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Chiang, Linda H.; Hadadian, Azar – International Journal of Special Education, 2007
Cultural characteristics impact on parents' attitudes and perceptions toward children with disabilities. Therefore the unique family background could create a challenge for service providers. Professional who works with children with disabilities need information from families in order to provide effective intervention (Parette, Summer 2004). The…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Chinese Americans, Asians, Cultural Influences
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Bassett, Diane S.; Kochhar-Bryant, Carol A. – Focus on Exceptional Children, 2006
Over the past 20 years, major transformations have occurred in educational, social, political, and economic areas that continue to have an impact on the education and development of youth with disabilities and the institutions that support them. Approximately half of all students with disabilities in 2003-04 spent 80% or more of their day in a…
Descriptors: Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Career Development, Education Work Relationship
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Protz, Babette M. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2005
Provisions of special education law under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are many and complex. During the 2001-2002 school year over 48 million children in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico were enrolled in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. Parents are becoming increasingly legally literate; the increased…
Descriptors: Administrators, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Layton, Carol A.; Lock, Robin H. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2003
Within the United States, public schools are required to meet the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) standards mandated by federal law. Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) are challenged to interpret information presented by students for eligibility documentation in light of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Evaluation