Physical and Emotional Well-Being

Physical and Emotional Well-Being

Disability Support in College - a proactive role

It would be helpful if disability support services would include an inclusion specialist whose role would be to proactively plan and coordinate activities for all students with an emphasis on ensuring students with disabilities participate.

 

Include training on 'inclusive practices' for resident assistants and residential staff.

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accommodations/supports (incl. medical)

Provide accommodations to allow students to be successful. Besides academics, in some cases this may include medical supports. For example if a student has a severe seizure disorder (e.g. respiratory or cardiac distress requiring emergency "rescue" medications), there needs to be some sort of backup plan just in case (e.g. is there a nurse at the college or access to medical personnel.) (Note: This was posted also with ...more »

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drop out prevention

Use drop-out preventions techniques to increase graduation rates. This is particularly true for students with behavioral health issues. Half of students with mental health issues drop out of high school so this group should be targeted for intervention in post-secondary education.

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Dialogue on Physical and Emotional Well-Being

Good evening folks,

Welcome to tonight's dialogue.

Deborah and I look forward to hearing your ideas on this important topic.

And we encourage you to tell us your thoughts about the other topics as well

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proactive behavioral intervention

Provide positive behavioral support to set up the student for success rather than failure. This would also include de-escalating techniques for students with challenging behaviors, whether it's autism or mental health.

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Disability Service support for Social & Independent Living Skill

A specific idea- College Disability Services working with students to manage and support in the area of independent living and social skills. I found that a majority support in classroom and academic areas as they expect the student to be well prepared when entering college in the independent living areas of their life

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Coordination of Supports at the Community College level

Best--we've been able to hire some wonderful peer mentors who take my son out once a week to do guy things. We've also been able to find good tutors through the nearby university (he's at the community college). Also finally found a good, kind advisor at the cc who could enlighten us as to course demands, professors we might want to avoid, etc. Worst things--lack of coordination and support at the cc. We need to do everything ...more »

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Medication Delivery

Medications for many of our students are essential. Our daughter's refill system fell apart her first semester at her university. She has both OCD and Aspergers. The pharmacy failed to fill her prescription when she called. In addition, prescriptions had to be picked up at the student health center, which was about a mile from her dorm. By the time we figured out what was happening, she had not been on her meds for 3 ...more »

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Peer Mentors

Peer mentoring for college experience sounds great! As other Parents have stated, loneliness is a major factor with disabled students. How does one acquire a peer mentor? Through the disability services office? What are their qualifications? How much do you pay them?

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Social Life in Postsecondary

How does a young adult best shift into a social flow with peers in a postsecondary setting?

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Your Youth's Experience

What are some of the best and worst things that your youth has encountered since high school?

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