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Roberts, Douglas Allen; Herring, Matthew; Plotner, Anthony; Roach, Andrew – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
There has been a growing commitment to the inclusion of students with Intellectual Disability (ID) on college campuses which has resulted in approximately 271 college programs in the United States. Although there is great variability on program structure and supports of these programs, their overall purpose is to assist students to prepare for…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Physical Activities
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Spassiani, Natasha A. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
This paper introduces a newly accredited university programme for students with an intellectual disability (ID). The curriculum is largely based on disability studies pedagogy that creates awareness of the social, political, and economic factors that influence how individuals with a disability navigate society. The aim of the innovative curriculum…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, College Students, Barriers, Curriculum
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Fleming, Allison R.; Coduti, Wendy A.; Herbert, James T. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Students with disabilities are enrolling in colleges and universities at increasing rates, but not completing degrees with comparable success as their peers. First Year Seminars (FYS) are commonly employed by colleges and universities to address retention, strengthen connections between the student and the institution, and enhance the likelihood…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, First Year Seminars, Program Development, Program Evaluation
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Stermac, Lana; Cripps, Jenna; Badali, Veronica; Amiri, Touraj – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
Many young women attending post-secondary education report high rates of sexual coercion and other forms of sexual violence on campus; however young women with disabilities may experience even higher rates of these behaviours. While researchers have investigated some types of violence, in particular intimate partner violence, little of this work…
Descriptors: Females, Students with Disabilities, Rape, Sexual Abuse
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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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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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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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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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Fleming, Allison R.; Oertle, Kathleen Marie; Plotner, Anthony J. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Students with disabilities represent a growing population on college campuses for whom specific needs and preferences are associated. Student supports have increased in response to these changing student needs and demographics. Yet, campus-wide responsiveness to inclusion and actions that promote self-advocacy are needed to increase the rates of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Student Needs, Inclusion
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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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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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Giroux, Catherine M.; Corkett, Julie K.; Carter, Lorraine M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a complex, often invisible, connective tissue disorder that has arguably profound psychosocial and academic impact on postsecondary students. It is an underdiagnosed and misunderstood condition that is the focus of little research, particularly within the social sciences. Several factors influence the academic…
Descriptors: College Students, Physical Disabilities, Student Needs, Psychological Patterns
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Kupferman, Scott I.; Schultz, Jared C. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
We began the exploratory process of identifying knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are important for disability service professionals to possess in order to provide beneficial services to students with psychiatric disabilities in postsecondary education. Using a three-round Delphi survey, two groups of experts identified 54 knowledge, skill,…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, College Students, Student Needs, Delphi Technique
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Ofiesh, Nicole; Moniz, Erin; Bisagno, Joan – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
In order to understand the test-taking behavior, needs, and strategies of postsecondary students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), focus group comments from 17 university students with ADHD were analyzed. These comments formed the basis for a series of research studies that are in progress regarding test-taking and individuals…
Descriptors: College Students, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Test Wiseness, Testing Accommodations
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