Annual Report 2007

From the President

Dear AHEAD members and friends,

2007 was tremendously successful for AHEAD.
The Association reached a record high membership, successfully
managed its first million dollar budget, and celebrated its 30th
anniversary. I strongly encourage you to take the time to review
this 2007 Annual Report to get a better sense of the significant
progress achieved by your professional association over the past
year.

This progress would not have been possible
without the highly talented and dedicated staff and volunteers
who serve AHEAD. Under Stephan Hamlin-Smith’s extraordinary leadership
as our Executive Director and with the commitment of the Board,
conference planners, presenters, Initiative members and a wealth
of other volunteers, AHEAD enhanced its public presence, offered
new and innovative programming, and furthered its continuing
goals in areas such as professional development, diversity, research,
e-text, universal design, and outreach/collaboration.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as
President during this remarkable period in AHEAD’s history.

Carol Funckes
The University of Arizona


The Board and staff of the Association on Higher Education and Disability are
pleased to present the membership with AHEAD’s Annual Report
to document the state of the Association and its progress toward
achieving its strategic goals. The following summary, organized
on AHEAD’s current Strategic Plan, provides details. The Association’s
documented progress would not have been possible without the
work of numerous members who are integrally involved in making
AHEAD a dynamic professional association.

Vision:
AHEAD envisions educational and societal environments
that value disability and embody equality of opportunity.

Mission:
AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed
to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary
education. As an international resource, AHEAD:

  • values diversity, personal growth and development, and creativity
• promotes leadership and exemplary practices
• provides professional development and disseminates information
• orchestrates resources through partnership and collaboration

AHEAD dynamically addresses current and emerging
issues with respect to disability, education, and accessibility
to achieve universal access.

Progress toward Goals Established in AHEAD’s Strategic Plan (http://AHEAD.org/about/strategic_plan)
:

- GOAL I: To develop, implement, and evaluate a quality Association infrastructure
to meet
current needs and anticipate future trends.

- GOAL II: To promote
and embody diversity

- GOAL III: To provide professional development
and services for our members by creating and maintain standards,
ethics and guidelines to inform our practice

- GOAL IV: To serve
as a resource to institutions of higher education, students,
parents and related organizations
to promote awareness, advocacy and empowerment of students
with disabilities in higher education

- GOAL V: To provide leadership
in higher education through policy development and advocacy
for pertinent issues

- Appendix A

GOAL I: To develop, implement, and evaluate a quality Association infrastructure
to meet
current needs and anticipate future trends.

•Financial Health

I. Operating Budgets

AHEAD’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends
on June 30. Due to the fiscal year timing, the calendar year
2007 spans one half of two separate fiscal years.

Presented below are:

 

o The year-ending financial figures for fiscal year 2007 (July 1, 2006 – June
30, 2007) show a balanced fiscal year budget.

o The operating budget figures
for fiscal year 2008 (July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008) illustrate
AHEAD’s consistently growing and responsibly used financial
resources.

Fiscal Year 2007 Ending Figures (actual)

Income
Category
Amount
Membership Dues $399,507
Corporate Sponsorship $10,000
Professional Development $95,294
Individual Contributions $1,500
Conference Sponsorship $2,500
Conference Revenue '06 $459,267
Silent Auction $5,573
Publications for Sale $55,484
Consultation Services $2,850
Advertising $10,450
Merchandise $2,985
Ancillary Related Income $116,900
Income Total $1,162,310

 

Expense
Category
Amount
Advertising & Promotion $6,276
Scholarship $6,844
Travel & Lodging $12,052
Speaker Honorarium $17,802
Meals $920
Postage & Shipping $7,574
Printing $47,086
Equipment & Connectivity $2,011
Supplies $7,175
Salaries and Wages $323,894
Retirement Contributions $12,916
Benefits $60,266
Staff Development $831
Bank Charges $15,131
Dues & Subscriptions $845
Storage, Utilities,
Equipment
$5,276
Relocation Charges $37,337
Professional Services & Fees $25,998
Rent $21,544
Telecommunications $13,293
Member Education Pgms $430,521
Governance & Operations $106,483
Total Expenses $1,162,075

