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Cambridge, MA: More disabled students in college

July 25, 2017, The Conversation (Cambridge, MA): Helping your students with disabilities prepare for the future http://theconversation.com/helping-your-students-with-disabilities-prepare-for-the-future-79625 A wide range of disabilities on college campuses According to a 2016 report by the United States Department of Education, approximately 11 percent of all undergraduates report having a disability – up from 6 percent almost two decades prior. Since nearly two-thirds of all students who received special education services in high school did not self-disclose their disability to a college, the actual number of students with disabilities on campuses is likely much higher. Most of these students have what are often called “nonvisible” disabilities, including learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and, increasingly, mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression. Students with autism spectrum disorders are also more often attending college than a decade ago. And on some campuses, programs are emerging for students with intellectual disabilities.