Family Members Resources

The websites listed below are for informational purposes only. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by the CSD.

  • College Affordability Guide is produced by Degree Prospects to bring together disparate bodies of data to produce a more holistic (but also focused) view of which colleges are likely to be the best value for the money.
  • Fact Sheet: Empowering Students to Choose the College that is Right for Them
    With college costs and student debt on the rise, the choices that American families make when searching for and selecting a college have never been more important. Access to better data will help students choose colleges that will help them learn, graduate, and find jobs. Access to better data will help colleges assess how well they help all types of students succeed during and after college. Better information can unite students, parents, advisers, policymakers, and institutions on goals to lower costs and to help more students graduate.
  • FARE College: Food Allergy Program
    Food Allergy Research & Education organization launched the College Food Allergy Program with the goal of developing a comprehensive program to improve the safety and quality of life for college students with food allergies.
  • National Center on Secondary Education and Transition provides a parent brief titled, Parenting Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities: Becoming the Mentor, Advocate, and Guide Your Young Adult Needs.

  • PACER Center
    Founded in 1977, PACER Center was created by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. Today, PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families. PACER is staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities and works in coalition with 18 disability organizations.
  • Parent Information Network
    The Arizona Department of Education provides great documents on the transition stages of individuals with disabilities from Pre School to adult life; including Beyond High School: Exploring College and University options for Students with Disabilities.
  • Parents’ Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: Rights Regarding Children’s Education Records
    The following questions and answers are intended to help you understand your rights as a parent under FERPA.