ORLANDO, Fla., July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the research team of the National Council on Disability (NCD)– a U.S. federal agency that provides advice to the President, Congress, and other federal agencies – will release the results of a national study on the experiences of students with mental health disabilities on U.S. college campuses during a session
To understand challenges, best practices, and emerging trends of supporting students with mental health disabilities, NCD's report, Mental Health on College Campuses: Investments, Accommodations Needed to Address Student Needs, relied upon interviews with students, social science researchers, mental health service providers, college administrators, college legal counsel, and advocates. It also targeted critical student subpopulations, including veterans, Greek life, athletes, graduate and international students, amongst others.
The Mental Health on College Campuses report is available on NCD's website at https://ncd.gov/publications/2017/mental-health-college-campuses. Key findings include:
About the National Council on Disability: First established as an advisory council within the Department of Education in 1978, NCD became an independent federal agency in 1984. In 1986, NCD recommended enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and drafted the first version of the bill which was introduced in the House and Senate in 1988. Since enactment of the ADA in 1990, NCD has continued to play a leading role in crafting disability policy, and advising the President, Congress and other federal agencies on disability policy.
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SOURCE National Council on Disability
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