Fiscal Year 2008 Operating Budget

Income
Category
Amount
Membership Dues $440,048
Corporate Sponsorship $10,000
Professional Development $96,250
Individual Contributions $2,500
Conference Sponsorship $5,000
Conference Revenue '07 $409,396
Silent Auction $5,042
Publications for Sale $50,000
Consultation Services $7,500
Advertising $10,000
Merchandise $2,500
Ancillary Related Income $79,984
Income Total $1,118,220

 

Expense
Category
Amount
Advertising & Promotion $40,000
Scholarship $5,500
Travel & Lodging $13,200
Speaker Honorarium $16,000
Meals $1,500
Postage & Shipping $11,800
Printing $56,000
Equipment & Connectivity $3,400
Supplies $16,500
Salaries and Wages $364,571
Retirement Contributions $14,542
Benefits $65,443
Staff Development $3,000
Bank Charges $14,500
Dues & Subscriptions $845
Storage, Utilities,
Equipment
$4,600
Relocation Charges $0
Professional Services & Fees $19,628
Rent $21,300
Telecommunications $5,400
Member Education Pgms $335,754
Governance & Operations $104,475
Total Expenses $1,117,958

II. Comparative Balance Sheet and Public Record Disclosure

The following chart illustrates the balance sheet (assets and liabilities) held
by the Association as of the beginning and ending date
of the 2007 fiscal year. (1)

Balance Sheet for AHEAD July 1, 2006 – June
30, 2007

ASSETS
July 1, 2006
June 30, 2007
Total
Checking Accounts
$340,092.91 $292,448.50
Total
Accounts Receivable
$45,195.70 $44,451.01
Total
Inventory Assets
$26,994.00 $15,052.71
Total
Long-term Investments
$105,400.00 $96,155.05
Accumulated
Depreciation
$15,841.51 $19,491.51
Deposits $1,787.50 $1,787.50
Equipment & Furniture $25,800.86 $25,800.86
Prepaid
Conference
$9,100.00 $72,985.56
Prepaid
Rent
$1,881.33 $1,881.33
Total
Assets
$522,210.79 $531,071.01
 
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LIABILITIES
and EQUITIES
July 1, 2006
June 30, 2007
Current Liabilities $5,888.80 $0.30
Equity
Opening Balance
$113,442.07 $113,115.44
Equity
Retained Earnings
$198,966.51 $197,714.29
Equity
Income
$613,624.03 $615,670.16
Total
Liabilities & Equity
$522,210.79 $531,071.01

(1) Note: AHEAD contracts and receives a third-party, independent fiscal audit
on an annual basis. Copies of AHEAD’s audit reports are
on file with the Secretary of State’s Office in Raleigh,
North Carolina
and are open to public inspection by contacting that office.
In compliance with Federal non-profit tax filing statutes,
AHEAD files Forms 990 and Forms 990T annually with the
Internal Revenue
Service. These documents are also open to public inspection
by contacting the Internal Revenue Service in Washington,
DC. AHEAD’s
Federal Identification Number (FEIN) is 34-1265325. back

• Board of Directors:

 

o A new and revised Board of Directors Manual that encompasses all governance
documents, including strategic plan, governance processes,
executive limitations, organizational policies, bylaws,
and minutes was finalized and approved.

o The Board created and approved a Conflict of Interest policy/process and a
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) form/process to
formalize external relationships

o The Board revised the Bylaws to streamline information and allow for appropriate
flexibility in responding to changes; the membership
voted to approve changes in October, 2007.

o Two student and two professional-development member scholarships were awarded;
Conference registration for five AHEAD members was
waived as a professional development opportunity
for new members.

