Resources

 

 

General Disability Resources

 

Transition

This government site contains information on legal rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities entering post-secondary education.

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html     

         

Specific Disabilities (Alphabetical)

ADD/ADHD

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

Provides information about ADD/ADHD and a directory of local chapters of the organization. The site also has information on subscribing to its magazine, Attention.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

Lists directories of support groups and professionals who work with people who have ADD. It also publishes a newsletter and hosts webinars on coping with ADD.

ADDitude

A magazine about living with ADHD. Its site provides tips and strategies for people with ADHD to incorporate into their social, academic, and work lives, including tips on planning for college and study tips.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE)

Provides community support and education for adults, teens, children, and families with Asperger’s Syndrome.

AHEADD (Achieving in Higher Education with Autism/Developmental Disabilities)
AHEADD's Boston branch

Provides support for college students with Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD, High-Functioning Autism, Learning Disabilities, and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities.

Online Asperger Syndrome Information (OASIS)

A comprehensive resource for reference materials, event information, and professional help. Includes a newsletter and message boards.

Hearing Impairment

PEPNet

Devoted to furthering educational opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDAA)

A support association for people with learning disabilities, which has a large resource network.

The International Dyslexia Association

A nonprofit organization that provides education and support for people with dyslexia.

Physical Disabilities

New Mobility

A magazine for wheelchair users. Its website features blogs and a message board.

Visual Disabilities

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Offers information about vision loss, links to support organizations, job listings, and message boards.

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

Advocates for people with vision loss and runs programs to improve the quality of life of people with vision loss.

NFB Newsline

A free service for listening to newspapers and magazines over the phone.

 

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