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Salminen, Erik; Gregory, Dennis E. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The results of recent cases indicate that residences and dormitories owned by higher education institutions should be considered "dwellings," and thus subject to the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act (1968) as amended requires that the providers of dwellings accommodate assistance animals, which includes not only service animals,…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Dormitories, College Housing
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Ackles, Laurie; Fields, Harold; Skinner, Rona – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2013
High functioning students with autism spectrum disorders are being admitted into institutions of higher education at an increasing rate. Although these students often have strong cognitive abilities, impairments in social behaviors and communication may negatively influence their ability to navigate a residential experience. Developing peer…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, College Housing, Dormitories
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Bauman, Mark; Davidson, Denise L.; Sachs, Michael C.; Kotarski, Tegan – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2013
Comprehension and application of law in campus housing settings can be a daunting task. Though challenging, a basic understanding of law and how it applies to residence life and housing environments within institutions of higher education is crucial. This article provides an historical evolution of three laws that have direct bearing on campus…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, College Housing