• Membership:

 

o In 2007, AHEAD saw its second largest, single-year membership growth since
the passage of the ADA in 1991. Additionally, at
2,513 AHEAD surpassed its previous record for the
number of members in the Association. In general,
the Association has experienced a steady increase
in institutional memberships and in sponsored additional
professional members from those institutions. Additionally,
we continue to see steady proportional growth in
professional, pre-professional and partner member
categories.

o The following shows
AHEAD members by category over the last two years:

Membership
Type
Year 2007 Year 2006 % Increase
Full
Professional
1049 972 7.92%
Additional
Professional
172 147 17.01%
Institutional
Silver
308 301 2.33%
Institutional
Gold
555 451 23.06%
Institutional
Platinum
232 185 25.41%
Partner 28 26 7.69%
Associate 71 44 61.36%
Honorary 34 30 13.33%
Emeritus 19 17 11.76%
Pre-professional 45 42 7.14%
Total 2513 2215 13.45%
  o In 2007 AHEAD realized the proportionately parallel membership in HBCUs, Traditionally
Hispanic Serving Institutions and Tribal Colleges as
it has in all postsecondary institutions… approximately
28% market share.

• Marketing:

  o To broadening visibility, public relations and awareness, AHEAD was represented
at the following this year:
    - Iowa State Department of Education team as consultant for project on developing
statewide model program for transition, documentation,
and standards to be replicated in other states (Executive
Director);
- Plenary panel for IDA regarding transition to higher education and AHEAD’s
existing and forthcoming resources for supporting those activities (Executive
Director);
- “Think College!”... keynote address for the inaugural symposium on students
with intellectual disabilities in higher education (Executive Director);
- Panel presentation on Transition to Higher Education: IDA Conference in Chicago
(Executive Director);
- Keynote Speaker: Education for All conference Warsaw, Poland (President)
- Keynote Speaker: Educacion Superior Inclusiva; Conference; Bogota, Columbia
(President)
- State Planning Team Facilitator: National transition summit for NSSTAC
- Numerous presentations at affiliated national, state, and regional conferences
and meetings (Executive Director, AHEAD Member Representatives)
 

o AHEAD contracted with a graphic designer, professional Web designer, and accessibility
specialist to enhance its Web presence, print materials,
collateral marketing materials, and graphic standards
to more accurately and professionally reflect the
spirit and work of the Association. This work will
be completed fall, 2008.

o AHEAD instituted
an effective “lead tracking” program within the member
database for a more reliable and timely reporting
on the success of various outreach efforts.

o All non-renewed
members were personally contacted to follow-up on
their renewals, leading to a 86.4% retention rate
for members during calendar year 2007.

Collaboration

• AHEAD maintains representative relationships
with:

  - The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS),
- The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST),
- The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA),
- The National Joint Council on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD),
- The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE),
- The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA),
- The American College Personnel Association (ACPA),
- Mobility International USA (MIUSA),
- The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

• Corporate sponsors for the Conference included:

  - Alternative Communication Services
- ABILITY Magazine
- Dolphin Computer Access, Inc., and
- LRP Publications

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GOAL II: To promote and embody diversity

• The 2007-8 Board of Directors is gender
balanced (50% men/50% women) and includes both members
of color (25%) and members with disabilities (25%); Board members
also
represent other dimensions of difference.

• AHEAD formalized and broadened the Diversity Initiative
to include issues of race and ethnicity, nationality,
disability, sexual orientation, gender, age, religion
and other aspects of
difference represented by AHEAD’s membership and the
students it serves

• AHEAD’s Diversity Initiative met at Yale
University in October (DID LIT 2007) to create a strategic
plan to move AHEAD
forward in its organizational inclusion of all aspects
of diversity

• AHEAD publicized results of a January 2007
survey of member characteristics. See Appendix A for detail.
This survey will be repeated annually with results being
provided
to AHEAD
members each year.

