Regents Conference:Disabled Students Need Inclusion and Access

AMES, Iowa – When it comes to higher education at Iowa’s Regent Institutions, it’s not enough just to meet the American’s with Disabilities Act.  According to one study, half of all students who attend college reported they never participated in any clubs, activities or sports.The Iowa Regents Disability Awareness Summit was held on the Iowa… Read More Regents Conference:Disabled Students Need Inclusion and Access

Feds: Prince William school staff too frequently restrained disabled students

  Students has found staff too frequently used physical restraint or seclusion for behavioral reasons.The findings, included in a U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights report, said students at PACE West, in Gainesville, and PACE East, at Independent Hill, were not physically injured by the use of restraint and seclusion. But the report… Read More Feds: Prince William school staff too frequently restrained disabled students

Plans to slash funding to disabled students sparks fears

STUDENTS at the University of York and the University of York St John have expressed concern that the government intends to slash funding to disabled students.David Willetts, the universities and science minister, said in a written ministerial statement he wants to “modernise” the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).The National Union of Students said dyslexic students needing… Read More Plans to slash funding to disabled students sparks fears

Disabled students could be ‘shut out’ by government cuts

It was a short written statement from the universities minister, David Willetts, to parliament just before the Easter break and, for those affected, it was a shock. The government intended to “modernise” the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) – grants given to disabled students in England to help meet extra study costs incurred because of their… Read More Disabled students could be ‘shut out’ by government cuts