Focusing on the Facts: Mental Health and Disability Intersections in Higher Education

Author: Sarah Young

Sarah is a seasoned higher education professional with years of experience in both academic and student affairs. She has had a variety of direct experience reviewing student medical documentation for accommodation development and implementation; project managing student caseloads; and conducting training for faculty and staff engagement, related to best practices for engaging students. Additionally, in her role as a faculty member, she has worked to enact student accommodations in the classroom, and have been able to positively engage students with disabilities through a variety of pedagogical improvements related to their accommodations. These experiences, along with her current doctoral research focus on postsecondary offices of disability services and their service to students, as well as her own experiences as a student, prepares her to deliver this content.