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Akin, D.; Huang, Lisa M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
A large body of research on disability stigma conducted among young school children and adults in non-educational settings shows that individuals with non-visible disabilities experience more negative stigma compared to individuals with visible disabilities. However, there is a noticeable lack of research on disability stigma within higher…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Students with Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Aquino, Katherine C.; Bittinger, Joshua D. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
Use of the self-identification process and accommodation services can, in theory, positively contribute to student success; however, students with disabilities may be negatively impacted if they perceive others viewing them as less significant members of the college community. This study identifies the number of students with self-identified…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Students with Disabilities
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Ashmore, Jean L.; Knettler-Smith, Ann S.; Scott, Sally S. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
The expectation for defined student learning and development outcomes has become established in all elements of higher education and is reinforced by external agencies. Within the realm of student services, many different departments link their programs to these outcomes. Student learning and development outcomes, or more simply student learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Disabilities, Professional Associations
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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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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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Sokal, Laura; Vermette, Laurie Anne – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Over eight thousand test administrations across two universities were examined to determine whether students with disabilities were being given the necessary extended testing time accommodations and whether their use of extended time decreased over the course of their programs. Findings revealed that commonly accepted recommendations about…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Needs, Testing Accommodations, Time
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Mitchell, Joshua J.; Gansemer-Topf, Ann M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
The increasing number of students with disabilities enrolling in postsecondary education, and the variety of these disabilities, challenges higher education institutions to meet the unique needs of these students. Academic coaching has been found to be effective in enhancing student success and is one approach that can help meet the needs of…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Disabilities, Self Control, Self Management
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Griffin, Megan M.; Wendel, Kelly F.; Day, Tammy L.; McMillan, Elise D. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Many postsecondary education programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) provide support to these students by matching them with peer mentors. Though this practice is widely used, the scholarly literature offers little information about successful peer support models in higher education settings. To address this…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, College Students, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities
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Lawson, Dana L.; Gould, Sarah A.; Conley, Melanie L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of students with disabilities seeking postsecondary education. The complexity of needs is also increasing, resulting in more students withdrawing from college or taking leaves of absence in their first year. In 2012, the Student Academic Support Services office (SASS) at McDaniel…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Transitional Programs, College Freshmen, Disabilities
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Aquino, Katherine C. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Disability is often viewed as an obstacle to postsecondary inclusion, but not a characteristic of student diversity. Additionally, current theoretical frameworks isolate disability from other student diversity characteristics. In response, a new conceptual framework, the Disability-Diversity (Dis)Connect Model (DDDM), was created to address…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Inclusion, Student Diversity
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Dallas, Bryan K.; Ramisch, Julie L.; McGowan, Beth – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
This article provides a systematic review of the literature pertaining to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the potential role of family members in higher education settings. The research questions guiding the review included: (a) What is the identified role(s) of family members of postsecondary students with ASD in postsecondary…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Literature Reviews, Higher Education
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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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Padden, Lisa; Ellis, Carol – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
It is vital that all university staff have awareness of the difficulties that may be experienced by students with disabilities. Staff must be given the knowledge and resources to support these students effectively. University College Dublin (UCD) Access & Lifelong Learning has developed a communication and training strategy to improve…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Disabilities
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