Is Financial Aid Information Equitably Available to Students with Disabilities?

Coalition for (Dis)Ability
Is Financial Aid Information Equitably Available to Students with Disabilities? By Dr. Ryan Wells, Mujtaba Hedayet, and Dr. Emily Perlow One of the greatest barriers to degree completion is the financial cost of attending college. While common, financial burdens may be especially problematic for students with disabilities, who comprise a large and growing population on U.S. college campuses...

See you in Boston!

Coalition for (Dis)Ability
One of the core values of ACPA is “diversity, multicultural competence and human dignity.” The members and leaders of ACPA have continuously worked to create an organization that is diverse, welcoming, and open to all who wish to participate. This is especially important when planning the annual Convention, as it is a time for members to come together to learn, teach, and grow as student affairs...

ACPA 2019 Sponsored Programs

Coalition for (Dis)Ability
Congratulations to our Sponsored Programs at ACPA 2019 in Boston! We look forwarded to seeing you in Boston in just over a month from now! We are so excited about our the sessions we are sponsoring. Be sure to check out the following sessions: Hidden Inequiality: Financial Aid Information for Students with Disabilities (coordinating presenter: Emily Perlow) Students with Disabilities: Multiple...

Experiences with a Physical Disability

Coalition for (Dis)Ability
By: Sarah Schoper I have a visible physical disability called foot drop (or drop foot...not sure why they can’t keep the name consistent) that I gained after experiencing a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). I acquired this disability in January 2015, which means I will soon celebrate my four-year anniversary. I lived 37 years without a physical disability, and absolutely identified as one of “those”...

Queering Ability

Coalition for (Dis)Ability
Greetings Coalition members and general ACPA membership: I’m Spencer Scruggs and I currently serve as the Membership Engagement Coordinator for the Coalition for (Dis)Ability. I’ve happily served in the role for a year and a half and feel blessed to have worked with so many amazing scholars and professionals to bring you content related to disability and higher education. Over that time, telling...