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Increasing the support system of a student with a disability can enhance academic success.

In a 1993 study by Smith and Nelson, 36 college students with disabilities were asked to identify factors that influenced their academic success. Factors identified in the social support and social climate category were:

  • Family support.

  • Interaction with other students.

  • Interaction with faculty.

  • University support services.

Source: Smith, D.J. & Nelson, J.R. (1993). Factors that influence the academic success of college students with disabilities. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children, San Antonio, TX.