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Cancer and Chronic Illness Causes Employment Hardships

Cancer and Chronic Illness Causes Employment Hardships | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
A recent study reports working women who survive breast cancer are much more likely to lose their jobs. This poses a question for people who suffer long-term illnesses, and what happens to their jo...
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A new report from the University of Michigan notes that employees with chronic illnesses and cancer may face hardships in keeping their jobs, despite legislation requiring disability accommodations and medical leaves

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Home | Postsecondary Disability Training Institute (PTI)

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The University of Connecticut is hosting its 26th annual Postsecondary Disability Training Institute June 10-13 in Philadelphia.  To register or get more information, see

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ICE program helps disabled achieve higher education

ICE program helps disabled achieve higher education | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
More young people with autism and intellectual disabilities could soon be enrolling in college. 22News found out about a pilot program that has tremendous success.
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Massachusetts’ Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment program is helping over 75 students with intellectual disabilities participate in college

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Graduates of BCC's Project Reach overcome social challenges

Graduates of BCC's Project Reach overcome social challenges | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
PITTSFIELD -- Culinary arts training is a hallmark of Berkshire Community College's Project Reach.
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Berkshire Community College in Massachusetts has developed Project Reach, a culinary arts program for youth with “significant” intellectual and social disabilities transitioning out of high school

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More students are learning sign language than Chinese

More students are learning sign language than Chinese | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
How American Sign Language became the fourth most popular language for college students to study.
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 American Sign Language is now the fourth most popular foreign language to study at the college level, and it’s growing faster than studies of any other foreign language

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Report urges college for intellectually disabled

Report urges college for intellectually disabled | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
The state should also expand a pilot program that allows students 18 to 22 with intellectual disabilities and autism to take college classes. The 15-member Task Force on Higher Education for Students with Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder is headed by Rep. Tom Sannicandro, an Ashland Democrat.
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A Massachusetts state task force is recommending students with autism and intellectual disabilities be included more in higher education, with an expansion of the state’s current inclusive higher education efforts

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Hearing impairment forces CSU student out of Air Force ROTC

Hearing impairment forces CSU student out of Air Force ROTC | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
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A hard-of-hearing student at Colorado State University is told to get surgery or leave the Air Force ROTC

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Schedule | pepnet 2

Schedule | pepnet 2 | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
QuickClass Schedule May 19 - June 29, 2014
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PEPNet2 is offering a second round of free online “quick classes” on topics related to deaf and hard-of-hearing students in higher education, and services (including a class on how to caption videos).  To register, go to:

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Rutgers philosophy professor accused of sexually assaulting disabled research partner | Inside Higher Ed

Rutgers philosophy professor accused of sexually assaulting disabled research partner | Inside Higher Ed | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
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A Rutgers University professor worked with a man who has cerebral palsy, using facilitated communication to co-author an article published in Disability Studies Quarterly.  When the relationship became sexual, was it consensual or was it abuse?  It hinges on whether or not the courts believe the man with CP was capable of giving consent

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Disability in Graduate School | Inside Higher Ed

Disability in Graduate School | Inside Higher Ed | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
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How a disability may actually prepare you for graduate school

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Negotiating Grad School with Learning Disabilities and ADHD | Inside Higher Ed

Negotiating Grad School with Learning Disabilities and ADHD | Inside Higher Ed | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
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Graduate school with learning disabilities and ADHD

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Campus police receive training in crisis intervention

Campus police receive training in crisis intervention | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
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 Radford University in Virginia provides training for campus police to respond better to substance abuse and mental or emotional health crises with students, utilizing resources on and off campus

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Student Expelled From University 'For Failing To Prove She Was Depressed'

Student Expelled From University 'For Failing To Prove She Was Depressed' | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
A former student at King's College London has claimed she was expelled for not being able to provide sufficient evidence she was depressed after falling behind with her work. Jane* says the university "failed and humiliated" her and spoke out to criticise the lack of support and insensitivity she suffered through a period of depression which she says eventually led to her expulsion in 2012.
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 A student at King’s College London University is expelled for failing to prove she was depressed, due to errors in the way her doctors documented her disability

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Princess Beatrice calls her dyslexia 'an opportunity' as she talks with British schoolchildren

Princess Beatrice calls her dyslexia 'an opportunity' as she talks with British schoolchildren | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
Princess Beatrice discusses her dyslexia with British schoolchildren
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Princess Beatrice talked with British schoolchildren about her dyslexia being a gift, and that college is not out of reach

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Court orders university to defend rejection of applicant with Crohn's disease @insidehighered