• Sent personalized membership materials
to all Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Traditionally
Hispanic
Serving Institutions and Tribal Colleges.

• AHEAD Realized an equal market penetration
within HCBUs, THSIs, and Tribal Colleges as in all colleges
and universities.

• Conference planners infused aspects of
diversity into planning for Conference 2008: a complete
strand of concurrent sessions under the theme
of “The Intersection of Disability
and Diversity” will be presented; each plenary
session will
include
presenters from underrepresented populations.

• AHEAD offered an on-line course entitled:
“Recognizing the Connections: Disability
as an Aspect of Diversity
(Critical Concepts in DS”) in February and
October

• The Board funded and sponsored an international
exchange program for professionals from
different countries to visit and work at each other’s
campuses.

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GOAL III: To provide professional development
and services for our members by creating and maintain standards,
ethics and guidelines to inform our practice

• A core activity of AHEAD is the provision
of educational opportunities to members and other higher education
professionals. During calendar year 2007 AHEAD offered professional
development that responded to members’ needs and reflected trends
in the field of disability and higher education. Foundational
information and forward-thinking theory and practice were offered
via:

• Regional topical workshops

• The AHEAD to You! audio-conference series

• Online training courses: AHEADonline

• The AHEAD International Conference

• E-text training institutes

• Consultations

I. Regional Workshops

This year AHEAD provided six workshops in
two training venues, including the debut of the AHEAD Management
Institutes. Offering these as regional events allowed members
with limited travel budgets, and other professionals who might
not otherwise attend larger national and international conferences,
the opportunity to participate in AHEAD’s unique training perspective.
Over 350 people participated in the highly-rated workshop series.

The Regional Workshops for 2007 included:

• Serving Students with Disabilities in TRIO
Programs. February, New Orleans

• The 2007 AHEAD Management Institutes.
February, New Orleans:

• Disability Services in the Community College
– Key Issues and Best Practices

• The AHEAD Institute for New and Newer Disability
Service Managers

• Managing Assistive Technology from A
to Z

• 2007 Fall Workshops. October, Chicago:

  - Equality of Access in Campus Environments: Weaving a New Philosophy into Campus
Planning
- Ensuring Equal Opportunities: A Whole Student Approach (students with cognitive
disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome and others)

II. AHEAD to You! Audio-conferences

Second in popularity only to the AHEAD annual
conference, AHEAD to You! brought timely topics and knowledgeable
presenters to institutions around the country. For 2007, AHEAD
asked Past President Sue Kroeger to moderate “Talk of the Profession”,
a “radio show” on provocative topics in DS. To model AHEAD’s
commitment to universal instructional design, these events included
real-time captioning via innovative online streaming text. Over
100 institutions participated in this series.

The 2007 audio-conference programs included:

  - ADHD Coaching Strategies to Move from Disorganized Thought to Purposeful Behavior;
January
- Psychiatric Disabilities: Essential Information for DS Providers; February
- Charting an Ethical Course: Using the AHEAD and CRC Codes of Ethics in Practice;
March
- Tools to Bring Your Documentation Practices into Alignment; October
- Be Prepared: emergency Planning for All Hazards, All People, All Stages, November
- Talk of the Profession, February-April

III. AHEADonline

AHEAD continued to use the online environment
to provide a vehicle for in-depth study of crucial topics in
higher education. Nearly 100 members and other interested professionals
registered for these courses.

Focused in four crucial areas for AHEAD members,
the 2007 AHEADonline courses included:

  - Take Up the UD Challenge! (Universal Design in Higher Education) June and October
- Recognizing the Connections: Disability as an Aspect of Diversity (Critical
Concepts in DS), February and October

IV. AHEAD 2007 Conference

The AHEAD 2007 Conference was the venue for
the Association’s 30th anniversary. Held in the Charlotte, North
Carolina Convention Center, near AHEAD’s new home base, the event
drew over 1050 registered participants and 65 exhibitors from
the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

The Conference offered an impressive array
of presenters and sessions including:

  - 13 preconference institutes
- 20 half-day professional symposia
- 60 concurrent sessions
- 16 poster sessions, and
- 4 plenary presentations: I. King Jordan, President of Gallaudet University
(retired); Lezlie Frye and Kimi Mojica; “Talk of the Profession” Live; Michael
Stein, JD.

