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O'Connor, Evelyn A.; Yasik, Anastasia E.; Horner, Sherri L. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2016
In the United States increasingly more children are being identified as needing special services. Teachers are usually the first to identify children in need of such services and refer those children for evaluation. Due to the fact that more of these children are being included in the regular classroom environment, it is imperative for teachers to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Legislation, School Law, Familiarity
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Schaaf, Michael; Williamson, Robert; Novak, Jeanne – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2015
School administrators set the tone for the implementation of special education within their schools. Researchers examined school administrators' perceptions of (a) how well their leadership preparation programs equipped them to administer special education programs and (b) special education topics about which they desired additional coursework.…
Descriptors: Special Education, School Administration, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Effectiveness
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White, Glen W.; Summers, Jean Ann; Zhang, E; Renault, Val – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
The purpose of this study is to explore the efficacy of a training program with a group of college students who have physical, sensory, and/or learning disabilities regarding their acquisition of knowledge and skills related to their rights to reasonable accommodations under several disability-related federal laws (e.g., Section 504, Americans…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Program Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Perceptual Impairments
Christensen, L.; Carver, W.; VanDeZande, J.; Lazarus, S. – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2011
The Council of Chief State School Officers' "Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate the Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities" was first developed to establish guidelines for states to use for the selection, administration, and evaluation of accommodations for…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Achievement, Guides, Program Development
Vogel, Susan A.; Holt, Janet K.; Sligar, Steven; Leake, Elizabeth – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2008
This article describes the development, content, and use of four questionnaires that comprise the Assessment of Campus Climate to Enhance Student Success with the focus on the Faculty Questionnaire. Faculty development activities are described as an example of how the questionnaires can be used to enhance knowledge and change attitudes and…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Holler, Rachel A.; Zirkel, Perry A. – NASSP Bulletin, 2008
The primary purpose of this study is to determine a preliminary national percentage of students who are "504-only." The survey data reveal that 504-only students represent 1.2% of the public school population. There is a significant difference in the 504-only percentage with regard to school level, with middle and high schools having a…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Eligibility, Public Schools
McCaleb, Karen Nykorchuk – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine whether students identified as having brain injury were receiving Section 504 or special education services and, if so, under which disability category were special education services being provided. The participants were parents of students who were enrolled in grades 1-12 during the 2001-2002 school…
Descriptors: Injuries, Brain, Special Education, Related Services (Special Education)
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Belch, Holley A.; Marshak, Laura E. – NASPA Journal, 2006
The proliferation of students with psychiatric disabilities and the severity of the issues they present pose significant challenges to campus personnel and specifically to student affairs staff. This study identified the specific types of critical incidents related to students with psychiatric disorders that senior student affairs officers found…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Severity (of Disability), Student Personnel Services, Colleges
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Skinner, Michael E. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2004
The purpose of this study was to identify variables that facilitate the academic success of college students with learning disabilities. Twenty recent college graduates with documented learning disabilities were interviewed using a semi-structured format. An analysis of the transcripts of the interviews revealed eight common themes, many of which…
Descriptors: College Students, Learning Disabilities, College Graduates, Self Advocacy
Milner, Margaret – 1977
This manual has been prepared to assist college and university administrators in making their campus facilities accessible to physically handicapped students, faculty, and staff. It gives a step-by-step procedure for developing and implementating campuswide programs required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It explains the…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Architectural Barriers, Blindness, Building Design
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DeMitchell, Todd A. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1998
This inservice primer for teachers, consisting of a case study and 10 true/false questions, distinguishes between protections guaranteed by two federal laws, Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Emphasis is on eligibility requirements, coverage for certain learning disabilities and health…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation