Disability Services for Students

302 Memorial Union Univeristy of Rhode Island Kingston, RI 02881

dss@etal.uri.edu – 401-874-2098

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Demo Projects

Demonstration Projects to Ensure Students With Disabilities Receive a Quality Higher Education

http://www.ed.gov/programs/disabilities/index.html

Purpose

CFDA # 84.333

Demonstration Projects to Ensure Students With Disabilities Receive a Quality Higher Education supports technical assistance and professional development activities for faculty and administrators in institutions of higher education to improve their ability to provide a quality postsecondary education for students with disabilities. The program is authorized under Title VII, Part D of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998.

Grantees in the program will develop innovative, effective, and efficient teaching methods and other strategies to enhance the skills and abilities of postsecondary faculty and administrators in working with disabled students. Activities include, but are not limited to:

In-service training

Professional development

Customized and general technical assistance workshops

Summer institutes

Distance learning

Training in the use of assistive and educational technology

Synthesizing research related to postsecondary students with disabilities

Grantees will also disseminate information from their grant activities to other institutions of higher education.

At URI:

Changing the Culture: Enhancing the Inclusion and Retention of Students with Disabilities in Higher Education Institutions is a federally funded project through the Demonstration Projects Program, Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education.

The combined funding to URI for two projects in 1999 and 2002 was over 1.2 million dollars.

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