Disability Information: Postsecondary Environment

  • Association of Disability and Higher Education (AHEAD)
    AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education. As an international resource, AHEAD values diversity, personal growth and development, and creativity, promotes leadership and exemplary practices, provides professional development and disseminates information and orchestrates resources through partnership and collaboration.
  • Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) Best Practices: Disability Documentation in Higher Education
    In recognition of the importance of disability documentation to the AHEAD membership and other interested constituencies, AHEAD presents the following principles and documentation dimensions as best practice for disability service providers in higher education to use in developing and refining a comprehensive, consistent and responsive approach to disability documentation. The framework presented here is responsive to both the spirit and letter of legal mandates and is broadly designed so that it can be adapted to fit the individual contexts of a variety of institutions.
  • DO-IT Center (Disability, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology)
    DO-IT 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 George Washington University HEATH Resource Center: National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities
    The HEATH Resource Center of The George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, is the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. Support from the U.S. Department of Education enables the clearinghouse to serve as an information exchange about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, and opportunities at American campuses, vocational-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities.
  • U.S. Department of Education’s Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know your Rights and Responsibilities
    The information in this pamphlet, provided by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U. S. Department of Education, explains the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools. This pamphlet also explains the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, to ensure the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability.
  • College Information for Students with Disabilities
    Students should read this blog for information and additional resourcesĀ on knowing your rights, preparartion for college, and keys to success in college.