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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Obi, Sunday O. – Educational Considerations, 2006
For many ethnically diverse students with learning disabilities, participation in postsecondary education is necessary. However, to achieve this goal, a comprehensive transition planning is essential. As a consequence, postsecondary personnel must collaborate with others to ensure nondiscriminatory but sensible treatment of ethnically diverse…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Students, Ethnic Diversity, Learning Disabilities
Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. Office of Student Affairs. – 1990
This guide provides information about the nature of learning disabilities in higher education and about ways of assisting students with learning disabilities at Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.) to fulfill their potential. The booklet uses the metaphor of a "zig zag lightning in the brain" to describe the erratic thinking style…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, College Faculty, College Students, Compliance (Legal)
James, Olive C. R., Ed.; Matson, Hollis N., Ed. – 1990
For this report on human relations and discrimination at the San Francisco State University (SFSU), campus policies impacting on students, faculty, and the university as a whole were collected. The first section reprints policies affecting students and contains a statement of student rights and responsibilities, student disciplinary procedures,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Advisory Committees, Affirmative Action, College Faculty
Heidari, Farzin – 1996
This report addresses the barriers college students with disabilities face in the laboratory setting. In engineering, mathematics, and science education most courses require laboratory work which may pose challenges to those with disabilities. Instructors should be aware of the individual needs of students with disabilities and make necessary…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), College Students, Compliance (Legal)
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Jarrow, Jane – Educational Record, 1991
The response of higher education to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988 is examined, and the likely response to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is discussed. Implications of the new legislation for colleges and universities are outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, College Environment, College Students, Compliance (Legal)
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Strichart, Stephen S.; Mangrum, Charles T., II – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 1987
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is examined as the impetus for many special admission policies used to admit learning-disabled students into U.S. colleges. Program services provided to these students include diagnostic testing and prescriptive planning, program advisement, instructional assistance, and counseling. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Ancillary School Services, College Admission, College Programs
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