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Squires, Maureen E.; Burnell, Beverly A.; McCarty, Cynthia; Schnackenberg, Heidi – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Qualitative data were gathered, via surveys and interviews, from students with disabilities enrolled in undergraduate and graduate professional preparation programs, with the intention to learn about their reasons for not disclosing their disability status or not pursuing relevant accommodations. Findings indicate their primary motivations are to…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Littlepage, Ben; Clemson, Cindy – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
The present study explored how student support service administrators responded to the observed transitional challenges of students with disabilities during a period of systemic imbalance. Administrators at four community colleges in Tennessee, responsible for the coordination of student disability services, participated in a multi-site case…
Descriptors: Administrators, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Disabilities
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Schechter, Julia – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
The purpose of this article is to explore what college planning practices or demographic characteristics are associated with confidence in degree completion for college students with disabilities. A survey was used to gather retrospective data from undergraduate students with disabilities registered with a disability services office at a large…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Undergraduate Students, Predictor Variables, Student Characteristics
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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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Polking, Amanda K.; Cornelius-White, Jeffrey H. D.; Stout, Tracy L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
The presence of and request for assistance, service, and support animals has skyrocketed on college campuses in recent years. The purpose of this literature review is to explore potential benefits in the utilization of assistance animals within higher education, especially as it concerns disability service offices. It begins with an overview of…
Descriptors: Animals, College Students, Disabilities, Literature Reviews
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Ryan, Susan M.; Nauheimer, Jeanne M.; George, Cassandra L.; Dague, E. Bryan – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
In this three-year qualitative study we investigated the experiences and perspectives of university undergraduate students who were peer mentors for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) in a postsecondary education certificate program at a public university in the northeastern United States. The findings were…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Mentors, Developmental Disabilities, Undergraduate Students
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Dukes, Lyman L., III; Madaus, Joseph W.; Faggella-Luby, Michael; Lombardi, Allison; Gelbar, Nicholas – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
The study of postsecondary students with disabilities has a relatively short history that largely began with descriptions of programs designed for returning World War II veterans with disabilities and expanded in the 1970s with the advent of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Currently, the literature about postsecondary-level students…
Descriptors: College Students, Classification, Disabilities, Educational Research
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Sieben-Schneider, Jill A.; Hamilton-Brodie, Valerie A. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
This article describes the approach employed by one university to address a complaint filed by students with disabilities with the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the inaccessibility of information and communication technology (ICT). Prior to the DOJ complaint, the university did not have a process in place to address ICT accessibility.…
Descriptors: Universities, Access to Computers, Accessibility (for Disabled), Computer Uses in Education
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Osborne, Nicholas J. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
The landscape of higher education necessitates that strategies be in place to meet the needs of an ever changing student population. Since 2009, the Post-9/11 GI Bill has spurred an increased enrollment of student veterans that is forecasted to rise. Students who are veterans have unique experiences related to their service, age, and work-life…
Descriptors: Veterans, Curriculum Development, Transitional Programs, Federal Legislation
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Becker, Sandra; Palladino, John – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
This study presents a unique assessment of faculty perspectives about teaching and working with students with disabilities against the backdrop of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A randomized sample of 127 faculty from a large Midwest comprehensive university completed the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Schoffstall, Sarah; Cawthon, Stephanie; Dickson, Duncan; Bond, Mark; Ocuto, Oscar; Ge, Jinjin – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Involvement in extracurricular activities provides youth with opportunities to develop important personal skills, abilities, and preferences, and to build meaningful social support networks. Historically, students who are deaf or hard of hearing (SDHH) have had limited access to opportunities for both academic and occupational development,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, Postsecondary Education
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Beyer, Allison N.; Moore, Crystal Dea; Totino, Jamin – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
In 2013, a focus group of administrators, faculty, staff, and students at Skidmore College was held to discuss cross-campus changes implemented following the Assessment of Campus Climate to Enhance Student Success survey and an external disability services audit, which were conducted during the 2008-2009 academic year. The focus group gave these…
Descriptors: College Environment, Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Focus Groups
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West, Elizabeth A.; Novak, Daniel; Mueller, Carlyn – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
This research examines the inclusive instructional and accommodative strategies instructors use to assist students with disabilities in their classes, and what faculty perceives as most important for student success. The survey included demographic questions (gender, role in the college, and experience) and response items from the Inclusive…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Teacher Attitudes
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Zangla, Ken; Moore, Naomi; Hurst, Alan – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
Access to higher education for people with disabilities has been a concern and motivation for change internationally. Collaborative discussions about the attitudes and policies addressing these issues began many years ago with several organizations and agencies representing the interest of people with disabilities. There were international…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Disabilities
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Lombardi, Allison; Vukovic, Boris; Sala-Bars, Ingrid – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
Across the globe, students with disabilities have been increasing in prevalence in higher education settings. Thus, it has become more urgent for college faculty to have a broad awareness of disability and inclusive teaching practices based on the tenets of Universal Design. In this study, we examined faculty attitudes toward disability-related…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Disabilities
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