Category: Higher Education

Resources for Pregnant and Parenting Students

Pregnancy itself is not a disability, but many of its complications and side effects can be under the ADAAA. Pregnant women are also protected from discrimination by Title IX even when a pregnancy produces no complications. Schools must treat pregnant students in the same way that they treat similarly situated students. Thus, any special services … Continue reading Resources for Pregnant and Parenting Students

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DREAM Shares Advice for College Students with Disabilities

DREAM (Disability Rights, Education Activism, and Mentoring),  is a national organization for and by college students with disabilities. DREAM is open to higher education students of all types, including graduate students, part-time students, and those who are auditing higher education courses.  It is open to students of all ages with any kind of disability. DREAM … Continue reading DREAM Shares Advice for College Students with Disabilities

Don’t Have ADHD? Meds Won’t Improve Grades

The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRCA)** August 17, 2017 ADHD Weekly,  reports that the rumored effects of taking stimulant medication as a as a study or test-taking aid in their quest for higher grades is a false promise. According to researchers, these medications cannot be seen as improving academic achievement, instead, the medications address … Continue reading Don’t Have ADHD? Meds Won’t Improve Grades

Autism in College Students Fact Sheet

The Autism Spectrum Navigators program at Bellevue College (Bellevue, WA), has as its mission, the provision of access services for autistic students that lead to successful academic outcomes while providing educational opportunities that increase self-knowledge in the areas of executive functioning, self-regulation, social interaction, self-advocacy and career preparation. The Navigator's program has developed the following … Continue reading Autism in College Students Fact Sheet

Ask Questions During College Visits about Assistive Technology Services

Amanda Morin, writing for  Understood,  prepared a helpful checklist discussing assistive technology (AT). Morin says that high school students who used  AT during high school, should  ask questions  during college visits about what AT services are available on campus.  Morin's list of questions is reproduced below. Assistive Technology Policies What’s the name of the office … Continue reading Ask Questions During College Visits about Assistive Technology Services