When Mental Health and Disability Issues Intersect in the Classroom
Thursday, November 6, 2008
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch provided. In the last decade, college campuses have experienced a dramatic increase in psychological problems and disabilities reported by students, including eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, classroom disruption, and suicide attempts. Explore how the needs of troubled students may impact academic performance of students, classroom dynamics, and faculty/staff relationships. In addition to providing resources for faculty in working with students with mental health and disability issues, case scenarios will be discussed and suggestions provided. Join us and 1) learn how to incorporate guidelines from the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act for academic accommodations, 2) gain resources for you and your students regarding concerns about student mental health and disabilities, 3) develop ways to consult / collaborate with co-facilitators Amy Cheng (Counseling and Psychological Services) and Aimee Tiu-Wu (Office for Academic and Disability Support Services).
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