Impact Feature Issue on Postsecondary Education and Students with Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities

Resources for More Information

  • HEATH Resource Center's Online Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities. This clearinghouse gathers and disseminates information to help people with disabilities reach their full potential through postsecondary education and training. It carries resource papers, fact sheets, guides, and directories on topics such as accessibility, career, development, classroom and lab adaptations, financial aid, independent living, transition, career-technical education, and rehabilitation. Operated by George Washington University and the HSC Foundation.
  • Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education. On its Web site is information about its publications, programs, events, activities, affiliates, special interest groups, and membership.
  • DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology). The DO-IT center works to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It promotes use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment, as well as application of Universal Design to education settings. It has extensive online resources for students with disabilities, K-12 and postsecondary educators, parents and others, and is based at the University of Washington.
  • Disability.gov. Among the extensive resources on this Web site is a section titled "Preparing for Post-Secondary Education" that describes and links to a wide range of materials and organizations from around the country of use to parents, students, and educators.
  • National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth. This Web site includes extensive resources for youth and families, policymakers, agency administrators, educators, and youth service practitioners to help them create the context for youth with disabilities to succeed. Among the resources is Guideposts for Success, a publication identifying those things that all youth need to transition to adulthood successfully, and the report Career-Focused Services for Students with Disabilities at Community Colleges. It is based at the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, D.C.
  • CAST. CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all students, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning. On its Web site is information for preK–college educators that can be used to maximize learning opportunities in diverse classrooms.