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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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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
Berkeley Planning Associates, Oakland, CA. – 1997
Designed for child care workers who provide day care to children of disabled mothers, this booklet provides information about the needs of disabled women and gives suggestions for how to accommodate women with various disabilities. The booklet may also be useful for parents with disabilities who have young children and who want to work with child…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Attitudes toward Disabilities, Day Care, Day Care Centers
Florida International Univ., Miami. Libraries. – 1992
This report explores the significance of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) for the Florida International University Libraries and describes adaptations that can be made to insure compliance with the law. Following a discussion of the law and definitions of terms, the paper lists auxiliary aids and services that should be purchased…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), College Libraries, Communication Aids (for Disabled)
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Lowenthal, Barbara – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 1996
This article on the use of community resources by families of young children with special needs discusses the rationale for the use of community resources in federal legislation, strategies for building resources, barriers to the use of community resources, and recommendations for increasing the use of community resources. (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Community Programs, Community Resources, Community Role