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Last Updated on Thursday, June 16, 2005

Serving Students With Significant Disabilities in Two-Year Colleges: Six Highly Effective Approaches

This project was funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Field Initiated Research Program for the period 6/14/97--8/31/00.

The Project Abstract is listed here.

The six products developed through this project are still available for downloading!!

Potential Value to Educators and Advocates

Each of the six approaches used by two-year colleges selected through this project is described in a separate publication. Each publication captures a "moment" in the organizational life of each featured approach. Educators and advocates can use the approaches described in these publications to stimulate their imagination and serve as a base from which to develop even more effective support services for individuals with significant disabilities who enroll in postsecondary education.

Downloading Information

To facilitate the availability of this information, the reader may download free copies of all publications in this series. These documents are available in three formats: Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), and Adobe Acrobat (PDF) formats. Follow the links below to view/download these documents. NOTE that each of the six publications below has its own separate link. You must click on each publication individually in order to download that particular description.

Gugerty, J. and Knutsen, C. (Eds.). 2000. Serving Students with Significant Disabilities in Two-Year Colleges: Office of Disability Services – Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, Massachusetts. Madison, WI: Center on Education and Work.

Gugerty, J. and Knutsen, C. (Eds.). 2000. Serving Students with Significant Disabilities in Two-Year Colleges: Special Needs Instructional Support Department – Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, Wisconsin. Madison, WI: Center on Education and Work.

Gugerty, J. and Knutsen, C. (Eds.). 2000. Serving Students with Significant Disabilities in Two-Year Colleges: Services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program – Hinds Community College, Raymond Mississippi. Madison, WI: Center on Education and Work.

Gugerty, J. and Knutsen, C. (Eds.). 2000. Serving Students with Significant Disabilities in Two-Year Colleges: Program Accessibility Committee – Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence, South Carolina. Madison, WI: Center on Education and Work.

Gugerty, J. and Knutsen, C. (Eds.). 2000. Serving Students with Significant Disabilities in Two-Year Colleges: ABLE Program – Longview Community College, Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Madison, WI: Center on Education and Work.

Gugerty, J. and Knutsen, C. (Eds.). 2000. Serving Students with Significant Disabilities in Two-Year Colleges: Center for Special Needs – Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Madison, WI: Center on Education and Work.

The following definition of "individual with a significant disability" was used in this project:
This definition is taken from PL 105-220, the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Title IV — Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998, Definitions, Section 6: (A) In General. — Except as provided in subparagraph (B) or (C), the term " individual with a significant disability means an individual with a disability — (i) who has a severe physical or mental impairment which seriously limits one or more functional capacities (such as mobility, communication, self-care, self-direction, interpersonal skills, work tolerance, or work skills) in terms of an employment outcome; (ii) whose vocational rehabilitation can be expected to require multiple vocational rehabilitation services over an extended period of time; and (iii) who has one or more physical or mental disabilities resulting from amputation, arthritis, autism, blindness, burn injury, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, deafness, head injury, heart disease, hemiplegia, hemophilia, respiratory or pulmonary dysfunction, mental retardation, mental illness, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, musculoskeletal disorders, neurological disorders (including stroke and epilepsy), paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other spinal cord conditions, sickle cell anemia, specific learning disability, end-state renal disease, or another disability or combination of disabilities determined on the basis of an assessment for determining eligibility and vocational rehabilitation needs described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (2) to cause comparable substantial functional limitation.

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1998 Additions

Interviews with Staff from Sites Selected Through This Project
Interview with Carol Kelley, Coordinator, Disability Support Services, Hinds Community     College, Raymond, MS

   For information on these services as provided in 2005, go to

   http://www.hindscc.edu/StudentServices/DeafServices/

Interview with Mary Ellen Jenison, ABLE Program Director, Longview Community College, Lee's Summit, MO 

     For information on the ABLE program as it operates in 2005, go to

     http://kcmetro.edu/home.asp?qlinks=ABLE+Program+at+Longview&C=2

Interview with Vicki Wiese, Special Needs Instructor, Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, WI

Interview with Vivian Gallman, Director of Career Services, Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence, SC

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Project Director

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John Gugerty, Researcher
Center on Education and Work

                 
Phone: 608-263-2724   Fax: 608-262-3050
            E-mail: jgugerty@education.wisc.edu
 

The contents of this web site were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal government. This project, H133G70073, is funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Field Initiated Research Program, for the period of 6/15/97 to 8/31/00 ($124,904 for project year three).

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