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Disability Services in Higher Education

An Insider’s Guide

Kirsten T. Behling, Eileen H. Bellemore, Lisa B. Bibeau, Andrew S. Cioffi, and Bridget A. McNamee

Illustrated by Andrew S. Cioffi

Disability Services in Higher Education

is the first comprehensive guide for people working in the field of ADA compliance in higher education. The authors examine how disabilities are supported to ensure students receive appropriate accommodations throughout their collegiate experience as well as provide guidance on overall campus accessibility.

This volume provides an overview of the responsibilities of a Disabilities Service professional through an examination of relevant literature, laws and regulatory language, case law, and narrative on established practices. It also offers resources that current professionals can modify for use in their day-to-day practice immediately. The authors explore the complexities of accessibility, paying careful attention to the nuances of disability evaluation, accommodation decisions, management of a disability service office, advocating for resources and collaboration within and outside of higher education institutions.

This practitioner-friendly book will help newcomers and seasoned professionals explore and evaluate best practices in the field through questions, examples, and functional job aids available for immediate use.

About the Author(s)

Kirsten T. Behling is the Associate Dean of the Student Accessibility and Academic Resource (StAAR) Center at Tufts University. She is the coauthor of Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education.

Eileen H. Bellemore is a Senior Specialist and clinician at the Association of American Medical Colleges. She formerly led disability services offices at several small private colleges.

Lisa B. Bibeau is the Assistant Dean for Student Success and Disability Services as well as Adjunct Professor in the Health Care Studies Program at Salem State University.

Andrew S. Cioffi is the Director of Disability Services and Co-Founder and Adjunct Professor in the Disability Services in Higher Education Graduate Certificate Program at Suffolk University.

Bridget A. McNamee is an Accommodations Advisor in corporate human resources. She was the former Associate Director of Accessibility Services at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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