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AUCD: Poster Symposium: Advocacy & Self-determination: Voices of Students with Disabilities: Experiences Self-Identifying and Self-Advocating -Six Perspectives Taken when Seeking Services


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Rachel Blinn, MSW, Ms.
Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

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Students with disabilities (SWD) must self-identify and self-advocate, per the ADA and Section 504, to access accommodations and services within postsecondary education settings. Twelve SWD participated in three focus groups to explore their experiences of self-identifying and self-advocating; and potential supports that may be indicated. Three interplaying themes were identified; and SWD described six perspectives they take when seeking services.

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