Many high school students with disabilities plan to continue their education in colleges and universities.
As a student with a disability, you need to be informed about your rights and the responsibilities postsecondary schools must abide by. In this article we have listed links and important information regarding many universities and colleges in the United States.
(Full list of U.S. colleges and universities)
Adelphi University: Learning Disabilities Program - Information on Adelphi University's disability services. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, accommodations for eligible students are available without fee at all colleges. Eligibility under these statutes is determined case-by-case based on documentation of a learning disability or AD/HD. The disability must currently substantially limit a major life activity, including learning.
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) - An international, multicultural organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities. AHEAD dynamically addresses current and emerging issues with respect to disability, education, and accessibility to achieve universal access. Since 1977 AHEAD has delivered quality training to higher education personnel through conferences, workshops, publications and consultation. AHEAD members represent a diverse network of professionals who actively address disability issues on their campuses and in the field of higher education.
Boston University Office of Disability Services - Boston University takes great pride in the academic and personal achievements of its many students and alumni with disabilities. The University is committed to providing equal and integrated access for individuals with disabilities to all the academic, social, cultural, and recreational programs it offers. Our goal is to provide services and support to ensure that students are able to access and participate in the opportunities available at Boston University. In keeping with this objective, students are expected and encouraged to utilize the resources of Disability Services to the degree they determine necessary. Although a significant degree of independence is expected of students, Disability Services is available to assist, should the need arise.
California Polytechnic State University Disability Resource Center(DRC) - Information about support services offered to disabled students at Cal Poly. The Disability Resource Center is committed to remaining current on issues related to disability and the ways that students with disabilities at Cal Poly may be affected by trends, news, research and legislation. We maintain a library of resources that may be checked out by Cal Poly students; in addition, we try to keep students informed about possible scholarship opportunities that may be available.
California State University, Northridge-Center On Disabilities - Information for disabled people seeking employment, resources for students, and conference proceedings are provided on-line. The Center on Disabilities is an integral part of the university mission of teaching, scholarship and active learning, furthering the vision of an inclusive society which supports the attainment of academic, professional and personal goals for persons of all abilities. The Center fulfills this mission through programs of student service, education, and research.
Center for Students with Disabilities - Centennial College offers a full range of services to assist students and potential students with disabilities and enable them to enroll in our full-time and part-time diploma and certificate programs. These programs include distance, online learning and options for international students offered at the college. In the Center for Students with Disabilities at Centennial College, we strive to create the kind of community in which you CAN reveal your beauty to the world! We provide the counseling, support, advocacy and accommodations; the motivation and determination come from you.
College & Career Programs for Deaf Students, 11th Edition - A comparative listing of over 100 colleges and universities in the US which offer services for deaf and hard of hearing students. (See the Program Descriptions search engine, for data on specific schools in the guide.) The on-line PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS section contains a simple form which can be used to search for institutions based on a portion of the institution's name, or by the state in which the institution is located.
College of Marin Disabled Students Programs and Services - Links to program information and class schedules. [Marin, California, USA] Anyone with a physical, learning, psychological or communication disability who can profit from instruction is eligible for Disabled Students Programs and Services by enrolling at College of Marin.
College-Finder.org - Providing assistance in placing your learning disabled child in the right college where they can succeed in higher education. Post secondary options for students with learning disabilities and AD/HD can be confusing and overwhelming.
Department of Special Education at San Francisco State University - The Department of Special Education at San Francisco State University offers master's degrees, teaching and clinical rehabilitative credentials in Special Education and Communicative Disorders. It has pioneered many of the programs and services for individuals with disabilities.
Disability Services Washington State Colleges - DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment.
The Disabled Students' Program - UC Berkeley - The Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS) offers a variety of services to enable students with disabilities to function independently in the educational environment. Disability Access Services provides information and/or assistance to the UC Berkeley campus community and individuals with disabilities who require access to participate in University sponsored non-course related programs or activities.
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania - Highly accessible and accommodating for students with disabilities. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex and disability in its activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 and the ADA.
Lexington Community College-Disability Support Services - The Disability Support Services (DSS) office at Lexington Community College provides a full range of services to more than 500 students each year who have disabilities. DSS goals are to ensure equal access and full participation for persons with disabilities in post-secondary education as outlined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
New York University-Center for Students with Disabilities - The Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities provides comprehensive services to undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities.
North Carolina State University Disability Services - Services guide for disabled students at North Carolina State University. North Carolina State University is committed to equality of opportunity within its community. North Carolina State University does not practice or condone discrimination in any form against students, faculty, staff or applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status and disability.
Ohio State University-Office for Disability Services (ODS) - A directory of services offered by ODS. The mission of The Office for Disability Services is to collaborate with and empower students who have disabilities in order to coordinate support services and programs that enable equal access to an education and university life.
