Next Steps Webinar: Disability in Higher Education: Legal, Practical and Human Issues
A Northeast ADA “Next Steps” Webinar March 25, 2010 1:00 – 2:30 EST Instructor: Wendy Strobel Gower, Northeast ADA Center. People with disabilities represent a significant portion of the applicant and student pool for institutions of higher education today. Yet many higher education professionals struggle with understanding how to meet the needs of this population. During this session, we will review data on the prevalence of applicants/students with disabilities, learn about research on higher education participation trends for people with disabilities, consider the legal rights of applicants/students with disabilities, discuss different types of curriculum and program modifications for people with disabilities and review emerging dilemmas. This program would be of interest to a range of audiences, including higher education administrators, students with disabilities and their family members, disability professionals, teachers/professors, career counselors and others.