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Salminen, Erik; Gregory, Dennis E. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The results of recent cases indicate that residences and dormitories owned by higher education institutions should be considered "dwellings," and thus subject to the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act (1968) as amended requires that the providers of dwellings accommodate assistance animals, which includes not only service animals,…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Dormitories, College Housing
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Ramsey, Ursula – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2018
This article describes a scavenger hunt for Business Law students. Specifically, students compete in this scavenger hunt to identify accessible design features on campus to undergird their study of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Title III of the ADA prohibits public accommodations from discriminating on the basis of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Law Related Education
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Phillips, Melinda – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
Service and emotional support animals (ESA) have recently been a topic of conversation on college campuses, despite decades of controversy related to the interpretation of federal law. The distinction between an Emotional Support Animal and Service Animals, and the rights of the student regarding accommodations under FHA and ADA have been debated…
Descriptors: Animals, College Environment, College Students, Student Rights
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Summers, Jean Ann; White, Glen W.; Zhang, E.; Gordon, Jeffrey M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
Federal laws supporting the rights of students with disabilities to access postsecondary education have helped to facilitate a significant increase in the number of individuals with disabilities enrolling in postsecondary institutions. The rate at which these students complete their education, however, continues to lag behind the rate of students…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Student Needs, Disabilities, Literature Reviews
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Lee, Barbara A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
Data collected by the US Department of Education in 2008 indicate that US colleges and universities enrolled 707,000 students with disabilities, divided roughly equally between public and private institutions. The survey found that 31 percent of these students reported learning disabilities, 18 percent ADD or ADHD, 15 percent mental illness or…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Student Needs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Livingston, Wade G.; Scott, David A.; Rush, S. Bryan; Watson, Lance A.; Neiduski, Michael L.; Pinkenburg, Steven J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2013
As the number of students with disabilities within residence halls increases, their interactions with other residents can become problematic; in many instances, students without disabilities may not understand the behavior of their peers with disabilities and vice versa. Misunderstandings are compounded by the fact that 84% of students with…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Disabilities, Dormitories, College Students
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Watson, Elizabeth; Bartlett, Frank; Sacks, Casey; Davidson, Denise L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2013
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-Whitewater) is committed to a mission that includes serving students with disabilities beyond the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities act (ADA). To that end, UW-Whitewater has tried to integrate universal Design (UD) principles into multiple facets of campus life. While the integration of UD…
Descriptors: College Students, College Housing, Disabilities, Access to Education
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Korbel, Donna M.; McGuire, Joan M.; Banerjee, Manju; Saunders, Sue A. – New Directions for Student Services, 2011
Transition into college for students with disabilities has been written about extensively over the past decade, due in part to legislative mandates implemented at the secondary level. With significant increases in the number of these students in the college population, a focus on their transition through college is imperative to improve retention…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learner Engagement, Disabilities, College Students
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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
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Lundquist, Anne; Shackelford, Allan – New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
Making the "right" risk management decisions involving students with significant psychological disabilities requires a clear and comprehensive understanding of the legal obligations and duties at issue. It also requires taking into consideration the best interests of these individual students. At the same time, decision makers must focus…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Decision Making, Disabilities, Student Needs
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Severance, Theresa A.; Starr, Pamela J. – Teaching Sociology, 2011
Internships and other forms of experiential learning are a valuable learning opportunity and resource for many students and perhaps even more so for those with special needs. Outside of the classroom, however, assisting students with special needs may present faculty with new questions and challenges as they navigate the transition to a community…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Experiential Learning, Special Needs Students, Internship Programs
Shackelford, Allan L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2009
Colleges and universities are currently experiencing the greatest influx of student veterans with disabilities in the past several decades. These numbers will continue to increase substantially. Student DS providers must be prepared to understand and respond to the often unique and challenging disclosure, documentation, and accommodation issues…
Descriptors: Veterans, Disabilities, Student Needs, College Students
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Gil, Lynn A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2007
When students leave high school equipped with self-advocacy and self-determination skills, they will be more likely to disclose their disability and ultimately gain access to the services they need to support their learning needs in the educational environment. Yet, many students with disabilities do not enter college equipped with the tools they…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, College Students, College Bound Students
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Kibria, Gholam – College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, 2005
With the passage of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), students with disabilities have legal supports for "reasonable accommodation" with respect to physical accessibility, programs, and services. As a result, the number of students with disabilities who are enrolling at the postsecondary level has increased dramatically. The…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Disabilities, Access to Education, Federal Legislation
Barraza, Douglas A. – College Planning & Management, 2003
Describes a new basketball arena at the University of Missouri that meet the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act through careful use of the site to take advantage of site grading and provide multiple accessible entries while ensuring visibility and circulation. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), College Students, Disabilities, Educational Facilities
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