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Myers, Karen A. – About Campus, 2009
In this article, the author offers suggestions for effectively addressing disability in and outside the classroom. She believes that a new vision for disability education that moves away from a limitations model and toward humanizing disabilities is crucial for campus communities. Through an introduction to universal design of instruction,…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Familiarity, Disabilities, Access to Education
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
The modern history of the legal protections for students with learning disabilities in K-12 education focuses on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which is funding legislation with detailed accompanying regulations that, respectively, are periodically revised as part of the reauthorization process. In contrast, Section 504 of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility
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Cortiella, Candace; Mather, Nancy; Diller, Lawrence; Goldstein, Sam – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2010
Forest Grove School District v. T.A. involved a student with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and depression (T.A.) whose parents had moved him to a private academy for students with special needs without first consulting with his public school. In the past, the school district had found T.A. to be ineligible…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Public Schools, Private Schools, Individualized Education Programs
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Levy, Tracey I. – Journal of Law and Education, 2001
Explores higher education institutions' legal obligations to accommodate students with learning disabilities and the courts' review of those accommodations. Lists suggestions for responding to accommodation requests, and in defending claims asserted by learning-disabled students. (Contains 182 references.) (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Federal Courts
National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC. – 1981
Several federal laws that address the issue of sex equity in education and employment do so in part by placing personnel in official and advisory positions at the state and local level to effect equity. In vocational education, Public Law 94-482 mandates vocational education sex equity personnel (in most states entitled "sex equity…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Educational Discrimination
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Treloar, Linda L. – Community College Review, 1999
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 form the basis for this discussion of students with disabilities and the role played by community college faculty in promoting their success. Practices that ensure receptive classroom environments are defined with examples. Contains 21 references. (TGO)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Classroom Environment, College Role, Community Colleges
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Wolinsky, Sid; Whelan, Amy – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1999
Examines, from the perspective of the plaintiffs, the 1998 Guckenberger v. Boston University case in which the plaintiffs claimed the university failed to provide reasonable accommodations for students with learning disabilities. The authors view the complex decision as a ruling against the university under the Americans with Disabilities Act,…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Accessibility (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation
Westhead, Eleanore C.; Carriker, William R. – 1978
Since 1957 and the first federal funding for the handicapped, concern for the needs of exceptional students has grown. Programs and media have been developed, culminating in the passage of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and in the Education of All the Handicapped Act of 1975 (P.L. 94-142). Many political issues surrounding these…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Federal Legislation
Phelps, L. Allen, Ed. – 1980
This product of the Leadership Training Institute/Vocational and Special Education contains a series of policy papers focusing on the impact of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) provision upon vocational education programming for handicapped youth. Nine papers are included: (1) Legislative Issues and Perspectives: IEPs for Handicapped…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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Schwartz, Vera, Ed. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1989
Six articles comprise this feature which explores ways in which educators and recreation leaders can respond to the needs of disabled individuals by adopting a flexible teaching style. The emphasis is on creative use of dance, movement, and music with children and adults having various disabilities. (IAH)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Adults, Autism, Dance Education