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Dyer, Rebekah – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
The number of students with disabilities who attend college is increasing, but many of them are not completing their degree program. Many students with disabilities are not socially prepared to attend college. They may struggle with developing relationships with peers and faculty, which leads to a feeling of not being supported. There are a…
Descriptors: College Students, Teaching Methods, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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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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Davies, Susan C.; Trunk, Daniel J.; Kramer, Michaela M. – School Psychology Forum, 2014
For many students with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), postsecondary education presents a new set of cognitive, academic, social, and emotional challenges. Students with TBI warranted services and accommodations through an Individualized Education Program or 504 plan may find supports and services not readily accessible at the postsecondary…
Descriptors: Trauma, Brain, Head Injuries, Postsecondary Education
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Barney, Keith W. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2013
Students in recreation programs are often introduced to laws that apply to therapeutic or community recreation services. Several of these laws have to do with policy regarding people who experience a disability. One important law is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In order for students to better understand the law and its…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Advocacy
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Mulholland, Rita; Blecker, Norma – International Journal of Special Education, 2008
Students in a pre-service teacher education course, an overview of special education, were required to interview a parent of a special needs child, as well as a special education teacher as a course assignment. Because most educators have little or no training in family involvement and pre-service teacher training in this area is at best limited,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Education Courses, Family Involvement
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Martinez-Marrero, Isandra; Estrada-Hernandez, Noel – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2008
Professionals in the field of education emphasize post-secondary education as "the other transition" for students with disabilities. Although literature is accumulating about the integration and use of assistive technologies (AT) for students with disabilities in educational settings, greater emphasis has been placed on K-12 than…
Descriptors: College Students, Written Language, Language Impairments, Educational Technology
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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
Shaw, Stan F.; Dukes, Lyman L., III – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2006
The development and dissemination of Program Standards and Performance Indicators for disability services in higher education provides research-based direction for postsecondary institutions, consumers and governmental agencies with respect to the services necessary to provide equal access for college students with disabilities. Twenty-eight…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Standards, College Students
Williams, Damon A. – Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, 2006
For the past several years, the University of Connecticut has been carrying out an ambitious plan in pursuit of what the Association of American Colleges and Universities calls "inclusive excellence." The idea is that true excellence should be measured by how well campus systems, structures and processes meet the needs of "all"…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, College Students, College Faculty, School Holding Power
Northeast Technical Assistance Center (NETAC), Rochester Institute of Technology, 2005
This issue of "NETAC Networks" highlights the following: (1) A snapshot of life in the U.S. Virgin Islands (Karen Brin); (2) Upcoming events by state; (3) Convert television captions to web-streaming formats; (4) I.D.E.A. reauthorized; (5) Vermont Career Day 2004 (Janet Dickinson); (6) Eye on the prize (Jane Jarrow); (7) Promoting…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, College Students, Assistive Technology
Rothstein, Laura – 2003
In spite of almost 30 years of judicial and federal agency interpretation, the issues facing colleges and universities with respect to students with disabilities have become increasingly complex, in part because of the increasing number of college-ready students with disabilities and the expectations they bring to higher education. Many such…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Students, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities