Disability Awareness - Eastern New Mexico University

Report
Welcome!!
Session Two ACE Training
Disability Awareness
• The Struggle
• Our generation
• Brown vs. Board of Education
• Section 504
• ADA
Overview
Dr. Rapp
Section 504 and ADA
Responsibilities
Students
Rights and Responsibilities
Current Data Shows
9% of Students
Indicate a Disability
Source: American Council on Education
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
• 196,000 of the 428,000
disabilities are enrolling
in four-year institutions
than in 1991. The fastest
growing category is
learning disability (15% in
1991 to 42% in 1998)
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Source American Council on Education,
(CIRP Survey)
students with disabilities
enrolled at two-year and
four-year postsecondary
education institutions
reported having learning
disabilities
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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
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.
Conclusion
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
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Contact Disability Services
Meet the eligibility requirements
Determine accommodations
Implement the plan
Revise the plan as needed
Intake Interview
Accommodation Form
Specific Accommodations
Testing Procedures
Test Tracking Form
Test Schedules
Back to back classes
Conclusion

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