Accommodating Differences

Accommodating Differences

Disabilities are increasingly common among students; approximately 12–15 percent of Michigan Tech students live with at least one disability. The majority of students on campus live with "invisible disabilities,” i.e., one cannot tell by looking at a student that he or she is disabled. Invisible disabilities include autism spectrum disorders (such as Asperger's syndrome), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autoimmune disorders (such as arthritis and lupus), dyslexia, Crohn's disease, epilepsy, and diabetes. 

Accommodating Differences in the Workplace and Classroom

While many of these articles are written specifically for “workplace” environments, you will find the information is also applicable to classroom and laboratory environments; those barriers that prevent a worker from being most effective will also handicap a student.

Tips for Accommodating Differences in the Workplace and Classroom