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Title:From Studies to Services: Learning Disabilities and Their Involvement at the University of Illinois
Author(s):Wolfer, Taylor
Subject(s):learning disabilities
University of Illinois
academic accommodations
Abstract:The University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana has a history of helping students with physical disabilities, but this paper focuses on the lack of accommodations for those with non-visible disabilities, more specifically those with learning disabilities. This paper really explores the abrupt change from a campus that studies people with learning disabilities to a campus that services people with learning disabilities. The campus began with researching young children with learning disabilities, and this paper discusses the work of Dr. Sidney Bijou along with his contemporaries. It then discusses national laws and other motivations that caused the University of Illinois to finally accommodate its own students with learning disabilities.
Issue Date:2012
Course / Semester:English/CHP 199; Spring 2012
Instructor, Catherine Prendergast
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-07-04

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