The HEATH Resource Center is the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. HEATH has created a very thorough resource paper on financial aid for college students with disabilities that may be accessed by clicking the following link: http://heath.gwu.edu/files/downloads/2014_2015_heath_financial_aid_publication.pdf. Other resources may be found at http://heath.gwu.edu/resources.
Western New York Collegiate Consortium and Disability Advocates Effective College Planning for Students with Disabilities and A Guide to Assistive Technology: http://www.wnyccda.org/effective-college-planning.html - The consortium, better known as "C.C.D.A.," is comprised of a group of postsecondary and secondary education professionals, along with community and government agency representatives who are directly involved in working with students with disabilities. The group was originally formed to address the needs of students with disabilities on W.N.Y. college campuses, and has expanded its focus to include the preparation of students with disabilities for the transition from high school to college.
New York State Education Department – Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/do/transition.htm - ACCES-VR works with students, families and school districts to coordinate appropriate services for students with disabilities who are leaving secondary education and entering adult vocational rehabilitation and related services. These efforts are crucial to enable students to achieve maximum success in post-school activities consisting of integrated employment (including supported employment), post-secondary education, independent living, and community participation.
US Department of Education – Transition of students with disabilities to postsecondary education: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transitionguide.html - This guide was developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR has enforcement responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), as amended, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, (Title II), which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - https://askjan.org/ - The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
HILBERT COLLEGE RESOURCES
The Student Counseling Center at Hilbert College: http://www.hilbert.edu/student-life/counseling
Veteran Resources: http://www.hilbert.edu/admissions/adult-students
Career Development Center: http://www.hilbert.edu/alumni/career-development
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