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Helpful Internet Links for More Information:


Autism Society of America
Muscular Dystrophy Association
American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
American Association of the Deaf-Blind
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
United Cerebral Palsy Associations

General Information and Resources:

(the center that provides information to the nation on:
  • disabilities in children and youth;
  • programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities;
  • IDEA, the nation's special education law; and
  • research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities.
They have excellent up to date information and cover a broad range of topics regarding disabilities, health, education, etc.)

 

Obtaining a college education is no easy task, but for students with visual disabilities, the path to completing a degree program is lined with unique challenges and barriers. The following guide explores how visual impairments impact the educational experience, what colleges are doing for the visually impaired, and includes numerous resources, as well insight and tips from experts and a list of scholarships and grants.
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/colleges-helping-visually-impaired-students/

 

http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/disabled-students/
Prospective college students with disabilities will find that many campuses are equipped with offices and services that address accessibility, accommodation, and assistive technology for a diverse range of needs. Student services offices and disability coordinators at many colleges work to make campuses inclusive environments through specialized advocacy, support, and academic services.  

Technology Resources for College Students with Disabilities
This guide provides a quick overview of the different common disabilities some college students have and the different 
resources and technologies available to them.

https://collegestats.org/resources/technology-guide-for-people-with-disabilities/


Some financial aid experts recently published an article which is a guide to paying for college for students with disabilities. This guide is optimized to work with assistive technology for students with disabilities. It also includes a list of disability specific scholarships and rights for students with disabilities who are attending college. Here is the link:

https://www.goodcall.com/education/fully-accessible-guide-paying-college-students-disabilities/

 

Helping Students with Visual Impairments
http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/helping-students-with-visual-impairments/

The guide was created in part by four experts in the field, who lent their experience and expertise to help us provide students with visual impairments the tips and resources needed to succeed in school. Key features of our guide include:

 - Tips for choosing the right college
 - An in-depth look at the top assistive technology and tools being used today
 - Scholarships available for students with visual impairments


COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY GUIDE
http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/

helping prospective undergrad and graduate students find affordable,
not-for-profit universities with solid outcome metrics and providing clear,
 correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and 
to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable. 


Cyberbullying Awareness Guide


http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/cyberbullying-awareness/


HEALTH & SAFETY TIPS AND RESOURCES:

Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living
https://www.disability.gov/resource/home-modifications-to-promote-independent-living/

Disability Accommodation Cost Guide
http://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/disability-accommodation/

Home Safety for People with Disabilities
http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/disabilities

Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide
http://www.improvenet.com/a/fire-safety-and-disabilities-guide

Disability.gov Guide to Transportation
https://www.disability.gov/resource/disability-govs-guide-transportation/

The Ultimate Guide to Driving with Disabilities
http://toyotaexpert.com/driving-resources/

Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/pa.html

Stay Active with a Disability: Quick Tips
http://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/health-conditions-and-diseases/obesity/stay-active-with-a-disability-quick-tips

A Safety Guide for Disabled Pedestrians
http://www.onlineloancalculator.org/resources/disabled-pedestrians.php
Travel Accessibility Resources for the Disabled and Handicapped

While traveling with a disability can be challenging, it can also provide a host of physical and mental benefits. Exploring the world allows a person to expand their horizons, gain new experiences, 
and change their perceptions. Preparing for plane travel can be a time-consuming endeavor, but with the help of airline representatives, travel agents, and friends or family, those with disabilities can enjoy
a safe and fun trip on any airline. Ensuring that all necessary medical equipment, medications, and supplies are accounted for before leaving home will make traveling easier and healthier. When traveling with a disability
it can be best to consider your specific impairment and plan ahead with your own particular abilities in mind. 
http://www.cheapoair.com/guides/travel-resources-disabled-handicapped
The Essential Guide to Travelling with a Medical Condition
 http://www.insurancewith.com/travelling-with-a-medical-condition/
 
We recently received an email from a mother of a special needs child who provided some valuable information to share:
Routines and Children with Disabilities
Beneficial Activities for Kids with Special Needs
The Ultimate Guide to Flying with Autistic Children
Home Accessibility Costs

 

Considering getting out of the house in the winter and trying skiing?Adaptive Skiing Resort Guide
 https://www.vouchercloud.com/resources/adaptive-skiing-resource

 

Family Voices

(This is a great explanation of who they are and what they do.  We encourage people to view the information at all the tabs.)
 
(A great Resource page)

Denver Options
(Denver Options Serves People with Developmental Disabilities in the City and County of Denver, Colorado. They assist people in identifying the services they need and then creates an annual plan to meet those needs. Denver Options works hard to create an environment of choice, making the most of all available resources.)

 


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