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College Experiences of Individuals with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disabilities: Stories of Our Success
by Bryant, Lisa, Ed.D., The University of Memphis, 2020, 35; 28155971
Abstract (Summary)

This article presents a case study of four participants diagnosed with mild-to-moderate intellectual disabilities, enrolled in support programs for neuro-atypical students at four-year private Christian universities in the Southeastern United States. Further, this article examines how these participants measured success in said programs, as well as whether success was achieved. This program aimed to provide students with opportunities to learn and grow alongside their neuro-typical peers in a rich academic environment. Through this case study, it was found that there are three primary criteria for success: class attendance (both general population and support-program classes), independence (including independent living, sustained employment), and social involvement.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hunter, William C., Nordstrom, Susan N.
Commitee: Ley-Davis, Luann L., Schiro-Geist, Chrisann
School: The University of Memphis
Department: Instruction & Curriculum Leadership
School Location: United States -- Tennessee
Source: DAI-A 82/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Special education, Disability studies, Higher education
Keywords: Case study, Mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, Post-secondary collegiate programs
Publication Number: 28155971
ISBN: 9798569913640
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