Create Safe & Supportive Campus Communities That Maintain Institutional Compliance
Establish campus-wide “wrap-around” support services to accommodate your students with hidden disabilities to ensure that they are successful.
The latest National Center for Education Statistics reports that more than 200,000 students entering college have some type of learning disability. Invisible disabilities, also called “hidden” disabilities, are the most common type of disability among college students. More than one-third of college students with invisible or hidden disabilities do not disclose their diagnoses due to the stigma.
Explore the specific challenges and opportunities students with invisible disabilities face including fear of disclosing because of stigma and confusion about obtaining services and support. Our expert presenter will ensure your faculty and staff better understand the wide range of invisible disabilities, appropriate and reasonable accommodations and necessary documentation.
At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Educate faculty on their legal responsibilities to provide reasonable accommodations for students with invisible disabilities enrolled in their courses.
- Establish campus-wide “wrap-around” support services to accommodate your students with hidden disabilities — use diverse approaches and mediums to capture students’ attention, engage them in the learning process and safeguard their academic and social success.
- Prepare faculty to support their students with invisible disabilities and reasonable accommodation needs to foster students’ independence, growth, and degree completion — equip them with the knowledge and skills to fulfill their individual potential and develop educational and career goals so they can lead full and independent lives.
- Recognize the unique situations students with invisible disabilities encounter — help them overcome the stigma to seeking help to ensure they persist and thrive on your campus.
- Create a safe and supportive community that encourages students to self-disclose their disability — provide them with the necessary tools to document their needs and ensure reasonable accommodations are given based on their specific needs so they achieve their full potential.
Matt Davis is currently the Assistant Director of the Student Accessibility Resource Center at Western Kentucky University in Bolling Green, KY.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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