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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lyman, Michael; Beecher, Mark E.; Griner, Derek; Brooks, Michael; Call, John; Jackson, Aaron – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Past research has shown that students with disabilities (SWD) at the postsecondary level who use accommodations demonstrate greater academic achievement and higher graduation rates. Only limited research has been conducted to identify the barriers they face in using accommodations, and that research has not sampled a population specifically…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Postsecondary Education
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Scott, Sally; Markle, Larry; Wessel, Roger D.; Desmond, Jennifer – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Creating impactful partnerships across university divisions can enhance the effectiveness and impact of the Disability Services Office. Research has shown the benefits of practitioners and faculty members collaborating; however, careful consideration and communication is needed in order for these collaborations to be successful and beneficial. In…
Descriptors: Universities, Student Personnel Services, Disabilities, College Faculty
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Lange, Dustin D.; Sears, Susann Heft; Osborne, Nicholas J. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
It is estimated that in the next decade, over two million veterans and dependents will utilize the Post-9/11 GI Bill for postsecondary education. Most colleges already possess the resources that veterans need to successfully transition and persist, though this subpopulation of learners also require services that are tailored to their…
Descriptors: Veterans, Veterans Education, Student Personnel Services, Transitional Programs
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O'Shea, Amber; Meyer, Rachel H. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Students with disabilities experience unique challenges in college. Whereas universities offer support services to students with disabilities, students typically must disclose their disability in order to utilize such services. One important distinction regarding the disclosure of disabilities concerns the visibility of the disability, as students…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, College Students, Qualitative Research, Disabilities
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da Silva Cardoso, Elizabeth; Phillips, Brian N.; Thompson, Kerry; Ruiz, Derek; Tansey, Timothy N.; Chan, Fong – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Despite recent growth in the number of college students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), there is a disparity in participation for students from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds with disabilities. This issue has received little attention in the research literature. We sought to gain a better understanding…
Descriptors: College Students, STEM Education, Minority Group Students, Student Experience
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Shmulsky, Solvegi; Gobbo, Ken; Donahue, Andy – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
This article describes the Transition Program implemented at a liberal arts college for newly enrolled students who have the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The diagnosis of ASD has risen dramatically; consequently, more students are arriving on college campuses with needs related to social pragmatic functioning. The Transition…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Transitional Programs, College Students
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Kondo, Takeo; Takahashi, Tomone; Shirasawa, Mayumi – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
The Japanese government passed an anti-discrimination law, the Act on the Elimination of Disability Discrimination, in June 2013 (to be enforced April 2016) and ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in January 2014. Prior to ratification of the CRPD, the Japanese government had begun to construct an inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Federal Legislation
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