Students with disabilities face a variety of challenges that are not experienced by their able-bodied peers. Literature reveals that these students are less likely to succeed in higher education, earn their degrees, and often take more time to earn their degrees than the able-bodied majority. These students face stigma related to their disability and lack of acceptance among their peers and professors. Additionally, these students are tasked with the additional responsibility of disclosing their disability and requesting accommodations often without adequate preparation. The goal of this project was to write a grant proposal to fund a training program for students with disabilities pursuing postsecondary education. This program is designed to empower these students to become their own advocates and lead to their successes in higher education and beyond. Actual submission and funding of the grant are not required for the completion of the project.
|Commitee:||Pasztor, Eileen M., Ranney, Molly|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Higher education|
|Keywords:||College students with disabilities, People with disabilities, Postsecondary education, Self-advocacy|
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