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Ewoldt, Kathy B.; Dieterich, Cynthia A.; Brady, Kevin P. – NASSP Bulletin, 2020
Despite increasing animal prevalence in public spaces, few districts have proactively developed policies to integrate assistance, therapy, service, and emotional support animals that are both legally sound and support the needs of individual students. Federal legislation defines a variety of animals that could accompany students, but only those…
Descriptors: Animals, Students with Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy
Carter, Kimberly F. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Pioneering legislation such as Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997, and the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 have increased attention to the needs of individuals with disabilities. These regulations require that public programs…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Civil Rights Legislation, Students with Disabilities
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Turnbull, Rud; Stowe, Matthew J. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
This article describes a 12-step model that can be used for policy analysis. The model encompasses policy development, implementation, and evaluation; takes into account structural foundations of policy; addresses both legal formalism and legal realism; demonstrates contextual sensitivity; and addresses application issues and different…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Policy Analysis, Models
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Burke, Lisa A.; Friedl, John; Rigler, Michelle – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2010
The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), which became effective at the beginning of 2009, is poised to have potentially wide-reaching implications for higher education. The article reviews the recent amendments to the original Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (1990), summarizes the relevant Supreme Court cases that have…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disabilities, Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services
National Council on Disability, 2007
This report compares actual performance with the projected levels of performance set out in the National Council on Disability's (NCD's) annual performance plan. The findings of this report show a positive link between the allocated resources and NCD's performance. NCD's assessment review showed that it was successful in meeting its goals and…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Public Policy, Disabilities, Public Opinion
Stapleton, David C., Ed.; Burkhauser, Richard V., Ed. – 2003
This book includes revised presentations from an October 2001 meeting of the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Cornell Rehabilitation Research and Training Center that considered the validity of current data for measuring trends in the employment rate of people with disabilities and investigated the causes and…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Chronic Illness, Data Interpretation
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC. – 2001
This paper presents rationale, strategies, and recommendations that the National Council on Disability believes are essential to how President George W. Bush and the new Administration can fulfill America's promise to its 54 million citizens with disabilities. President Bush is urged to install a disability friendly Administration, give disability…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Change Strategies, Children
Fowler, LaDonna; And Others – 1996
This report presents case studies of five American Indian tribes that employed the Tribal Disability Actualization Process for considering disability legislative and policy issues. The first section reviews the history of the relationship between Indian nations and the United States, and addresses the demography of disability among American…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Case Studies
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC. – 1994
This federally mandated report describes Fiscal Year 1993 activities of the National Council on Disability, which provides leadership in the development and evaluation of disability policy. The report states the mission of the Council and names of its members and staff. It provides synopses of research conferences, news conferences, testimony…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC. – 1999
The annual report of the National Council on Disability (NCD) describes major activities of 1998 to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability. NCD's major activities for 1998 are grouped into four areas: (1)…
Descriptors: Agencies, Civil Rights, Compliance (Legal), Cultural Differences
Burke, Edward P., Ed.; Quigley, Mark S., Ed. – 1993
The conference reported in this document had three aims: to initiate dialogue on furthering the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) through disability policy research; to identify the resources and infrastructures available to enhance the process; and to articulate steps that can be taken to monitor implementation of the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
Giliberti, Mary – 2001
Children with serious emotional disturbance have the civil right to receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. They further have the human right to be raised in their families and communities, with their individual needs guiding the service array provided. These civil and human rights are embodied in the Americans…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Rights, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights
Madaus, Joseph W. – Trusteeship, 1997
Reviews issues concerning learning disabled (LD) students in the college environment, including demographics of this population, related federal legislation, principles underlying policy concerning LD students, distinction between accommodation and privilege for LD students, the uniqueness of each student's needs, and the simple nature of most…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Administrative Policy, College Administration
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Dwyer, Kathy; Fowler, LaDonna; Seekins, Tom; Locust, Carol; Clay, Julie – Journal of the Community Development Society, 2000
The Tribal Disability Actualization Process used culturally appropriate deliberation processes and particpatory action research in considering policies for American Indians with disabilities. Talking circles on five reservations were used to achieve consensus on the needs of people with disabilities and derive community-driven solutions that are…
Descriptors: Action Research, American Indians, Community Development, Disabilities
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Cross, Evelina W.; And Others – Journal of Home Economics, 1993
Home economists can serve as catalysts for increasing awareness about the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act in business, social, governmental, and educational institutions. They can provide resources for policy decisions and methods of instruction and accommodation. (SK)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Disabilities, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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