Queen Alexandra College - Full details of Queen Alexandra College, a Further Education College for blind and partially sighted students in Birmingham, England. Queen Alexandra College is a national residential College for the vocational education of learners with visual impairments and other disabilities. Its primary aim is to develop the skills of all students to the full, enabling them to live and work as independently as possible in society. Students at Queen Alexandra College are aged from 16-60. The majority have some degree of visual impairment; many have additional disabilities or learning difficulties. Our student population is recruited nationally and reflects the multi-cultural nature of our society.
San Jose State University-Disability Resource Center (DRC) - Information about services and reasonable accommodations available for students, staff, and faculty with disabilities. The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is a comprehensive center providing both students and employees with accommodations and services. The center works closely with faculty/staff to deliver services and promote access for students with disabilities in the classroom and throughout the campus.
Stanford University-Disability Resource Center (DRC) - Information about support services provided by the Disability Resource Center (DCR). The staff at the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) are committed to providing you with the support and services needed to allow you the opportunity to participate in the rich and varied life of Stanford University.
Student Disability Services - Services offered by The University of Iowa for students with documented learning disabilities. The University of Iowa is committed to equality of educational opportunity for all students. The Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) facilitates academic accommodations and services for students with disabilities so that these students have equal access to University programs and activities, and can participate fully in all aspects of University life.
Sul Ross State University - Disability Services - The Disability Services Office of Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. The university offers equal opportunities to all students. Students with disabilities are admitted under the same standard as all other students. To be eligible for disability services a student is required to be admitted to the university, have a documented disability and register with the Disabilities Services office.
University of Arkansas, Little Rock Disability Support Services - Services available to disabled students at the University of Arkansas. The mission of DSS is to eliminate physical and academic barriers and to fulfill the Division of Educational and Student Services concept of assisting students in achieving their educational, career, and personal goals through the full range of institutional and community resources. In addition, the office was established to insure that students with special needs receive support services and accommodations to allow them equal access to all UALR programs, and that they have the opportunity to realize their potential.
University of Florida ADA Office - The Americans With Disabilities Act Compliance Office for the University of Florida. To help provide the best possible service to students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Florida has an ADA Compliance Office with a coordinator responsible for access for persons with disabilities. The ADA coordinator assists anyone with questions about access.
University of Illinois at Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services - Extensive information towards the Universities services for students with disabilities. Includes information towards its calendar, services, events, campus life, access map, instructors, handbook, comments, directory, and search. The mission of Disability Resources and Educational Services is to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the curricular, co-curricular and vocational opportunities available at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign through the collaborative promotion, provision and/or pursuit of innovative accommodative and educational services, and interdisciplinary disability research.
University of Leeds Disability Services - Our aim is to provide information, guidance and support to ensure equality of access to education for all disabled people who study and work at the University and to those who aspire to do so. The University of Leeds is proud to be a multi-cultural community. We value diversity, and are determined to ensure that we treat all individuals fairly, with dignity and respect - that the opportunities we provide are open to all - that we provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment, for students, staff and visitors.
University of Michigan-Office of Services for Students with Disabilities - Lots of information for students with disabilities, an on-line handbook for faculty, and links to other related resources for students with disabilities. Offers selected student services which are not provided by other University offices or outside organizations. Assists students in negotiating disability-related barriers to the pursuit of their education and strives to improve access to University programs, activities, and facilities for students with disabilities.
University of Missouri-Disability Services - Complete listing of services available at MU. Students who are blind or have significant visual limitations receive the highest level of quality service through coordinated efforts between the Office of Disability Services and the Adaptive Computing Technology Center (enlargements, Brailling, electronic texts).
University of Missouri-Kansas City - Information on programs and services offered through the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.
University of North Dakota-Disability Support Services (DSS) - Lots of links about the broad range of disability support services offered. The office of Disability Support Service coordinates and provides reasonable accommodations, promotes an inclusive campus environment, and encourages student independence. Reasonable accommodations are afforded to eligible students and are individualized to address specific functional limitations resulting from a disability.
University of Westminster-Computer Center for People with Disabilities (CCPD) - Support for disabled students at this school in England. Supporting the needs of disabled students within the University of Westminster as well as being a major provider of 'Needs Assessments' and specialist IT training for all UK students pursuing claims under the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA).
Affordable Colleges Online - An organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students and their families. Multiple experts in the field with experience in academia, financial aid, and law contributed to the content in this resource guide, including:
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Hearing Impairment Schools and Colleges
Gallaudet University - The world's only university for the deaf and hard of hearing, providing a quality liberal arts education for all students. Faculty members are sensitive to the visual learning environment and use innovative multimedia approaches. Organizations, agencies and educational institutions geared to provide support and advocacy for the deaf and the hearing-impaired to assure access and accommodation.
National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) - NTID is the world's largest technical college for deaf students. It is one of 7 colleges of Rochester Institute for Technology in Rochester, NY.
Video 2002 Conference on Emerging Video Technologies in Deaf Education - Featured presentations on video-conferencing technology and its applications in a deaf educational environment. Presentations include web casting, video relay and interpreting, and curriculum development.