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Disability In Higher Education: A Social Justice Approach, Nancy Evans, Ellen Melissa Broido, Kirsten R. Brown, Autumn Wilke 2017 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Disability In Higher Education: A Social Justice Approach, Nancy Evans, Ellen Melissa Broido, Kirsten R. Brown, Autumn Wilke

Kirsten R. Brown, Ph.D.

Disability in Higher Education: A Social Justice Approach examines how disability is conceptualized in higher education and ways in which students, faculty, and staff with disabilities are viewed and served on college campuses. Drawing on multiple theoretical frameworks, research, and experience creating inclusive campuses, this text offers a new framework for understanding disability using a social justice lens. Many institutions focus solely on legal access and accommodation, enabling a system of exclusion and oppression. However, using principles of universal design, social justice, and other inclusive practices, campus environments can be transformed into more inclusive and equitable settings for all constituents ...


Unwanted Sexual Contact: Students With Autism And Other Disabilities At Greater Risk, Kirsten R. Brown, Edlyn V. Pena, Susan R. Rankin 2016 California Lutheran University

Unwanted Sexual Contact: Students With Autism And Other Disabilities At Greater Risk, Kirsten R. Brown, Edlyn V. Pena, Susan R. Rankin

Kirsten R. Brown, Ph.D.

The limited literature on sexual assault and unwanted sexual contact indicates that students with disabilities, and specifically students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), are an at risk population. This study uses data from a multi-institution climate assessment to examine the prevalence of unwanted sexual contact. Findings indicate that students with non-ASD disabilities and students with ASD were twice as likely to report unwanted sexual contact, than their non-disabled peers were. Women students with ASD are particularly at risk. Implications for postsecondary institutions, recommendations for student affairs professionals, and areas for future research are discussed. 


Accessibility And Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Legal Perspectives In The United States (In Press), Kirsten R. Brown 2016 Madison Area Technical College & University of Wisconsin-Madison

Accessibility And Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Legal Perspectives In The United States (In Press), Kirsten R. Brown

Kirsten R. Brown, Ph.D.

This chapter contributes to important conversations about accessibility in higher education by examining legal issues that shape experiences of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  The chapter begins by outlining the relationship between reasonable accommodations and academic success.  Then, it provides an overview of ASD in relation to postsecondary education.  A substantive portion of the chapter delineates current legal topics, including federal law, case law, and Office of Civil Rights (OCR) letters.  Functional limitations associated with ASD are social or sensory in nature.  However, legal precedent in the United States defines the major life activity of learning in a manner ...


'New Conversations About Integrated Employment' Webinars Shine A Fresh Light On Issues In Our Field, Melanie Jordan, Allison Cohen Hall 2016 University of Massachusetts Boston

'New Conversations About Integrated Employment' Webinars Shine A Fresh Light On Issues In Our Field, Melanie Jordan, Allison Cohen Hall

All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications

This poster session highlights creative thinking about employment supports. The RRTC on Advancing Employment for Individuals with IDD has launched an interactive and dynamic webinar series with a twist ? to expose participants to new ideas, provoke reactions, and inspire them to think differently about such topics as Employment Professionals as Leaders for Change; the Real Meaning of Informed Choice; and Reframing the Benefits Conversation Around Financial Well-Being.


Work And Community Engagement: Shifting Services And Supports To Help Individuals Have The Lives They Want, Cindy Thomas, Amie Lulinski, Jennifer Sulewski, Erin Leviton 2016 University of Massachusetts Boston

Work And Community Engagement: Shifting Services And Supports To Help Individuals Have The Lives They Want, Cindy Thomas, Amie Lulinski, Jennifer Sulewski, Erin Leviton

All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications

Significant change is underway to insure that services maximize opportunities for full engagement in the community. This session includes two projects, the RRTC on Advancing Employment for Individual with IDD and the Community Life Engagement Project and panelists from MA and DC to discuss the implications of research findings on service transformation and the integration of work and non-work supports to support individuals to have full and productive lives.


I Am Here For A Reason. I Need To Focus. I Need To Learn So I Can Reach My Goal: Self-Advocacy And Motivation As Contributors To The Experiences Of College Students With Physical Disabilities, Latrecha Kasha Scott 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

I Am Here For A Reason. I Need To Focus. I Need To Learn So I Can Reach My Goal: Self-Advocacy And Motivation As Contributors To The Experiences Of College Students With Physical Disabilities, Latrecha Kasha Scott

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Although researchers have studied “the role of self-determination in facilitating transition planning and services, very little is known about the impact of those supports and services from the students’ perspective once they are in postsecondary settings” (Getzel & Thoma, 2008). In addition, literature was limited regarding the impact of self-determination from the student perspective after enrollment into higher education (Denhart, 2008; Fuller, Bradley & Healey, 2004; Getzel & Thoma, 2008). Using a qualitative design, this study explores the contributions of self-advocacy and motivation to the experiences of higher education students with physical disabilities. The purpose of this study was to explore the self-reported impacts of self-advocacy and motivation on the experiences of students with physical disabilities in higher education. In addition, explore the sources of these students’ motivations ...


