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Institutions Develop Initiatives to Support Neurodiverse Students
Making the transition from high school to college can be challenging for many students, but for neurodiverse students in particular — who face cognitive, learning and physical disabilities — the adjustment can be even more complicated. Existing stigmas often deter students from seeking additional resources or classroom accommodations. Institutions are now looking to eliminate misconceptions by implementing programs focused on supporting neurodiverse students.
July 6, 2021
ODU Settles with Justice Department on Discrimination and Retaliation Investigation
The Justice Department has settled with Old Dominion University (ODU) to resolve its investigation into a complaint that the school discriminated and retaliated against a graduate student based on disability and her related request for reasonable modifications of policy, according to Justice Department officials. Findings state that the complainant was punished for requesting acknowledgement of […]
February 5, 2021
Accessibility Services and Moving Towards Universal Design
I wonder if we who are nondisabled teachers have become so desensitized to the realities of disabled students that the violence done unto them by the university has disappeared from the informal settings in which we express surprise and frustration to one another.
January 19, 2021
UNH Focuses on Making Higher Ed Accessible to Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities
With a $2.5 million grant from the United States Department of Education-Office of Postsecondary, the University of New Hampshire is breaking down educational barriers for young adults with intellectual disabilities.
December 3, 2020
National School Boards Association Tackles Equity Issues Within Public Education
As part of its “Public School Transformation Now!” campaign, which aims to improve equity and access within K-12 public schools, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) hosted a virtual webinar Oct. 27.
October 27, 2020
Numotion Foundation Creates Scholarship Fund For Black Students With Disabilities
The Numotion Foundation has established the Numotion Foundation Scholarship Fund in partnership with United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to provide tuition and housing assistance for African American students living with mobility-related disabilities, HME Business reported. According to HME Business, the foundation has committed $20,000 for the next three years – a total contribution of $60,000. […]
September 11, 2020
Universities Face Digital Accessibility Lawsuits as Pandemic Continues
There’s been an uptick in lawsuits by students with disabilities against colleges and universities since the coronavirus pandemic shifted higher education online, according to AudioEye, a digital accessibility software company.
September 8, 2020
Judge: ‘UC System Must Stop Using SAT/ACT Scores For Admissions, Scholarship Decisions
The University of California system must stop using SAT or ACT scores when making admissions and scholarship decisions, ruled Alameda Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman on Tuesday, reports The Hill. The verdict arrives after a lawsuit earlier this year alleged that, by using SAT or ACT scores in admissions and scholarship decisions, the UC system […]
September 2, 2020
Gallaudet U and Apple Collaborate to Boost Accessibility for Students With Disabilities
Gallaudet University and Apple have begun a “multifaceted collaboration” intended to make learning more accessible, especially for students of color with disabilities, announced Gallaudet President Dr. Roberta J. Cordano in a letter published yesterday alongside a video translation in American Sign Language (ASL). “Gallaudet will be the first university to participate in a new Apple […]
August 27, 2020
How Colleges Can Support Students With Disabilities During Remote Learning
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges and universities across the country have rushed to move courses online, potentially overlooking the needs of students with intellectual, physical, emotional and behavioral disabilities.
April 13, 2020
For Students With Disabilities, A Mass Shift to Online Courses Comes With Deep Concerns
As colleges and universities hastily prepare to shift their courses online in response to the coronavirus, some students might welcome the chance to attend class from their homes in pajamas. But for students with disabilities, remote courses come with a host of new concerns.
March 19, 2020
Ed Department Urged to Help Erase Debt of Borrowers With Disabilities
Two letters sent to the U.S. Department of Education Tuesday urge Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to help erase the student debt owed by borrowers with disabilities, reported NPR. While these borrowers qualify to have their federal student loans erased, the process to do so is cumbersome, said one letter that was signed by more than […]
March 4, 2020
Left Out? Can the Completion Movement Reach Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Discouraged by data showing that nearly 42 percent of college students failed to earn degrees within six years, policymakers, institutional leaders, and practitioners are turning their attention to closing completion gaps that impact nearly every facet of higher education.
February 3, 2020
College Autism Network Partners with NASPA to Expand Reach
The College Autism Network (CAN), a nonprofit founded by a Florida State University associate professor, will soon partner with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), hoping to expand its reach and support more college students with autism. Associate professor of higher education Dr. Bradley Cox founded the nonprofit in 2016 to address the […]
December 3, 2019
Tw(y)ce-Exceptional: Gifted Black Males in P-12 Education
The call from my college classmate was all too familiar—it started with “he’s super smart, but he struggles in some areas.” As a researcher and scholar who writes about the experiences of academically gifted Black males across the P-20 educational continuum, I welcomed this inquiry from my college classmate.
October 18, 2019
College of Saint Rose Receives Donation to Train Educators
The College of Saint Rose Thelma P. Lally School of Education recently received a $1.1 million gift to train educators to help children with disabilities and mental health needs. As part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Project Targeting Healthy Resiliency in Vested Educators (THRIVE), the five-year grant will cover the majority of the tuition […]
October 17, 2019
Faculty & Staff
Access as Model: How Students with Intellectual Disabilities Can Improve Higher Education
If higher education programs for people with intellectual disabilities are to work to the fullest extent, students should not be merely included. Higher education should change to mark their valued presence.
September 13, 2019
Employability and College Graduates with Disabilities
Finding that first job after graduating college is difficult, to say the least, but for those with a disability the challenge is even greater. Employability is greater if one earns a bachelor’s degree; this is especially true for persons with a disability.
August 5, 2019
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