Accommodations in Higher Education under the Americans with Disabilities Act

A No-Nonsense Guide for Clinicians, Educators, Administrators, and Lawyers

Edited by Michael Gordon and Shelby Keiser

February 15, 2000
ISBN 9781572303232
Price: $35.00
236 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Copyright Date: 1998
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“Important and timely....Gordon, Keiser, and other contributors raise the big questions that need to be asked.”

Contemporary Psychology

“An exceptionally valuable resource.”


“Will be of interest to anyone who is in the position of making judgments about whether a person is entitled to an accommodation under the ADA. The book is particularly useful in describing what type of background reports should be prepared to document clinical conditions and to inform applicants of an employer's disability-related decision.”

ADA Update

“This book is the perfect primer for lawyers who want to understand how the ADA applies to higher education and professional testing. It provides a crystal clear window into the identification of psychiatric, learning, and physical disorders, and should be in the library of every attorney involved with disability law.”

—Nancy C. Hill, Esq., Partner in the law firm of Carey, Hill & Scott, Charleston, West Virginia

“This book provides well-written, practical, and user-friendly guidance for professionals who deal with students claiming a need for accommodations in instruction or testing....A 'must-read' for any clinician or administrator who handles these types of student-oriented disability issues.”

—David K. Fram, Esq., Director, ADA & EEO Services, National Employment Law Institute

“This book does not shy away from the important questions, challenges, and controversies facing the accommodation process. It expands the grasp of tools available to educators and administrators committed to doing the right thing by the students and institutions they serve.”

—Louise Harding Russell, Director, Student Disability Resource Center, Harvard University

“[This book] should be essential reading for any clinician evaluating students who are requesting educational accommodations under the ADA. It provides detailed information concerning how to conduct appropriate evaluations of mental disabilities, particularly ADHD and learning disabilities, to specifically examine educational accommodation need and rationale.”

—John D. Ranseen, PhD