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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 28, 2012

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Ramapo College of New Jersey was recently named as one of the nation’s most disability-friendly colleges in the new publication, “College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities,” published by Prufrock Press in February 2012 and distributed to bookstores nationwide. 

Ramapo College was one of three New Jersey institutions of higher education listed.  The College’s Office of Specialized Services (OSS) has attained the TRIO grant, a Federal grant that assists individuals with disabilities and others from a disadvantaged background to progress in academia, year after year and has had successful affiliated students; retention and graduation rates of students with disabilities are similar to the College’s overall retention and graduation rate and are higher than similar programs elsewhere.

“College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities” addresses the concerns of students with physical disabilities about living arrangements, classroom necessities, transportation and other college campus-related issues.  The book includes a list of colleges across the country that provide accommodations for such students that go above and beyond the requirements set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The book offers students guidance in choosing a college and includes checklists, forms, advice from disabled college students and disability services personnel, interview with other students, and profiles of disability-friendly colleges.

The author of “College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities”drew inspiration for the book from experiences with her son, a college student with cerebral palsy.

For more information about “College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities” or to receive a copy of the book, please contact Lacy Compton at lcompton@prufrock.com.   

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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