Additional Resources

The Office of Learning Resources (OLR) has developed a list of external resources which may be of interest to students with disabilities, their families and others within the community.  This alphabetical list provides known resources but is not all inclusive.  The opinions and information on the pages are associated with the parent organization; however, the content is believed to be helpful as you seek answers to key questions.

If you work for an organization and would like your information included on our website, please note that our general process is to link to a general page within your organization versus several individual pages.  Becasue of the importance of accessibility, all requests will be evaluated by Wave Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool.  Pages that have significant accessibility concerns will not be included on our website. Our first priority is to our current and prospective students, faculty and staff at the University of Dayton.  As a result, we may not be able to address requests for additions to our website immediately.  Please allow 4-6 weeks for requests to be addressed.  This timeframe may be longer depending on the needs of our current and prospective students.

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General Resources


Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD): The premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in post-secondary education. 
Visit Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) >> 

DO-IT Center: Ppromotes the success of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool.
Visit DO-IT Center >>

Great Lakes ADA Center: The Great Lakes ADA Center's mission is to increase awareness and knowledge with the ultimate goal of achieving voluntary compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  
Visit Great Lakes ADA Center >>

HEATH Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center: A web-based clearinghouse that serves as an information exchange of educational resources, support services and opportunities.  
Visit HEATH Resource Center >>

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET): Ccoordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures. 
Visit the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) >>

National Rehabilitation Association (NRA): A member organization working together to promote “ethical and state of the art practice in rehabilitation.”  
Visit the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) >>

PACER Center: The mission of PACER Center (Parent Aadvocacy Ccoalition for Eeducational Rrights) is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents. 
Visit PACER Center >>

Learning Ally (Formerly Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFBD)): A national nonprofit with a defined approach to help support students with learning disabilities and their families.
Visit Learning Ally (formerly Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFBD)) >>

Rehabilitation Services Commission (RSC): Provides services leading to employment for people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.  Includes Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) and Bureau of Services for Visually Impaired (BSVI).  Each state may have a slightly different name for this office.
Visit Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)  >> 
Visit State Vocational Rehabilitation Programs (for links to other states) >>

US Office for Civil Rights: Seeks to ensure equal access to education through enforcement of civil rights. 
Visit US Office for Civil Rights >>

Disability Specific Information

ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

CHADD is a leading non-profit organization for children and adults with ADHD. 
Visit CHADD >>

MyADHD: Is an organization that supports students, families, and teachers.
Visit MyADHD >>

DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING RESOURCES

Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CDHH): Provides academic and technical training to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Center strives to ensure the social well-being of students by providing the educational tools necessary for them to become successful. 
Visit Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CDHH) >>
Review Manual "Transition to College for Deaf Students College? Now What ?" >>

PEPNet: Provides resources and expertise that enhance educational opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing--including those with co-occurring disabilities. 
Visit PEPNet >>

Accredited Schools Online: Provides information on supporting students with hearing impairments.
Supporting Students with Hearing Impairments>>


Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CDHH): Provides academic and technical training to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Center strives to ensure the social well-being of students by providing the educational tools necessary for them to become successful. 
Visit Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CDHH) >>
Review Manual "Transition to College for Deaf Students College? Now What ?" >>

Supports for Students with Hearing Impairments (from OnlineColleges.net): Provides a variety of information and resources specific to students with hearing impairments.
Visit Supports for Students with Hearing Impairments >>


LEARNING DISABILITIES

LD Online: Provides information for children and adults with LD.
Visit LD On-line >> 

VISION DISABILITIES

Accredited Schools Online: Provides information on helping students with visual impairments.
Accredited Schools Online: Provides information on supporting students with hearing impairments.Helping Students with Visual Impairments: Resources, Tools and Technology to Forster School Success >>

Financial Aid Resources

American Council for the Blind: Provides scholarships for students who are legally blind. 
Visit American Council for the Blind >>

American Federation for the Blind: Services and information for people with vision loss. 
Visit American Federation for the Blind >>

Chair Scholars Foundation Inc.: Provides scholarships for students with serious physical disabilities. 
Visit Chair Scholars Foundation Inc. >>

College Board: Scholarship search, educational loans.
Visit College Board >>

FastWeb: Provides a customized college scholarship search based on a questionnaire.
Visit Fast Web >>

Federal Student Aid (FSA): The U.S. Department of Education provides over $100 billion in grants, loans, and work-study for college or career school each year.
Visit Federal Student Aid (FSA) >>

FedMoney.org: A comprehensive free full-text online resource on all U.S. government grants and student financial aid programs. 
Visit FedMoney.org >>

FinAid: Provides links to scholarships, loans, savings, and military aid. Also has a free scholarship search.
Visit FinAid >>

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Provide aid according to financial information and status.
Visit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) >>

Kaploan: Student loan information and consolidation of loans.
Visit Kaploan >>

MoneyGeek Smarter financial decisions:  This website has a variety of information on student loans, grants & scholarships, federal work-study programs, etc.
Visit MoneyGeek>>

Scholarship.com: Create a profile and get immediate access to a full list of scholarship opportunities customized just for you.
Visit Scholarships.com >>

SallieMae Student Loan Funding: Deliver more funding options and higher approval rates than any other student loan lender. Apply today for quick credit approval of your college loan. Also includes a Scholarship Search.
Visit Student Loan Funding >> 

Making College Affordable: A Guide for Students With Disabilities: A complete guide to college financing for students with disabilities. Find expert advice on loans, grants and scholarships specifically for students with disabilities, as well as resources to help with the job search after graduation.
Visit Making College Affordable >>

Accredited Schools Online: provides a list os scholarship opportunities for individuals with visual impairments.
Visit Accredited Schools Online / Visual Impairment Information >>

Accredited Schools Online: provides a list os scholarship opportunities for individuals with hearing impairments.
Visit Accredited Schools Online / Hearing Impairment Information >> 

The National Down Syndrome Society would like to inform you of an exciting scholarship opportunity for students with Down syndrome.
Learn more about the NDSS options >>

Internship Information

AccessComputing, a National Science Foundation funded project, aims to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing careers.  This includes research and non-research related internships with potential options for financial assistance

Learn more about AccessComputing >>