Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed July 26, 1990, is a comprehensive federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. This piece of legislation ensures equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications.
Disability Etiquette – Disability Etiquette (PDF)
A guide that provides tips on interacting with people with disabilities published by the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association.
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
A professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.
Cerebral Palsy Group
Information about transitioning into adulthood: https://cerebralpalsygroup.com/support/child-maturity-and-growth/
Information about cerebral palsy and college: https://cerebralpalsygroup.com/support/life-as-a-college-student-with-cerebral-palsy/.
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology (DO-IT)
DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool.
List of websites to help faculty, administrators, and staff create accessible environments, programs, and resources for students with disabilities and help students with disabilities prepare for and succeed in college
HEATH Resource Center
Online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.
Office for Civil Rights
Serve student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems.
Mobility International USA
Founded in 1981, Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a disability-led non-profit organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, USA advancing disability rights and leadership globally.® MIUSA is a cross-disability organization serving people with a broad range of disabilities.
Lonely Planet Accessible Travel Phrasebook (Free eBook)
From Lonely Planet – “All travellers will get more out of their trip by being able to speak a few words of the local language, but for people with a disability it’s often vital to be able to explain your particular needs. Since standard phrasebooks are unlikely to contain the language you need to talk about needs around disability we’ve gathered together some disability-specific words and phrases and translated them into as many different languages as we practically could. Although things are slowly changing for the better, there are still plenty of barriers to travel for people with a disability – language doesn’t have to be yet another.”
The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC)
The Treatment and Learning Centers is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1950 in Rockville, MD that annually serves nearly 2000 children and adults with a wide range of special needs. Our mission is to improve the lives and expand possibilities for individuals with disabilities through offering a family of services within one organization. TLC serves families from Montgomery County, Howard County, Frederick, Washington DC, and northern Virginia.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Blind and Visual Impairments
Mental Health/Psychiatric Disorders
CAST Universal Design for Learning
CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning.