The Daniel Jonathan Memorial Fund assists disabled postsecondary students in navigating the postsecondary campus and obtaining academic success.
The site will provide information, and updates, answer questions, have webinars and seminars, and promote research on disabled students on college campuses. Section 504 is discussed, as is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
A blog is maintained with updated information on the rights of disabled students on the college campus and quick anecdotes of disabled students’ lives as they progress through college. Also, locations and resources available for disabled college students to help them with their journey can be found on this website.
From The Blog
Passing of a Titan It is with deep regret I announce the death of Judiith Heumann. She passed on March 4, 2023, following a heart attack, at 75. Ms. Heumann was a disability activist extraordinaire. Judith (Judy) Heumann fought to implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In 1977, she occupied the Federal… Read more
AHEAD allows Ableist Microagressions to Flourish on its Listserv
The Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) allows ongoing, marginalizing microaggressions on its AHEAD members listserv. Below is a copy of a message on yesterday’s listserv that exemplifies my concerns. It insinuates that Psychiatric Service Dogs are not really service dogs. The person making the post voices an annoyance post that many college students… Read more
Jane Jarrow’s Ableist Hate Speech Towards ESA
The Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) allowed Jane Jarrow to publish one of the ableist, hateful, spiteful pieces I have read for a long time. Ms. Jarrow berates disabled college students for bringing Emotional Support Animals (ESA) to campuses. She infers that such students are frauds and their activities stopped by any means… Read more