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NIFA Celebrates Disability Pride Month

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A collective case study of Land-grant University leaders discovers strategies for the retention of students with learning disabilities. Such outcomes could prevent bullying on campuses and in the workplace. These strategies might also promote a healthy learning and work environment that increases diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for a vulnerable population with so much to offer society.

Social justice issues in America have evolved since the civil rights movement from race and gender to a current focus on neurodiversity at all levels of education and in the workplace. According to the U. S. Department of Education, disabled students identified in K–12 and postsecondary education make up nearly 14% of national public-school enrollment. Consequently, enrollment of college students with disabilities has increased across the United States, generating more interest in leadership strategies that serve this broader spectrum of learners and break down career barriers.

Appreciating the Contribution of Americans with Disabilities

This year we commemorate 32 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed by Congress In 1990. This civil rights law prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities and ensures a level playing field by providing reasonable accommodations and requiring accessibility to be built into all resources funded […]

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