V. Consultations

A benefit to AHEAD members, consultation provides
information, referral and guidance via phone, email and face-to-face
meetings on a variety of topics related to disability services
in the higher education setting. Other college professionals,
prospective members, the media and the general public also contact
AHEAD for information and referral. AHEAD logged 419 such consultations
in 2007.

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GOAL IV: To serve as a resource to institutions
of higher education, students, parents and related organizations
to promote awareness, advocacy and empowerment of students with
disabilities in higher education

• AHEAD began significant work with nationally
recognized researchers, lead by Dr. Susan Vogel from the
University of Northern Illinois University, in the creation of
a campus
climate assessment tool that will be offered to members
next year.

• In partnership with the University of Maryland,
AHEAD collected data on Disability Service professionals
that will continue to build international benchmarking data;

• AHEAD published three issues of the Journal
of Postsecondary Education and Disability, including a
special issue on
universal design.

• AHEAD published six electronic ALERT newsletters,
inclusive of professional content

• The Board drafted and piloted a formal
protocol for responding to requests for research partnerships
to assure consistency with
AHEAD mission and goals.

• AHEAD began a “Transition Initiative” that,
when complete next year, will provide Web-based resources
for students,
parents, counselors and teachers regarding transition
for disabled students
from public school to higher education.

• In FY 2007, AHEAD used its Affiliate program
and Special Interest groups (SIGs) as member
resources to further its mission, specifically:

I. Affiliates

  o AHEAD is honored to have 29 Affiliate organizations. In 2007, the following
organizations became formally affiliated with AHEAD:
    - CAPED (the California Association of Postsecondary Education and Disability)
- Mississippi AHEAD, and
- Wisconsin AHEAD.
 

o Continuing AHEAD Affiliates are:

AHEAD of the Northern Rockies
AHEAD in Texas
AHEAD in Virginia
AHEAD - New England
Alabama AHEAD
Arizona AZPAC
Arkansas AHEAD
Connecticut AHEAD
Georgia AHEAD
Illinois/Iowa AHEAD
Indiana AHEAD
Kansas AHEAD
Kentucky AHEAD
Michigan AHEAD
Minnesota AHEAD
Missouri AHEAD
Nation's Capital Area Disability Support Services Coalition
New Mexico AHEAD
North Carolina AHEAD
Oklahoma AHEAD
Oregon AHEAD
South Carolina University and College Council of Educators Empowering Disabled
Students (SUCCEEDS)
Tennessee AHEAD
Utah AHEAD
WIN AHEAD: Western Iowa and Nebraska AHEAD

 

o 19 Affiliates applied for and
were awarded funding to pursue professional development
activities.

o Affiliate representatives were
invited to attend a half-day management institute during
the 2007 Conference; 28 were represented.

o Conference registration fees
were waived for representatives of 28 Affiliates to support
their attendance at the 2007 conference.

II. Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

 

o AHEAD members benefit from participation in Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
that provide opportunities for area-specific knowledge
and resource sharing. As members identify emerging
issues and come together to discuss them, they may
request the formal establishment of new SIGs. During
2007, the membership developed and the Board formally
approved a new SIG for Emergency Preparation.

o AHEAD continues
to develop a support structures for SIGs.

    - Nine SIGS have developed Web resource pages
- Several SIGs are actively using AHEAD established listservs
  o In 2007, The Board set aside budget to support programming for Special Interest
Groups. Through an application process, SIGs can request
funding in order to support activities/projects, develop
materials, or invite speakers to meetings.

