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A young woman looks down as she talks to her therapist.
May 03, 2022
The national mental health crisis plaguing colleges is stretching disability support offices, where more students are registering psychological disorders to receive classroom accommodations.

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October 6, 2022
In scrapping remote options for conferences, academia has set out on a dangerous trajectory, Shira Lurie and Nicole Schroeder write.
September 26, 2022
The paucity of data on leaders with disabilities suggests that few people are even thinking about this crucial aspect of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, Darla Schumm writes.
June 27, 2022
Embracing a more flexible concept of time known as “crip time”—including when it comes to tenure clocks—would make higher ed more inclusive of scholars with disabilities, Darla Schumm writes.
June 17, 2022
Rebekkah McLellan believes in sharing her disability status with students and administrators. Here’s why.
May 3, 2022
The national mental health crisis plaguing colleges is stretching disability support offices, where more students are registering psychological disorders to receive classroom accommodations.
April 29, 2022
With the lethal threat of COVID-19 on the decline, many colleges are relaxing policies to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Disability advocates fear that high-risk individuals will suffer.
April 22, 2022
Plans to restructure the Office of Equity and Inclusion created confusion at Point Park University. Rather than close the office, officials say they plan to reshape it to better meet student needs.
December 17, 2021
Spurred by the pandemic, student unions for disabled students are emerging to demand more accommodations, create support communities and raise public awareness of the challenges their population faces.
December 8, 2021
New federal policies will probably create challenges for everyone—students, employees and higher ed institutions alike—but institutions should take particular notice, Howard Pashman writes.
October 22, 2021
Disabilities services professionals want to get the word out about how students may be affected by long COVID. A new workbook offers tips for those helping these students navigate college while coping with the virus's lingering effects.

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