ADA Live! Improving Lifelong Success: The Morehouse College approach to academic supports for students with disabilities

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
1:00 PM EDT - 1:30 PM EDT


Online at - - real-time captioning available on August 7.


In this episode of ADA Live!...

Higher education in today’s economy is no longer a luxury for the privileged few, but a necessity for individual economic opportunity and America's competitiveness in the global economy. In an age when jobs can go anywhere in the world, skills and education are indispensable in determining success for individuals and for nations. As a result, a college education remains the best investment a student can make in his or her future.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, almost 20% of male undergraduate students reported having a disability in the 2015-2016 academic year. Critical to the success of these students is awareness and understanding of the legal and academic supports available to them in the college environment.

The guest speaker for this episode is Ms. Carolyn Walker, Director of the Frederick Douglass Academic Resource Center at Morehouse College, the world’s only HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) for men. Ms. Walker will discuss the importance of support for students with disabilities while in college, the supports Morehouse College provides to its students, and how students can access those supports and services to ensure a successful academic experience.

FREE and no registration is required.

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From the Sponsor: 

Region 4 - Southeast ADA Center, ADA National Network


People with Disabilities, ADA Coordinator, Consumer Advocate, Educator, Family Member of Person With Disability, State/Local Affiliate


Education, General ADA Information, Other Laws, Accessible Technologies


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