Resources for college-bound students with disabilities
Here's a list of contact information that college-bound students with disabilities, and those considering college, may find helpful. For more on college for students with disabilities, see “Empowering Students to ‘Contribute to Society’.”
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
AHEAD is a professional organization for those who develop policies and provide services for college students with disabilities. The organization also offers valuable resources and guidance to students and parents seeking disability accommodations.
The Web site includes a variety of resources for students with disabilities in areas such as Supports & Accommodations, Preparing for College, School to Work, Development & Leadership Programs, and Self-Advocacy.
Going to College
Virginia Commonwealth University
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supports and Job Retention
Richmond, VA 23284-2011
This new Web site includes text, videos and podcasts from successful college students with disabilities and their professors, as well as activities and checklists designed to help students gain more insight and make full use of available resources.