• DSHE-710 Introduction to Disability Services in Higher Education

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Provides a historical perspective and legal foundation of disability services as a functional area within the field of administration of higher education. Examines the various organizational structures, scope of programs and services, ethical responsibilities of institutions and administrators, roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders, legal guidelines and compliance concerns, and best practices associated with the provision of equal access to all academic and non-academic opportunities for diversely-abled students.

  • DSHE-720 Disability, Documentation, and Reasonable Accommodations

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Explores disability profiles, documentation standards, and accommodation protocol for students with neurological, cognitive, physical, sensory, mental health, and chronic health related disabilities. Additional topics covered include lifespan and identity development of students with disabilities, social pragmatics and case management skills, disability as diversity, grievance procedures, and threat assessment.

  • DSHE-730 Assistive Tech, Emerging Tech, and Web Access for Disability

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Covers the legal framework for providing auxiliary aids and services as matters of access and accommodation for students with disabilities, as well as web accessibility standards, best practices for accessibility testing, and the administration of accessibility policy.

  • DSHE-740 High School and Career Transition Planning for Students With Disabilities

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Explores the laws, regulations, and accommodation practices in K-12, higher education, and employment settings with a focus on developing transition plans and identifying resources for students with disabilities. Additional topics covered include identity development for persons with disabilities, strategies for individual career development, transition to independent living, engaging outside resources, collaborative efforts with key stakeholders, and the development of leadership skills centered on community education.

  • DSHE-745 Practicum in Disability Services Administration

    Prerequisites:

    Take DSHE-710

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The practicum experience provides for the practical application of administrative skills in the field of disability services under the guidance of a site supervisor at an institution of higher education. The experience helps students gain exposure to various fields of work, and it provides an opportunity for students to observe, experience, and understand employer/employee relationships within the disability services in higher education environment.