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National Autism Awareness Month

Posted On April 18, 2018
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Autism awareness month is observed in April every year to increase awareness about those living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The campaign was initiated as a week-long affair in 1972 by the Autism Society, and its observance was extended to the whole month of April in 1984. Every year, supporters and allies of the campaign… more »

Service Animals on Campus

Posted On March 26, 2018
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Service and Emotional Support Animals on Campus The presence of service and emotional support animals has become apparent on college campuses. It is more important than ever to understand the difference between the two, along with proper protocols and etiquette.

Service Animals vs. Emotional Support Animals A service animal is defined as an animal that… more »

Aphasia and the Student Experience

Posted On February 23, 2018
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Aphasia and the Student Experience: An Aphasia Awareness Article

Aphasia is an acquired language disorder caused by stroke or damage to the left hemisphere of the brain. According to the National Aphasia Association’s national survey, more than 200,000 people are affected by the disorder, but only less than 10% of people have heard of the… more »

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Posted On February 12, 2018
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According to Columbia News, Views and Reviews, approximately 15 percent of the world’s population is currently living with a disability (Columbia News, Views and Reviews, 2017). Even though persons with disabilities (P..WDs) experience physical, social, economic and attitudinal barriers to participate in activities of daily living, work and play all over the world, the level… more »

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Posted On January 16, 2018
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According to Columbia News, Views and Reviews, approximately 15 percent of the world’s population is currently living with a disability (Columbia News, Views and Reviews, 2017). Even though persons with disabilities (P..WDs) experience physical, social, economic and attitudinal barriers to participate in activities of daily living, work and play all over the world, the level… more »

Disability Etiquette

Posted On November 30, 2017
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10 Things to Know

It is estimated that 12.6% of people in the United States have a disability (Kraus, 2017). For someone who may have never interacted with people with disabilities, it may feel overwhelming or even worrisome to think about how to communicate with them appropriately. It is easy to get caught up in… more »

Healthy Relationships: Yes and Knows

Posted On October 30, 2017
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Dating abuse is defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors, usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time, used to exert power and control over a dating partner (Office on Violence Against Women, 2014). The issue is widespread specially among individuals between the ages of 19 and 24, however, many young adults… more »

Accommodated Testing

Posted On October 9, 2017
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Extended time on tests is one of the most highly used testing accommodations by students at Disability Services! According to Disability Services’ 2016-2017 annual report, out of 910 students eligible to receive testing accommodations, 327 students scheduled exams at the office. Students may choose to schedule one, several, or all of their tests with the… more »

Welcome Back!

Posted On August 18, 2017
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August is an exciting time of the year as it marks the beginning of a new academic year. Georgia State University’s campuses are buzzing with activity as newly admitted as well as continuing students return for classes. Disability Services welcomes new and returning Georgia State students back to campus and wishes everyone a successful and… more »

Accommodations for Testing

Posted On July 27, 2017
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Accommodations for Graduate Level Standardized Tests

In order to apply for admission into a graduate program, an individual must complete the appropriate graduate level examination. An individual’s career and academic interest determines which test(s) he or she needs to complete prior to admission. All national testing services are required by the Americans with Disabilities Act… more »