Students of color with disabilities are being pushed into the school-to-prison pipeline, study finds


“Our very strong hope is that readers of this report will take away the urgent, pressing need for addressing civil rights and nondiscrimination with respect to the imposition of discipline in schools, and a recognition that students of color with disabilities are especially vulnerable.”

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.