Students with Disabilities in Higher Education:
Resources on Legal Issues
Postsecondary Education and Transition for Students with Learning Disabilities -
by Loring C. Brinckerhoff, Joan M. McGuire, and Stan F. Shaw, Pro Ed, 2001.
The second edition of this book has been updated and expanded to include chapters on transition planning from high school to college; determining eligibility for services and testing accommodations; policy development; accommodation provision; service delivery options for college students with ADHD; and the latest advances in assistive technology. The chapter on legal issues provides a comprehensive summary on the differences among the IDEA, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
A CD-ROM included with the book has an appendix which contains nearly one hundred entries with examples of policies, procedures, and web sites that describe an array of resources. Program record keeping and data collection forms can be downloaded for reference and use.
by Salome Heyward, JD
Available from: Salome Heyward & Associates - www.salomeheyward.com
Ms. Heyward is the leading national legal expert in disability compliance in higher education. She is the author of Disability & Higher Education and The ADA and Graduate and Professional Schools. She also authored the Council on Law in Higher Education’s 2002 Disability Compliance Brochure.
This publication explains the role of the disability services staff, delineates the accommodation process, and summarizes recent decisions of the Office of Civil Rights and court cases. It lists “rules of the road” to follow when determining whether a student is otherwise qualified or whether a student is eligible for accommodations.
Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 2002.
The HEATH Resource Center of The George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, is the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. The clearinghouse serves as an information exchange about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, and opportunities at American campuses, vocational-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities.
HEATH resource papers, fact sheets, guides, and directories focus on topics such as accessibility, career development, classroom and laboratory adaptations, financial aid, independent living, transition resources, training and postsecondary education, vocational education, and rehabilitation.