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GOAL V: To provide leadership in higher education
through policy development and advocacy for pertinent issues

• AHEAD’s E-Text Solutions Group continued
to provide national leadership in creating timely access
to print media for students, collaborating with publishers, national
and
international organizations, and postsecondary institutions.

  o The E-text Solutions Group provides training to higher education professionals
in the area of electronic text management, policy,
and production. The Group offered training to 220 participants
in 2007.

• AHEAD’s Universal Design Initiative team
continued to provide leadership in the area of creating
welcoming, inclusive, sustainable campus environments through
the principles
of universal design and progressive views of disability.

 

o AHEAD launched a Web page on universal design resources that includes an annotated
bibliography and resources.

o Members trained
in first and second Universal Design Leadership Institutes
took on leadership roles within the Association,
including conference presentations and authorships.

o Articles on UD
and progressive views of disability appeared in each
issue of the ALERT throughout the year.

• AHEAD took a leadership role with issues
of athletes with disabilities by partnering with the NCAA in
surveying institutions of higher education in regard to their
services and policies for disabled athletes.

• In partnership with the NJCLD, AHEAD representatives
lead in the publication of a national paper on issues of documentation
and issues for students with learning disabilities transitioning
to higher education.

AHEAD Leadership

As a professional membership association,
AHEAD benefits from the involvement of all members and from the
dedicated volunteer leadership of numerous people who have stepped
forward to fill important roles that further the mission and
success of the Association. Without the involvement of all members,
and the leadership of those who choose, AHEAD could not be the
successful organization it has become. Below are some of the
key leaders who serve the members of AHEAD – our collective appreciation
for their efforts and gifts cannot be overstated.

Board of Directors through July 21, 2007

  Carol Funckes, President; The University of Arizona
  Michael Shuttic, President-Elect; Oklahoma State University
  L Scott Lissner, Secretary; The Ohio State University
  Jim Marks, Treasurer; University of Montana
  Stephan J. Hamlin-Smith, Executive Director; AHEAD
  Caroline Forsberg, Director; The State University of New York System
  Kathleen McGillivray, Director; Bethel University
  Jose Soto, Director; Southeast Community College
  Troy A. Odom, Director; The University of Pennsylvania
  Anne Jannarone, Director; University of Arkansas
  Jean Ashmore, Director; Rice University

Board of Directors beginning July 22, 2007
(http://AHEAD.org/about/board-of-directors)

  Carol Funckes, President; The University of Arizona
  Michael Shuttic, President-Elect; Oklahoma State University
  L Scott Lissner, Secretary; The Ohio State University
  Jim Marks, Treasurer; University of Montana
  Stephan J. Hamlin-Smith, Executive Director; AHEAD
  Emily Singer, Director; Catholic University
  Mary Lee Vance, Director; University of Wisconsin, Superior
  Kathleen McGillivray, Director; Bethel University
  Jose Soto, Director; Southeast Community College
  Troy A. Odom, Director; The University of Pennsylvania
  Anne Jannarone, Director; University of Arkansas
  Jean Ashmore, Director; Rice University

AHEAD 2007 Conference Planners:

  Program Chair: Gene Chelberg, San Francisco State University.
  Conference Co-Chairs:
 

Alice Hugi, Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte, NC)
Diane Majewski, East Carolina University

  Over 100 volunteers

AHEAD Initiatives and Priorities:

  Diversity Initiative – Vinson Ballard, Chair; Jackson State University
  Universal Design Initiative – Sue Kroeger, Chair; The University of Arizona
  E-text Solutions Group – Ron Stewart, Chair; Dolphin Computer Access
  Transition Initiative – Stephan Hamlin-Smith, Chair
  The Curriculum Advisory Council – Timothy King, Chair; The University of Dayton

The Journal of Postsecondary Education and
Disability (JPED): (http://www.AHEAD.org/publications/jped)

