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Dunn, Caroline; Shannon, David; McCullough, Brittany; Jenda, Overtoun; Qazi, Mohammed – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields have many benefits, including decent salaries, a strong employment outlook, and high job satisfaction. Unfortunately, workers with disabilities are underrepresented in the STEM fields. This practice brief describes a program designed to support college students with…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Postsecondary Education, Disabilities, College Students
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Dysterheft, Jennifer; Chaparro, Gioella; Rice, Laura; Rice, Ian – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine whether university students with physical disabilities (SWD) gained similar benefits from recreational physical activity participation as able-bodied (AB) university students as reported in the literature. Researchers designed an inclusive, university-offered aquatic exercise class for SWD. Six SWD…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Inclusion, Aquatic Sports, Exercise
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Dell'Olio, Myriam; Vaandrager, Lenneke; Koelen, Maria – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Students with disabilities face several barriers during their academic lives. However, as many of them manage to access a variety of resources, their experiences can be examined through the lens of salutogenesis, which is employed to analyze the mechanisms whereby people succeed in preserving their wellbeing while dealing with stress and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Barriers, Student Experience
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Lightfoot, Amy; Janemi, Roya; Rudman, Debbie Laliberte – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Despite the existence of policies aimed at ensuring equitable opportunities for individuals with disabilities, at the postsecondary level, students with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder have lower enrollment and completion rates than those without disabilities. To optimize policies and practices to support…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Learning Disabilities
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Ahmann, Elizabeth; Tuttle, Lisa Joy; Saviet, Micah; Wright, Sarah D. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Relative to their typically developing peers, college students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often have poorer adjustment to college, higher rates of class withdrawal and academic probation, and lower rates of retention. Supportive services for these students are still being researched and developed. ADHD…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Well Being, Qualitative Research, Executive Function
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Mask, Paige R.; DePountis, Vicki – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
This article portrays the complex nature of the transition process for two students with visual impairments (VI), both functionally blind, who successfully completed a bachelor's degree. Standardized open-ended interviews provided individual perspectives on the transition services, supports, and challenges faced by the participants with VI during…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Interviews, Independent Living, Career Awareness
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Thurston, Linda P.; Shuman, Cindy; Middendorf, B. Jan; Johnson, Cassandra – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
The Research in Disabilities Education Synthesis Project (RDE-SP), a four-year mixed methods research project, assessed a decade of funded projects (2001-2011) under the National Science Foundation's Research in Disabilities Education program which is aimed at increasing participation and retention of students with disabilities (SWD) in Science,…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, STEM Education, Disabilities, Mixed Methods Research
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Medley, Joshua; Cheney, Ann M.; Abraham, Traci; Grubbs, Kathleen; Hunt, Justin; Lu, Liya; Fortney, John C.; Curran, Geoffery M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Despite evidence that mental health burden is associated with lower academic success and non-completion in college students, and the high incidence of combat-related trauma exposure in returning veterans, few studies exist regarding the intersection of these issues in student veterans. This paper presents findings from a study on the mental health…
Descriptors: Veterans, Higher Education, Mental Health, Trauma
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Behling, Kirsten; Linder, Kathryn E. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
The authors report on the results of a survey conducted in the United States on collaboration between Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) and Offices of Disability Services (ODSs) in institutions of higher education. The authors, a disability services professional and a former director of a Center for Teaching and Learning, give particular…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Institutional Cooperation, Higher Education, Surveys
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Austin, Kimberly S.; Peña, Edlyn Vallejo – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
The number of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) seeking admission into college is rising. Little research exists on how to meet the unique learning needs of this student population in higher education classrooms. The purpose of this qualitative research study was to document the ways in which supportive faculty members responsively…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Needs, Qualitative Research
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Wynants, Shelli A.; Dennis, Jessica M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Despite the critical role that faculty play in the success of students with disabilities in higher education, professional development for promoting the understanding of these students' needs and the employment of inclusive instructional strategies to enhance their success has been limited. To better assess the potential of the online environment…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mixed Methods Research, Consciousness Raising, College Faculty
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Boeltzig-Brown, Heike – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
In 2013, the Japanese government passed antidiscrimination legislation that, starting in April 2016, requires all national and public institutions of higher education (IHEs) to accommodate students with disabilities. The legislative mandate to ensure that higher education is accessible to students with disabilities, coupled with growth in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Disability Discrimination, Disabilities
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Haney, Michelle R.; Fisher, Kati – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Postsecondary education programs are associated with many positive outcomes for people with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) including increases in social skills, vocational skills, and independence. Although these programs are increasing, there are regions of the United States where few exist. The present study assesses the attitudes and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Inclusion
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Coduti, Wendy A.; Herbert, James T.; Chiu, Herbert; Döke, Deniz Aydemir – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Students with disabilities have significantly lower graduation rates in four-year postsecondary institutions than students without disabilities. Although there are many barriers associated with persistence and graduation, for students with vision loss, additional accessibility challenges exist. This paper describes a pilot study that examined the…
Descriptors: College Preparation, High School Students, Summer Programs, Pretests Posttests
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LeGary, Robert A., Jr. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
This exploratory case study examined the reports by advanced undergraduate students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) of perceived social supports that buffer college-related stress and facilitate academic success. The sample for this study was comprised of 10 advanced undergraduate students who self-identified as having ASD. These participants…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Social Support Groups, Undergraduate Students
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