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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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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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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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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
Williams, Shirley J. – 1998
As increasing numbers of students with disabilities enter the country's teacher education programs, violations of their civil rights are on the increase. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities at institutions which receive federal funds. Section 504 of the Act requires educational programs to…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, College Students, Disability Discrimination, Educational Policy