Access To Employment For Persons With Disabilities In Uganda, Chrispas Nyombi, Alexander Kibandama 2016 Essex University

Access To Employment For Persons With Disabilities In Uganda, Chrispas Nyombi, Alexander Kibandama

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Since 2000, the Ugandan government has implemented a number of policies aimed at combating disability discrimination in the workplace and leap towards equality of opportunities. However, despite the availability of progressive legislation and policies, persons with disabilities continue to face many barriers to accessing employment. This paper reviews the policies and legislation aimed at promoting disability protection in the workplace. Recommendations for reform are made before bringing together the various strands of argument throughout the paper.


Employment Quota System And Labour Market Outcomes Of Individuals With Disabilities: Empirical Evidence From South Korea, Zafar Nazarov, Dongug Kang, Sarah Von Schrader 2016 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Employment Quota System And Labour Market Outcomes Of Individuals With Disabilities: Empirical Evidence From South Korea, Zafar Nazarov, Dongug Kang, Sarah Von Schrader

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To date, only a few studies have attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of disability employment quota systems using structural changes in policies. This study exploits the structural changes in South Korea’s disability employment quota system that took place in 2004 and 2006 to expand the current disability policy evaluation literature. We separate the effect of these changes in the quota system into their effect on the probability of labour force participation and their effect on the probability of employment (after controlling for selection into the labour market). We also study the extent to which the changes – which included increasing ...


Of Laggards And Morons: Definitional Fluidity, Borderlinity, And The Theory Of Progressive Era Special Education, Benjamin Kelsey Kearl 2016 Indiana University

Of Laggards And Morons: Definitional Fluidity, Borderlinity, And The Theory Of Progressive Era Special Education, Benjamin Kelsey Kearl

Education's Histories

Indiana University's Benjamin Kelsey Kearl uses a life history approach to study the history of special education through "the laggard" (Part 1) and "the moron" (Part 2).


An Examination Of Accessible Hands-On Science Learning Experiences, Self-Confidence In One’S Capacity To Function In The Sciences, And Motivation And Interest In Scientific Studies And Careers., Mick D. Isaacson, Cary Supalo, Michelle Michaels, Alan Roth 2016 Novus Access & Ivy Tech Community College

An Examination Of Accessible Hands-On Science Learning Experiences, Self-Confidence In One’S Capacity To Function In The Sciences, And Motivation And Interest In Scientific Studies And Careers., Mick D. Isaacson, Cary Supalo, Michelle Michaels, Alan Roth

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

This study examined the potential relationship of accessible hands-on science learning experiences to the development of positive beliefs concerning one’s capacity to function in the sciences and motivation to consider science as a college major and career. Findings from Likert survey items given before and after engaging in accessible hands-on science laboratories show that students who were blind or had low vision (BLV) were more likely to agree with the following items after engaging in accessible science experiences: 1) I plan on enrolling as a science major in college; 2) My educational experiences, so far, have given me the ...


Black-White Differences In Schooling Investment And Human Capital Production In Segregated Schools, Peter F. Orazem 2016 Iowa State University

Black-White Differences In Schooling Investment And Human Capital Production In Segregated Schools, Peter F. Orazem

Peter Orazem

The lower level of school quality available for blacks relative to whites in the segregated era is frequently cited as a primary cause for the currently observed gap in black-white average wages. The inferior education pro­ vided to black children is argued to have caused lower levels of human capital produc­ tion in black schools than white schools. The gap in black-white wages can be traced to this gap in human capital. Similarly, the convergence in black-and-white average wages during the 1960's and 1970's may be explained by the steady convergence in black-and-white school quality and atten­ dance ...


Perspectives From Think College Students On Inclusive Practices At The Collegiate Level, Scot Rademaker, Madison K. Oliver 2016 Winthrop University

Perspectives From Think College Students On Inclusive Practices At The Collegiate Level, Scot Rademaker, Madison K. Oliver

Inclusion Across the Lifespan Conference

Promoting inclusion at all levels of education is crucial in the process of positively influencing and encouraging student learning both for students with disabilities and their peers. This presentation will provide information about the Think College program and include perspectives from Think College students and their college peers about their experiences. Participants should be able to understand more about the Think College program, but more importantly gain an understanding about how the experiences within the program impact students’ lives.


