Web Resources for Students with Disabilities
The following websites provide a great deal of information which may be of support to you.
The organization is composed of dedicated volunteers from around the country who play an integral part in the association's success by providing resources and encouragement to parents, educators and professionals on a grassroots level through CHADD chapters.
PEPNet is the national collaboration of the four Regional Postsecondary Education Centers for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Centers are supported by contracts with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. The goal of PEPNet is to assist postsecondary institutions across the nation to attract and effectively serve individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
LD OnLine.org is the world's leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month. LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.
According to a recent survey, nearly half of all college students report feeling so depressed that they had trouble functioning, and 15 percent meet the criteria for clinical depression. It is important for college-age students to seek care so they can have a healthy mind and lead a healthy life.
The Asperger / Autism Network (AANE)'s mission is to foster awareness, respect, acceptance, and support for individuals with AS and related conditions and their families.
MN State Services for the Blind (SSB) provides programs and services for Minnesotans of any age who have a vision loss that creates a barrier to their vocational or personal independence.
The Education Testing Service (ETS) provides standardized assessments (e.g. Praxis, GRE) for college learners. Test-takers with documented disabilities desiring accommodations will find the procedures for this application process online.
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) for College Students with Disabilities is a resource to connect public and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workforce.
The HEATH Resource Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities which has information for students on educational disability support services, policies, adaptations, accessing college or university campuses, and financial assistance.
AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.
Global Access Files
Are you interested in Study Abroad? This is an excellent website/blog which supports students (as well as their parents and professionals) as they seek out these opportunities.