ADA (American with Disabilities Act) at the US Dept of Justice’s Civil Rights Division produces great brochures on a host of topics. Here’s one on effective communication and compliance with people who use different methods to express and listen. Visit here: http://www.ada.gov/effective-comm.htm.
Going on vacation? Planning a conference? Wedding guests? This ADA Network on hospitality and disability is a BIG resource with planning tools and ADA compliance standards. http://www.adahospitality.org/content/fact-sheet-places-of-lodging
From the ADA National Network ~ a tip sheet on ADA expectations of prison facilities: http://adata.org/sites/adata.org/files/files/Detention__Facilities_2012.pdf
The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities is designed for youth and adults working with them to learn about disability disclosure. This workbook helps young people make informed decisions about whether or not to disclose their disability and understand how that decision may impact their education, employment, and social lives. Based on the premise that disclosure is a very personal decision, the Workbook helps young people think about and practice disclosing their disability. ~ quoting website. A publication of the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability.
The ADA National Network has a one pager on the ADA compliant standards for persons seeking accommodations while seeking professional certificates or licenses.
There are countless online resources for students with disabilities choosing college and we share some important resources here. But here is what we want you to know first:
In Oklahoma, a college is a two year campus where you can earn an associates degree or an applied associates degree in science. We call these community colleges.
A university, private or public, is where you can earn a bachelors degree as well as graduate degrees like law, social work or medicine.
Career technology centers do not offer college degrees. They may provide college level coursework as part of an agreement they hold with a community college.
OKCollegeStart.org is an interactive website for students and parents to learn about higher education in OK as well as career and salary overviews and specific degree programs.
The National Council on Learning Disabilities provides a checklist for students with disabilities heading off to college.
The US Department of Education offers a tipsheet on students with disabilities rights in post-secondary settings.
Approximately 4,000 students with disabilities each year attend OK colleges and universities!