Guide to Distance Learning for People with Disabilities
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This guide was prepared by our NHU staff to assist individuals with disabilities investigate opportunities in higher education via distance learning classes. The guide will assist an individual in determining whether or not distance learning is a feasible option, will discuss accessibility issues concerning each mode of distance learning, will suggest ways in which an individual may obtain financial assistance for tuition, adaptive and computer technology and will discuss the laws relating to an individual's right to accessible distance education. It will further offer a list of "disability friendly" universities that offer distance learning programs.
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Maryville University:offers information for students with disabilities and their families to find resources to help with their dream of a college education. There are many pathways to achieve independence through higher education, and Maryville University has created this helpful “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) to give you an idea of what to expect as you research your options. This includes a checklist for college prep for high school students, transition programs, options for college, accessibility and accommodations and detailed suggestions for specific disabilities.
Masters Degree.net:offers this guide which includes qualifications of disabilities, relevant laws and regulations, applications for grad school, and quite a few possible scholarships you could apply for categorized by disability.
College Resources for Students with Disabilitieson Rutgers University On-line offers information and many resources for students transitioning, older students returning to college and many college resources on the rights, laws, special academic adjustments and accommodations and access technology for students with disabilities.
College Resources for Students with Disabilities
by Affordable Colleges Online organizes information for college bound students by disability. 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.
BestColleges.com recently created a guide that offers tips and insights for disabled college students, including legal rights, how to transition to campus life, and online resources and apps to help with specific disabilities.
By Affordable Colleges Online, for students with disabilities who are entering college will find that there are selective scholarship opportunities for which they may apply that can help pay for school. Discover scholarships, both for specific disabilities and more broadly-focused, that can help students with disabilities pay for their educations, as well as additional resources for obtaining funding.
High Tech Center Training Unit, in collaboration with the Distance Education Accessibility Workgroup, created this guide, which discusses legal requirements, basic requirements for providing access, access guidelines for specific modes of distance education, including print media, audio conferencing, video conferencing/video transmission (live), video transmission (pre recorded), and the world wide web. The guide also discusses instructional delivery, and instructional software, including laser video disc, CD-ROM, and DVD. The guide also features links to several related websites.
Family and Student SupportCenter on Technology and Disability assists organizations and programs that serve families of children with disabilities by providing information and support on accessing and using assistive technology. Their website, is a source full of assistive/instructional technology resources of interest to families of children with disabilities. The link above lists videos and guides that offer help on how to make a successful transition with your assistive technology.
from Accredited Schools Online, This guide provides information on Rights, Choosing the Right School, Accredidation and Accredited School Online, Distance Learning, Financial Aid, and Helpful Resources for the student with disabilities.
by Christopher Klicka. This article, by the Homeschool Legal Defense Assocation, describes the benefits of homeschooling for those with disabilities. Sections include: I. Introduction, II. Parents Excel in Teaching Their Special Needs Children, III. The Home Is the Ideal Environment for Special Needs Children, IV. Can I Legally Home School My Special Needs Child and What Are My Rights? V. How Can I Get Help To Teach My Child With Special Needs? and VI. Conclusion: Homeschooling Work.
Missouri Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) College Guidebook
Missouri AHEAD has written this guidebook to help students with disabilities achieve access into postsecondary education institutions and find success once they are enrolled. It was also written to help postsecondary institutions establish connections with secondary schools in order to recruit qualified students with disabilities into programs. The guide should also be helpful to secondary special education teachers and parents of students with disabilities. More specifically, the guide offers information on legislation, transition, preparation for college, financial aid and available education resources.
Navigating College A Handbook on Self Advocacy Written for Autistic Students from Autistic Adults
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. The book Navigating College is written for current and future Autistic college students.
Show Me the Money! Options for Paying for College
Heath Resource Center has developed this comprehensive web section concerning financial aid for students with disabilities, discussing grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships.
Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Success as a Teacher © 2005 by Anthony D. Fredericks. You are not alone when you're working with special needs students. Often specialists, clinicians, and other experts are available in the school as part of an educational team. Included on the team may be special education teachers, diagnosticians, parents, social workers, representatives from community agencies, administrators, and other teachers. By working in concert and sharing ideas, you can provide a purposeful education plan for each special needs student. This guide deals with students who have learning disabilities, hearing impairments, visual impairments, physical problems, emotional problems, or ADHD.
The Fully Accessible Guide to Paying for College for Students with Disabilities"This guide from Goodcall.com is optimized to work with a broad range of assistive technologies for students with disabilities. The purpose of this guide is to provide disabled students with comprehensive information about how to pay for college as well as scholarships and other information that is specifically helpful for students with disabilities, including the rights for students with disabilities who are attending college. This guide was built to accommodate the special needs of students with disabilities. The design, formatting and style were developed to be easily interpreted by students with visual, hearing and mobility disabilities. On October 19, 2016 this guide was published in conformance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines."
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