Weekly News Update
From the National Center for College Students with Disabilities
Last Week's Top News Stories about Disability and Higher Education
January 28-February 3, 2024
Utah's Republican governor signed into law an anti-DEI billhttps://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2024/01/31/utahs-gov-cox-signs-anti-dei-bill/ for public colleges and universities, after a history of him championing women's rights and diversity.
In 1988, University College Dublin set up Ireland's first disability serviceshttps://www.hotpress.com/opinion/ahead-creating-space-for-people-with-disabilities-in-irish-education-23005423 while creating a national AHEAD* organization that continues today as an advocate for disabled students.
Young adult novel Where You See Yourselfhttps://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/schneider-family-book-award features a young woman making decisions about college based on wheelchair access while navigating friendships and romance; it just won a prestigious Schneider Family Book Award from the American Library Association.
Read a summary of a virtual conversation about the politics of disability, Black womanhood, and disability justicehttps://www.caribbeanlife.com/black-disability-advocates-discuss-their-experiences-in-higher-education/ at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), with links to information about panelists.
University of Georgia students with "invisible disabilities" explainhttps://www.redandblack.com/uganews/disability-visibility-navigating-uga-with-invisible-disabilities/article_1a6ffe4c-c0b1-11ee-a6c4-23862224e32c.html what it's like to be in college, get accommodations, and deal with stigma.
DisabledinSTEM on X and Purdue University are groups working to make labs accessiblehttps://cen.acs.org/careers/diversity/Making-space-STEM-people-disabilities/102/i4 for disabled STEM researchers.
Many college students don't know how to request accommodations in jobs,https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-access-disability-accommodations-work?utm_source=nl&utm_brand=tv&utm_mailing=TNV_Take_020324&utm_campaign=aud-dev&utm_medium=email&bxid=62d194a36010b0ca4d03f543&cndid=70289449&hasha=2c847bfc20787460a7db69cb2860f55f&hashb=efaf98205061113c7ebe95837db066fcaa2aa8e5&hashc=b4d6e10b3b78c7eccd7d480eae40f8d2f2f188bf515af18ffbaa034740e24001&esrc=subscribe-page&utm_term=TNV_Take but Teen Vogue explains what students need to know and ways to address "structural ableism in the workplace."
New research suggests engineering and technical Career and Technical Education (CTE) courseshttps://fordhaminstitute.org/ohio/commentary/searching-link-between-cte-and-postsecondary-pathways-students-learning may help students with learning disabilities transition to college.
The College of Saint Rose's program for students with intellectual disabilities will continue in New Yorkhttps://www.timesunion.com/education/article/saint-rose-closes-50-disabled-students-move-18635579.php despite the college closing, moving to Russell Sage College.
Binghamton University has a new Neurodiversity Clubhttps://www.bupipedream.com/news/feature-news/neurodiversity-club-founded-in-2022-strives-to-create-a-safe-space-for-all-students/146747/, which meets regularly with the existing Disabled Student Union and American Sign Language (ASL) Club.
AHEAD in Ireland is not affiliated with the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)https://www.ahead.org/home in the United States.
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