General Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

http://www.ada.gov/
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)

www.ahead.org
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)

http://www.washington.edu/doit/
DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool.

http://www.washington.edu/doit/Resources/postsec.html
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

http://www.heath.gwu.edu/
Online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.

Office for Civil Rights

www.ed.gov/ocr
Serve student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems.

Mobility International USA

http://www.miusa.org
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.

The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC)

http://ttlc.org
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.

Disability Specific

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

www.add.org
www.chadd.org

Autism Spectrum Disorder

http://www.autism-society.org/
http://www.autismspeaks.org/

Blind and Visual Impairments

http://www.vdbvi.org/
www.afb.org

Learning Disabilities

www.ncld.org

Mental Health/Psychiatric Disorders

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=about_mental_illness

Instructional Strategies

CAST Universal Design for Learning

www.cast.org
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.