Re-framing Disability for disabled persons. It is important
to explore how disability is framed in society and how these approaches
impact our thinking, and specifically professional practice.
Online magazine for disabled persons.
American Council for the Blind
American Council of the Blind provides general information about the Council, including recent issues of our monthly publication, The Braille Forum.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)/U.S. Department of Justice
The ADA prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.
Confronting Asperger's in the Classroom
They've been called "odd ducks," "eccentrics" or "little professors."
Now these often brilliant but socially awkward students, diagnosed with
Asperger's Syndrome, are flocking to post secondary classrooms in greater
numbers than ever before. Here's how faculty are meeting the challenge.
Association on Higher Education And Disabilities (AHEAD)
AHEAD envisions educational and societal environments that value disability and embody equality of opportunity.
Autism Special College Programs
10 Impressive Special College Programs for Students With Autism
There is a wide range of colleges out there stepping up to offer support
and help for students with autism spectrum conditions. Here are 10 of the
growing number of colleges that can be a good choice for students with
autism, as they can provide support groups, assistance with courses,
special classes and all the information students need to get a degree.
Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Bethesda Lutheran Communities' mission is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Deaf Linx is your resource for information on deafness, deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL) and all other related topics. Deaf Linx firmly believes that deafness is not a disability, but a condition that produces a sub-culture that should be celebrated.
Department of Rehabilitation
The California Department of Rehabilitation works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities.
Disability Language and Empowerment
An Introductory Guide to Disability Language and Empowerment
The purpose of this language guide is to provide you with some information on the different types of language that are used frequently when communicating about disability.
Disability Law Handbook
This handbook is a broad overview of rights
and obligations under federal disability laws. Individual state laws may
impose more stringent obligations. This handbook is intended to inform
rather than to advise, and the information provided is of a general nature.
You should consult an attorney for advice about your particular situation.
Depictions of disability in books
Depictions of disability on film
Refinance & Mortgage Guide for People with Disabilities: As a disabled person in the United States, whether you live in a public housing facility or a private residence, Federal laws protect you from discrimination due to your disability.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a disease affecting the digestive system. It is estimated that up to 1 million Americans suffer from it. For unknown reasons, the United States and Western Europe have the highest reported rates of IBD. Having a better understanding of how IBD affects students in college can help faculty and students overcome barriers caused by this illness.
Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free. With a
library of over 3,300 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics,
finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a
mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own
It is so important to help students with disabilities find happiness and
relief, and what better way than through music!
Music and Autism
How Does Music Help Autism?
Studying Autism through Music
Autism and Music Therapy Links
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The NIMH is transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illness through research.
A Project of The Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Leaving high school and going to college is complicated for everyone.
But if you're a student on the autism spectrum who is about to enter
higher education for the first time, it might be a little bit more
complicated for you. Maybe you're worried about getting accommodations,
getting places on time, or dealing with sensory issues in a new
environment. Maybe you could use some advice on how to stay healthy at
school, handle dating and relationships, or talk to your friends and
classmates about your disability. Maybe you want to talk to someone
who's already dealt with these issues. That's where we come in.
Office for Civil Rights
The mission of the Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.
Online Learning with Learning Disabilities
Online Learning Survival Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities
Attending college courses online while living with a learning disability
presents unique challenges. However, you are not alone in your fight to
overcome these obstacles. There are plenty of strategies for addressing
learning disorders so that you can make the most of your academic
potential. With a little prep work and a lot of dedication, your college
career can be a successful step toward the career that you've always wanted.
PeopleFinders - People's Resource Guide to Autism
Approximately 1.5 million people are currently affected by autism, a term used to refer to Pervasive Developmental Disorders, in the United States. Many parents are clamoring for information about this growing epidemic, and more seems to become available every day as scientists begin to understand its causes and the most effective forms of treatment.
PEPNet is advancing educational opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Physician's Information on Autism Disability
Provides links to important information on Autism
Reading For the Blind & Dyslexic
RFB&D has a 77,000-title library of taped textbooks, reference and professional materials for people who cannot read standard print because of a disability.
Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK)
TASK serves families of children aged birth to 26 years of age under
IDEA and other systems mandated to provide services to individuals with
disabilities. As a federally-funded Parent Training and Information
Center, TASK is part of a national network of centers providing similar
services. TASK provides advocacy information, workshops and information
in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Dr. Grandin has become a prominent author and speaker on the subject of
autism because "I have read enough to know that there are still many
parents, and yes, professionals too, who believe that 'once autistic,
always autistic.' This dictum has meant sad and sorry lives for many
children diagnosed, as I was in early life, as autistic. To these
people, it is incomprehensible that the characteristics of autism can be
modified and controlled. However, I feel strongly that I am living proof
that they can" (from Emergence: Labeled Autistic Temple Grandin Books.
U.S. President's Committee on Employment for People with Disabilities
The President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities' mission is to communicate, coordinate and promote public and private efforts to enhance the employment of people with disabilities.
We Connect Now
We Connect is dedicated to uniting college students with disabilities in access to higher education and employment issues.
World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Well Known People with Disabilities
Have a disability or medical condition? You are not alone.
Many people with disabilities have contributed to society.
These include actors, actresses, celebrities, singers, world leaders, and many other famous people.