Open Access Senior Honors Thesis
Department or School
Carole Gorenflo, Ph.D.
Janet L. Fisher
Many students at public high schools enrich their high school experience and gain valuable skills through their participation in extra-curricular activities including, but not limited to, high school student leadership organizations. In this study, the researcher aims to present qualitative data obtained from semi-structured interviews that provide insight into the accessibility of high school student leadership organizations to students with disabilities. This study examines the perspectives of both student leaders in high school student leadership organizations and students with disabilities at three public high schools. The findings indicate that high school student leadership organizations provide limited accessibility to some students with disabilities. Policy, practice, and research implications are explored about how to improve the accessibility of high school student leadership organizations.
Klisz, Tori A., "Disability and access: Leadership opportunities for students with disabilities in high school" (2014). Senior Honors Theses & Projects. 389.