  Editors:
  Jim Martin, Executive Editor; The University of Oklahoma
  Richard Allegra, Managing Editor; AHEAD

The ALERT (http://www.AHEAD.org/publications/alert):

  Editor:
  Alvaro Gomez, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Special Interest Group Chairs (http://AHEAD.org/sigs):

Conclusion:

By all accounts, 2007 was an exciting and
productive year for AHEAD: membership, professional development,
finance, governance, involvement, and member services all exceeded
expectations. AHEAD continues to show progress in reaching the
goals specified in its Strategic Plan and will be revisiting
that document in FY 2008 to establish new goals that challenge
the continuing growth of the Association.

The Board and staff welcome comments and questions
from the membership and commit to transparency in operations
as the Association enters its third decade.

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Appendix A

First level results of AHEAD demographic data collection (January 2007)

598 or
2235 Participating. Theoretical margin of error approximately
+/- 4%

Gender (595 or 598 responding)

  Number Percentage
Male 112 18.82%
Female 481 80.84%
Otherwise
Identified
1 0.17%
Prefer
not to say
1 0.17%
     
Non-responsive 3  

Current Age (595 of 598 responding)

Number Percentage
15
- 19 years
0 0.00%
20
- 24 years
5 0.84%
25
- 34 years
80 13.45%
35
- 44 years
122 20.50%
45
- 54 years
187 31.43%
55
- 64 years
182 30.59%
65
- 74 years
13 2.18%
75
- 84 years
2 0.34%
85
years and older
0 0.00%
Prefer
not to say
4 0.67%
     
Non-responsive 3  

Disability Related to: (562 of 598 responding)

Number Percentage
Identified
as not having a disability
361 64.23%
Identified
as having a disability
181 32.21%
Prefer
not to say
20 3.56%
     
Non-responsive 56  

Of those reporting a disability (181 of 562)

*multiple
disabilities account for secondary and tertiary analysis
not included in this initial data listing.
Number

Percentage of those reporting a disability
Percentage of all respondents

Attention/hyperactivity 27 14.92% 4.80%
Chronic/other
health
46 25.41% 8.19%
Hearing 19 10.50% 3.38%
Learning 35 19.34% 6.23%
Mobility 42 23.20% 7.47%
Other
motor activity
7 3.87% 1.25%
Psychological/psychiatric 24 13.26% 4.27%
Speaking 3 1.66% 0.53%
Vision 22 12.15% 3.91%
Another
area of life
6 3.31% 1.07%

Race and/or Ethnicity (592 of 598 responding)

Number Percentage
American
Indian and Alaska Native
3 0.51%
Asian
(Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean,
Vietnamese, other Asian)
11

1.86%

Black
(African American, African, Atlantic Islander, Indian
Islander)
35 5.91%
Hispanic
or Latino (Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, other Hispanic
or Latin descent)
17 2.87%
Middle-Eastern 3 0.51%
Native
Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0 0.00%
South-central
Asian
0 0.00%
White
(Anglo, European descent)
500 84.46%
Prefer
not to say
6 1.01%
Self-categorize
differently
17 Specific Self-categorizations (verbatim): New Zealander/European, Native American
(Indian), Multiracial: Native American and Anglo; multi-racial Asian and Hispanic;
Multiethnic/Multiracial; multi-ethnic/ multi cultural; Jewish; Irish-American;
human; Eastern European; Canadian; Brazilian; Asian American; Ashkenazic Jew;
Afro-Asian (biracial); mutt
17 2.87%
Non-responsive 6  

Type of College/University (593 of 598 responding)

*multiple
descriptors account for. secondary and tertiary analysis
not included in this initial data listing.
Number

Percentage
Private 164 27.66%
Public 217 36.59%
2
Year
173 29.17%
4
year
317 53.46%
Professional 52 8.77%
Other 10 1.69%
Non-responsive 5  

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