What to be aware of Disabilities come in many forms Open Impaired vision – low to completely blind Impaired Hearing – hard of hearing to totally deaf Dual sensory – both blind and deaf Mobility impairment – use a wheel chair Hidden LD & ADHD – learning disabilities and Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders Psychological disabilities- mental illness Medical disabilities – chronic pain disorder Trauma – severe brain injury
LD Data More students with disabilities are enrolling in four-year institutions than in 1991. The fastest growing category is learning disability (15% in 1991 to 42% in 1998) More students with disabilities are enrolling in four-year institutions than in 1991. The fastest growing category is learning disability (15% in 1991 to 42% in 1998) Source American Council on Education, (CIRP Survey) Source American Council on Education, (CIRP Survey) 196,000 of the 428,000 students with disabilities enrolled at two-year and four-year postsecondary education institutions reported having learning disabilities 196,000 of the 428,000 students with disabilities enrolled at two-year and four-year postsecondary education institutions reported having learning disabilities Source: National Center for Education Statistics Source: National Center for Education Statistics
Its kind of like a baseball player who has the “ability” to hit home runs, but is given a broken bat to use. He doesn’t have the opportunity to prove he can do it.
We Must be aware of The Hidden Disability Also LD & ADHD- Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Hyperactivity Disorders Psychological Disabilities- Mental Illness Medical Disabilities- Chronic Pain Disorders Trauma- Sever Brain Injury
Language of Disabled Our words and actions speak of our awareness
Terminology Disabled – People who, by birth, illness, or accident do not have use of one or more of life’s functions Functional limitation – impairment of vision, hearing, speaking, mobility, or information processing regardless of cause.
Are all disabled handicapped? NO! There is a distinction between the two.
Association Act Normal A disabled person just wants to be one of the group.
Accommodations (To make suitable adaptation or adjustment)
Accommodations Scope- Academic accommodations are any adjustments that provide equal academic opportunity for a student with a disability. However, they will only be provided to students who meet the eligibility standards set forth in the University ADA Policy and Procedure manual.
Qualifying for Services Contact Disability Services Contact Disability Services Meet the eligibility requirements Meet the eligibility requirements Determine accommodations Determine accommodations Implement the plan Implement the plan Revise the plan as needed Revise the plan as needed