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Parent, Guardian & Family Resources

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Parent/Guardian/Family Resources Parental Role At the Office of Student Accessibility Services, we understand that you as parents may be accustomed to playing a very active role in your student’s education. Also, we understand that parents of students with a disability have additional concerns beyond those of other parents. While in the secondary education level (elementary to high school) as parents of a student with a disability, you may have worked closely with a multi-disciplinary team at the high school level or below, to make sure that your student received accommodations. At the post-secondary level or college, this model changes immensely. While the Office of Student Accessibility Services assists students with a disability on campus, there is no equivalent to the team approach to which you may be familiar to obtaining. This means that Office of Student Accessibility Services and the Delaware State University faculty are not responsible for identifying students with a disability or connecting them with OSAS. Students must identify first themselves to OSAS. Furthermore, since your student is attending college, and is at least (or almost) 18 years of age, he or she is viewed as an adult. The student is the only one who can initiate and participate in the process of applying for accommodations Therefore, the student staying involved in the accommodation process with the Coordinator and the Faculty is critical for academic success. Finally, your role is to encourage your student to apply for the necessary accommodations, and then allow the student to take on the responsibility. Some of the experiences and independence your student will gain by going to college includes making the choice about whether or not to obtain disability accommodations. Internet DSU Counseling Services - helping student meet their personal, social and academic needs (located in the Education and Humanities Building, room 123) Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund - A Comparison of ADA, IDEA, and Section 504 Information Parent/Guardian/Family Resources Summary of Legal Difference between Secondary and Postsecondary Education Unreasonable Accommodations - list of what is not considered reasonable accommodations in college.  

Faculty/Staff Resources

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Faculty/Staff Resources Suggested Syllabus Statement Accommodations for Students with Disabilities If there is any student in this class who is in need of academic accommodations and who is registered with the Office of Student Accessibility Services, please make an individual appointment with the course instructor to discuss accommodations as soon as possible. If any student who is not registered with the Office of Student Accessibility Services and needs academic accommodation, please go to the Office of Student Accessibility Services to register and receive accommodations. NOTE: If you need special accommodations, it is your responsibility to inform the Office of Student Accessibility Services (OSAS) of your situation so that accommodations can be made. The OSAS is located in room 218 in the William C. Jason Library (phone 302.857.7304)  Universal Design for Accessibility and Instructional Information Mason Accessibility on the Web and Beyond UDL - Universe: Ensuing Access through Collaboration and Technology Accessible Technology Resources for Teaching and Learning Adding Captions to Videos How to Create Accessible Video Copyright Laws for Internet Media Fair Use Law Providing Access to Media Uncaptioned Videoclips Faculty Referral Letter to the Faculty from OSAS Faculty Referral Form DSU Test Cover Sheets Test Cover for the Office of Testing Test Cover for the Library Internet UC Berkeley - teaching tips for students with various disabilities The Faculty Room - a space for faculty and administrators at postsecondary institutions to learn about how to create classroom environments and academic activities that maximize the learning of all students, including those with disabilities. Video are included. Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund - A Comparison of ADA, IDEA, and Section 504 University of Washington Video Collection – Videos for faculty and staff on disability related information Open Colleges - resources and information on how to teach students with Down's syndrome Amazing Video on "Thinking outside the box" for careers Information Faculty and Staff Resources Students with Disabilities: Attendance in Class - General Statement Summary of Legal Difference between Secondary and Postsecondary Education When faculty are TOO Accommodating

Student Resources

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Student Resources Internet Amazing Apps for your iPod, iPad, and Android Natural Reader - converts written text into spoken work (free download) How to Use Speech Recognition Software in Window 7 Assistive technology web resource free or low cost! Navigating Online College Courses for Students with Learning Disabilities Study Skills Videos, Tips and Other Information Learning Strategies How to get the most out of studying. Academic Skills Information Accommodations Checklist for OSAS Students Summary of Legal Difference between Secondary and Postsecondary Education Unreasonable Accommodations - list of what is not considered reasonable accommodations in college. iPad Apps - available through the App Store or iTunes.  GREAT site! Dr. Phil - unlikely sage for college students? Myths That College Students Should Stop Believing "The Exceptional Nurse" Information Employment and Internships AAPD - job board for person with disabilities U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - fact sheet addressing common questions about how the ADA protects applicants with disabilities Workforce Recruitment Program American Association for the Advancement of Science - entry point jobs for individuals with disabilities Emerging Leaders Dow Chemical Internships Job Accommodation Network - for individuals with disabilities We Connect Now - We Connect is dedicated to uniting college students with disabilities in access to higher education and employment issues Amazing Video on "Thinking outside the box" for careers In coordination with key University departments provisions will be made for students with disabilities to gain access to buildings if physical barriers exist in order for them to participate equally in the programs/services.  

Quantitative Reasoning Center

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The Quantitative Reasoning Center (QRC) provides math assistance to students at DSU. Drop-in Tutoring Hours for Spring 2014 Monday: 9am - 10am & 11am - 7pm Tuesday: 12pm - 4pm & 4:30pm - 7pm Wednesday: 9am - 7pm Thursday: 12pm - 1pm & 2pm - 7pm Friday: 9am - 10am & 12pm - 2pm Problem Solving Challenge The QRC has a Problem Solving Challenge that students can solve. Students who answer the problem correctly could win a $25 gift certificate. Eligibility Student must answer the question completely, showing all work and/or making all explanations as needed; Freshmen and Sophomore students in all majors are eligible to enter the drawing; Junior and Senior students in the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technologies (MNST) are not eligible for the drawing, but may enter solutions for "Honorable Mention;" Junior and Senior in colleges other than MNST may be eligible for the drawing; Staff are encouraged to solve the problem and qualify for "Honorable Mention," but are not eligible to enter the drawing; Students can win only one drawing per semester.  All drawing winners will be eligible for "Honorable Mention," but ineligible for future drawings in the same semester. Disqualification Any incomplete contest entry will be disqualified and discarded. Other Information All work is expected to be original; All entries will be collected at the end of the week and check for correct solutions; By Thursday of the following week, the winner will be notified and/or announced; Winners must be willing to take a picture in front of his/her solution that will be displayed on the QRC bulletin board; Winning names MAY be announced and/or posted on the school/QRC website; Drawing entrants (not winning the drawing) may be listed under "Honorable Mention" on the QRC bulletin board. Workshops The QRC offers basic skills workshops to DSU staff.  Please contact Dr. Sharon Smith for the schedule and topics to be covered.
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Dr. Sharon Smith
Instructional Specialist, Pre-College Mathematics
William C. Jason Library
Room 212A
stsmith@desu.edu
Ph: 302.857.6396
Fax: 302.857.6386

 

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