Monitoring And Strengthening Reading Comprehension For All Students, Claire VanOstenbridge 2016 Winthrop University

Monitoring And Strengthening Reading Comprehension For All Students, Claire Vanostenbridge

Inclusion Across the Lifespan Conference

The goal of this professional development is to enhance teacher knowledge of how to strengthen reading comprehension of students based on their needs as determined by formative assessment.


Team Inclusion: 10 Ways Parents Add Value, Liz McBride 2016 Winthrop University

Team Inclusion: 10 Ways Parents Add Value, Liz Mcbride

Inclusion Across the Lifespan Conference

Here’s an ongoing success story of how taking an “all hands on deck” team approach with parents, teachers, and support resources makes breakthroughs in learning and life for a child with autism. Learn 10 specific ways parents can be utilized in accelerating inclusion.


Co-Teaching Is Like A Marriage: Sometimes Arranged, Elizabeth Reyes 2016 Charlotte United Christian Academy

Co-Teaching Is Like A Marriage: Sometimes Arranged, Elizabeth Reyes

Inclusion Across the Lifespan Conference

How do educators who co-teach survive if 50% of all marriages end in divorce? Choosing the right strategies and putting in hard work can make it happen. When co-teachers plan and develop their relationship, the synergy manifests in student success. Keeping eyes on the educational goals for students can keep disagreements to a minimum. This session will focus on what is needed to begin co-teaching and how to keep the relationship going.


Walk This Way, Diana Smith, Cindy Funderburk 2016 Lexington School District One

Walk This Way, Diana Smith, Cindy Funderburk

Inclusion Across the Lifespan Conference

Do you wonder what skills are needed for students to be successful in general education? Why do special education students struggle in regular education? This session will focus on how learning walks can help you answer these questions. Attendees will participate in a mock learning walk and protocol to provide you with a first-hand experience to take back to your school. Join us for a walk on the wild side!

Participant Objectives

  1. Define learning walk
  2. Be able to set norms and expectations for this type of professional learning
  3. Facilitate conversation within a team of people to determine take-aways from a ...


Pull Don't Pour" Using Oral Language And The Power Of Dialogue To Shape Intellectual Capacity, Janice Elam Carter 2016 Westminster Catawba Christian School

Pull Don't Pour" Using Oral Language And The Power Of Dialogue To Shape Intellectual Capacity, Janice Elam Carter

Inclusion Across the Lifespan Conference

For students who struggle to learn it is difficult to confidently participate verbally in class discussions, make recitations, or simply respond to questions posed orally. Let's build a sense of intellectual curiosity by using Socratic questioning, drawing out of the student rather than simply pouring information in. Help students extract meaning from the text with the assistance of an expert mediator, not a worksheet. Participant Objectives: Historically, teaching has included lecturing, dispensing information and imparting knowledge to our students. The primary "student talk" in the classroom had been recitation. It has been found that this method inhibits student thinking ...


Opening Remarks- “Inclusion: Our Grit Journey”, Debra Leach 2016 Winthrop University

Opening Remarks- “Inclusion: Our Grit Journey”, Debra Leach

Inclusion Across the Lifespan Conference

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Studying Medicine With Dyslexia: A Collaborative Autoethnography, Sebastian C.K. Shaw, John L. Anderson, Alec J. Grant 2016 Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Studying Medicine With Dyslexia: A Collaborative Autoethnography, Sebastian C.K. Shaw, John L. Anderson, Alec J. Grant

The Qualitative Report

The topic of this article is the experience of the impact of dyslexia on medical studies, explored using a collaborative autoethnographic methodological approach. The study was prompted by an initial and ongoing full search of the literature, which revealed an absence of autoethnographic research into the experiences of medical students with dyslexia. It has four aims: to provide an in-depth, multi-layered account of the impact of dyslexia on a UK undergraduate medical student; to help other students and academic support staff in similar situations; to outline improvements that could be made to medical and other educational curricula and examination procedures ...


Patient Organizations And Primary Care Development: Reflections By Patients With Chronic Diseases, Britta E. Berglund, Irene Westerlund 2016 Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Box 564, Uppsala University, SE-75122 Uppsala, Sweden

Patient Organizations And Primary Care Development: Reflections By Patients With Chronic Diseases, Britta E. Berglund, Irene Westerlund

Patient Experience Journal

To explore how patients with chronic diseases, as well as members of patient organizations, perceive primary care and how they think about how to participate in primary care development. Focus group interviews with 28 patients in three regions in Sweden were conducted. We identified four themes: Availability of care, How to be met by professionals, Information needs and Continuity and prevention in care. Important was to meet the same doctor at every visit and to be met with empathy and knowledge about your disease. Suggestions about better use of technical information services, introduction of a coordinator in the waiting room ...


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