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  • Resources of interest to college students

    The resources below are of interest to people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.

    Disability-Related Laws and Resources of Interest to College Students

    Students with Disabilities: Preparing for Postsecondary Education: The information in this pamphlet, provided by the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education, explains the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools.

    A Guide to Disability Rights Law: This guide provides an overview of federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. is an official U.S. government website designed for college students and their families. The mission of is to provide easy access to information students and their families may need, in one place, from all parts of the government.

    Going to College: This website contains information about living college life with a disability. It is designed for high school students. The site provides video clips and activities and resources that can help them get a head start in planning for college. Video interviews with college students with disabilities offer a way to hear first-hand from students with disabilities who have been successful.

    WINAHEAD Transition Resources:  The Western Iowa and Nebraska Association on Higher Education and Disability consortium has compiled an annotated listing of resources for people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues. Several of the resources listed are specific to attending Nebraska or Iowa postsecondary institutions.

    Access to the Future: Preparing College Students with Disabilitiesfor Careers: From DO-IT - discusses challenges and opportunities students with disabilities face when pursuing employment. Includes a list of helpful resources.

    So You Want to Go Back to School? This document, written in July 2008, is a letter from the assistant secretary for education addressed to returning service personnel, particularly those with disabilities.

    College Resources for Students with Disabilities: With the advances of adaptive technologies and trend toward progressive legislation, prospective college students with disabilities now have countless resources available to make their transition to postsecondary education less stressful. Find specific information and resources on a variety of different disabilities, learn how to make the transition into the workforce easier, and find out what your legal rights on campus are.