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de Azúa, Ramón L.; Keleher, Julia – National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC), 2017
In 2017, the National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC) released its first in a series of professional development briefs that focus on the professional development needs and interests of Neglected or Delinquent (N or D) State coordinators, correctional educators, and providers of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Delinquency, Child Neglect, Youth Programs
Oguntoyinbo, Lekan – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
The author reports on few schools that offer extra services to those with learning disabilities. Although a growing number of children are being diagnosed with mental and emotional disorders that prevent them from succeeding in college, such as autism, ADD and ADHD, few colleges have created programs that provide them the help they need to make it…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Emotional Problems
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Gerber, Paul J.; Batalo, Cecilia G.; Achola, Edwin O. – Dyslexia, 2012
The impact of employment laws pertaining to individuals with learning disabilities in Canada and dyslexia in the UK were investigated via the extant research literature. Currently, there is very little research in this area despite Canada and the UK having laws in effect for decades. Surprisingly, their laws have been revamped despite an absence…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Dyslexia, Foreign Countries
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Keenan, Walter R.; Shaw, Stan F. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2011
The legal basis for serving students with learning disabilities at the K-12 level is predominantly derived from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This federal law provides for substantive education support for students with learning disabilities through an Individualized Educational Program (IEP). However, because the IDEA…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Learning Disabilities
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Hadley, Wanda M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
High school students with disabilities are attending colleges and universities in growing numbers, with their rate of college participation doubling in the past twenty years. Students with disabilities in the secondary educational system are protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004, which requires…
Descriptors: College Students, High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement
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Gerber, Paul J.; Batalo, Cecilia G.; Achola, Edwin O. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2011
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and its amendments have been in existence for a little more than twenty years. Title One, which pertains to employment, has had a bearing on employment for persons with disabilities, particularly the high incidence category of learning disabilities, who for the most part work in competitive…
Descriptors: Employment, Learning Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Employees
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McKinney, Stephanie; Horspool, Agi; Willers, Renee; Safie, Omar; Richlin, Laurie – Innovate: Journal of Online Education, 2009
The educational potential of Second Life is still in the process of being developed and harnessed. According to Stephanie McKinney, Agi Horspool, Renee Willers, Omar Safie, and Laurie Richlin, an essential step in this development will be to figure out how to use Second Life to support learning-disabled (LD) students who face numerous challenges…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Exhibits, Methods, Conventional Instruction
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Banerjee, Manju; Gregg, Noel – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2008
Unprecedented increases in the use of technologies throughout postsecondary education and the workplace are redefining traditional concepts of accessibility during testing for college students with learning disabilities. High stakes testing practices are under pressure to change. The challenge for professionals is to ensure that tests are designed…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Testing Accommodations, College Students, Learning Disabilities
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Weintraub, Frederick J.; Myers, Robert M.; Hehir, Thomas; Jaque-Anton, Donnalyn – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2008
Since 1996, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), located in Southern California, has been under a federal court consent decree requiring compliance with laws pertaining to the delivery of special education services and the elimination of architectural barriers in schools. In 2003, the consent decree was modified, creating…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Federal Courts, Disabilities, Information Systems
Blansett, Jim – Library Journal, 2008
In recent years, the Internet has become a digital commons of commerce and education. However, accessibility standards have often been overlooked online, and the digital equivalents to curb-cuts and other physical accommodations have only rarely been implemented to serve those with print disabilities. (A print disability can be a learning…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Visual Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Learning Disabilities
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Madaus, Joseph W.; Gerber, Paul J.; Price, Lynda A. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2008
Now almost 15 years after the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) data are emerging in the literature related to job entry and employment outcomes of adults with learning disabilities (LD). Although these data are derived from varying methodologies, they converge in three critical areas: Knowledge of the ADA, realities of…
Descriptors: Employment, Learning Disabilities, Adults, Transitional Programs
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Lindstrom, Jennifer H. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2007
One of the most significant barriers facing postsecondary students with reading and written expression disorders who are eligible to receive specific accommodations is the lack of professional knowledge pertaining to issues surrounding accommodations. Though guided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with…
Descriptors: College Students, Learning Disabilities, Court Litigation, Reading Difficulties
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Schmitz, Suzanne J. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
Although Sir William Blackstone would not have known if he had been lecturing to students with learning disabilities, today's law professors are. Law schools are legally required to accommodate students with learning disabilities unless the requested accommodation would alter the fundamental nature of the program. Courts give great deference to…
Descriptors: Law Students, Learning Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Law Schools
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Milsom, Amy; Hartley, Michael T. – Professional School Counseling, 2005
Learning disability is an umbrella term providing a common language for a wide range of professionals, including teachers and counselors (Thomas & Woods, 2003). Neurologically based learning disabilities manifest themselves in different ways (Brinckerhoff, 1994). According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1990,…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Learning Disabilities, Counselor Role, Knowledge Level
Getzel, Elizabeth Evans, Ed.; Wehman, Paul, Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2005
A college education can open the door to greater participation in the workplace and community. With this urgently needed, research-based book, readers will learn what they can do to make this crucial opportunity available to young people with a wide range of disabilities. Professionals who work in high schools and colleges--including disability…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Teaching Methods, College Planning, College Attendance
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