Higher Education and Disability
The US Government Accountability Office recently released a report titled "Higher Education and Disability: Education Needs a Coordinated Approach to Improve Its Assistance to Schools in Supporting Students" The full report is online at: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-10-33
Below are some of the many interesting points:
A few highlights from the report cited above
Breakdown of main type of disability
Note that demographic data for DSS students is consistent with national norms for the most part, though we have at times had higher rates of students disclosing specific learning disabilities, higher rates of orthopedic or mobility impairments, higher rates of chronic health conditions, lower rates of mental health related disabilities, lower rates of attention deficit disorder.
Comparisons regarding gender and ethnicity are largely consistent with UAA more broadly although there are higher percentages of students from under-represented ethnic groups.