Requesting Accommodations in Higher Education

Hurtubis Sahlen, Cheryl A.; Lehmann, Jean P.
January 2006
Teaching Exceptional Children;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p28
Academic Journal
The article discusses the requisites of acquiring accommodations for disabled students who will pursue higher education. It is noted that the number of disabled students who begin their post secondary education is increasing annually, thus, accommodation requests also grow in number. In order to avail of accommodation, a student must initiate the processing of the request for accommodation and maintain his academic capability in order to sustain the accommodation. At the same the institution must also cooperate with the student and guide him through the process. In this way, the students understanding of the accommodation that he is vying for is ensured while he fosters self-determination.


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