Court orders university to defend rejection of applicant with Crohn's disease @insidehighered | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
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Caitlin Sjöstrand applied to an Ohio State University doctoral program and believes she was rejected because of her Crohn’s disease.  A judge agrees, so the case will go to trial

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Whoopi Goldberg honoured for learning disability awareness work - Starpulse.com

Whoopi Goldberg honoured for learning disability awareness work - Starpulse.com | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
Dyslexic actress Whoopi Goldberg has been feted for helping to spread awareness about learning disabilities after struggling with the undiagnosed condition as a child. The Ghost star was honoured ...
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Whoopi Goldberg was honored by Landmark College for her work as an activist for people with dyslexia – she wondered if she would have went to college if Landmark had existed when she was younger, since it is set up for students with ADHD and learning disabilities

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'My disease and my art are both a part of me'

'My disease and my art are both a part of me' | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
My popularity as an artist has given me the opportunity to speak about something that is very important to me -- my diabetes.
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 Diabetic artist Natlie Irish, a self-described “cyborg” with an insulin pump, describes her painting technique art, as well as her experiences with a college disability services professional who suggested she get some candy bars

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Female faculty member sues over tenure denial she attributes to child care duties @insidehighered

Female faculty member sues over tenure denial she attributes to child care duties @insidehighered | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
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Kristen Childers is suing the University of Pennsylvania for denying her tenure for taking two maternity leaves and a family medical leave to take care of her child’s medical issues – it’s the first case of its kind where tenure was denied for using a family medical leave

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Government plans to cut Disabled Students Allowance

Government plans to cut Disabled Students Allowance | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
David Willetts, Universities Minister recently announced plans to
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England currently offers Disabled Student Allowances to college students with disabilities, but the government plans to cut those stipends to individuals, giving campuses more responsibility for the cost of services and accommodations

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Adjunct professor claims CCBC passed him over because of his disability

Adjunct professor claims CCBC passed him over because of his disability | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
An adjunct piloting professor at the Community College of Beaver County, who uses a wheelchair, sued the school today claiming that he was passed over for a faculty position because of his disability. Mark Cox, 51, of Beaver Falls, is a licensed pilot who has been an adjunct faculty member of the college for 20 years, according to the complaint in U.S. District Court. In August, he interviewed for a professional piloting faculty position. "Since May 1987, Cox suffers and has suffered from paralysis at the T-10 level and is confined to a manual wheelchair," his attorney, Sam Cordes, wrote in the complaint. Mr. Cox can't walk, but he can "perform all of the essential functions" of the classroom teaching job, Mr. Cordes wrote. Mr. Cordes said that whether Mr. Cox can pilot a plane is "not
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 An adjunct professor at the Community College of Beaver County in Pennsylvania has been teaching piloting courses, but claims he was passed over for a faculty position because he uses a wheelchair.  The question is whether he needs to be able to fly a plane at this time, or whether he just needs to be able to teach about flying planes

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Accessibility Arcade to help disabled video game lovers level up

Accessibility Arcade to help disabled video game lovers level up | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
Disabled war vet started AbleGamers in 2005 after seeing how difficult, expensive and frustrating it can be to experience the pleasures that many gamers take for granted. “These are real-life things for us.”
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The University of Toronto has opened an “Accessibility Arcade” to show off accessibility features of video games, gaming technology, and controllers

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Local College Student Persuades School To Update Well-Known Sign - CBS Philly

Local College Student Persuades School To Update Well-Known Sign - CBS Philly | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
The blue and white wheel chair design on a handicapped parking sign or where a facility is wheelchair accessible is well known, but not active enough for 22-year-old Chris Yang.
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Chris Yang, a student at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, convinced the campus to update all the familiar blue disability signs with a more active version of the wheelchair icon

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On Chronic Illness, Disclosure, and Impostor Syndrome | Inside Higher Ed

On Chronic Illness, Disclosure, and Impostor Syndrome | Inside Higher Ed | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
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Chronic illness, disclosure issues, and feeling the “imposter syndrome:”

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Elon exceeds ADA obligations for disabled students - The Pendulum

Elon exceeds ADA obligations for disabled students - The Pendulum | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
Correction: One portion of this article that referenced “mental disabilities” was corrected to more accurately reflect the nature of the disabilities that Disability Services works with and make accommodations for.  Nearly one in 10 of the Elon University students roaming the school’s brick pathways have some sort of disability, a number that is in keeping with the national …
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Students and staff at Elon University in North Carolina discuss campus efforts to go beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act in providing disability services

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Program gets students with disabilities on the job, ready for future

Program gets students with disabilities on the job, ready for future | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
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Students with disabilities in Omaha are transitioning to higher education and employment through Project SEARCH, a national program with multiple chapters in Nebraska

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