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Accommodating Student Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Accommodating Student Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

December 30, 1899

As millions of returning service members and veterans enter higher education, the American Council on Education (ACE) offers tips in a new report for faculty and staff who may be working with students suffering from "invisible injuries" like traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Accommodating Student Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Tips for Campus Faculty and Staff offers information about these most prevalent battlefield injuries for today's returning service members as well as examples of promising practices. Among these practices are ensuring students (who are often just learning to cope with newly acquired disabilities) understand their rights under federal disability law; establishing a strong working relationship with staff in the disability services office on campus; and utilizing methods of instruction that ensure accessibility for all students, not just those with TBI or PTSD.

The report, available as a free PDF, was produced in partnership with America's Heroes at Work, a project of the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD), with the generous support of The Kresge Foundation.

 

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