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Education

Family Health Reference to ASL
From US Insurance Net
Web Site
This webpage provides a definition and explanation of American Sign Language coupled with a brief overview and links to resources for the following topics:

  • Linguistics of Sign
  • Learning the Alphabet and Numbers
  • Forming Sentences
  • Popular Phrases
  • Interpreting for the Deaf

AIM for Families | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials
From cast.org
http://aim.cast.org/learn/aim4families
Access information and resources for families and students on topics such as AIM (accessible instructional material) at home and at school, assistive technology, and alternate-format learning materials.

The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship Award
From National Center for Learning Disabilities
Web Site
$10,000 scholarship given to two students with documented learning disabilities annually

Collegebound.net Vocational School Guide
From Collegebound.net
Web Site
Request page for information on vocational schools in your area

DCAP Autism Resource Guide
From DC Autism Parents
Download DCAP_Autism_Resource_Guide.pdf
Provides parents with children with autism a list of health, advocacy and education resources

Deaf Linx
From deaflinx.com
http://www.deaflinx.com
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. Many people are unaware of all the accomplishments that deaf individuals have made and the unique ways in which they have come together to create a distinctive identity. Whether you are a deaf person or someone with hearing loss, looking for other individuals in your area, or you just want to learn about deaf culture or deaf society, our resources on deafness are for you.

Deaf websites. World sites and Links. Deaf web site. Events
From Deafwebsites.com
http://www.deafwebsites.com/
Great deafness resource. Contains links to sites on deafness as well as sites that connect the deaf community.

Disability .gov
From disability.gov
http://www.disability.gov/
Provides information for people with disabilities on a wide range of topics from education to employment to independent living etc.

Disability Friendly Colleges
From disabilityfriendlycolleges.com
http://www.disabilityfriendlycolleges.com/
Provides a list of and information on the most physical disability-friendly colleges in the United States

Extraordinary Minds
From Extraordinary Minds
Web Site
Organization that provides support for families and educators of youth with autism in Montgomery County, Md

Fastweb
From Fastweb
http://www.fastweb.com/
Financial aid/loan/scholarship search engine

Health Services for Children with Special Needs
From Health Services for Children with Special Needs
http://www.hscsn-net.org/
Organization that coordinates health, social, and education services for children in Washington, D.C. who receive SSI

Heath Resource Center
From George Washington University
http://heath.gwu.edu
Online information clearing house for students with disabilities on post-secondary education and training

Heath Resource Center
From George Washington University
http://www.heath.gwu.edu
The HEATH Resource Center is a web-based clearinghouse that serves as an information exchange of educational resources, support services and opportunities. The HEATH Resource Center gathers, develops and disseminates information in the form of resource papers, fact sheets, website directories, newsletters, and resource materials. HEATH Resource Center is a collaborative effort among a network of professionals in the areas of disability, counseling, transition and postsecondary education.

Military and Department of Defense Special Education
From Wrightslaw.com
http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/dod.index.htm
Provides a list of resources and groups for military families who have children with special needs

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
From National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
http://www.nsttac.org
Organization that aids states in building, improving and maintaining successful transition plans

Pacer Center
From Pacer Center
http://www.pacer.org
Network of parents of students with disabilities founded to increase their children's and other students' with disabilities education opportunities

Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network
From Pennsylvania Department of Education
http://www.pyln.org
Advocacy/leadership organization for students with disabilities

PepNet
From PepNet
http://www.pepnet.org/
Provides postsecondary education resources for deaf and hard of hearing students

PRN's Speech Impairment Fact Sheet
From Partner Resource Network
Web Site
Provides characteristics of a speech/language disability as well as tips for teaching those who have speech/language disabilities

Reference Points: Financial Aid Resources 2010
From Reference Points TATRA
Download Financial_Aid_Resources_2010.doc
List of available scholarships for students with disabilities provided by pacer.org's Reference Points TATRA program

Shared Work
From Shared Work
http://www.sharedwork.org
Network or organizations, disability related and otherwise, brought together to address educational and transitional issues

Transition Activities in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS):
From U.S. Dept of Education
Web Site
Provides links to transitions activities on different organizations' websites

Transition in Texas
From Transition in Texas
http://www.transitionintexas.org
Provides students with disabilities and their friends and family with information on transition resources in Texas

Virginia College Quest
From Virginia College Quest
http://vacollegequest.org/
Website that contains helpful links for post-secondary and secondary students, parents and teachers with regard to college for students with disabilities

Virginia's CTE Resource Center
From Virginia's CTE Resource Center
http://cteresource.org/about/
Career planning website for parents, students, and teachers

We Connect Now
From weconnectnow.wordpress.com
http://weconnectnow.wordpress.com
Our Mission – We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.

Wrightslaw
From Wrightslaw
www.wrightslaw.com
Provides information and literature on disability laws as well as advocacy resources to students with disabilities and their parents

The Zarrow Center
From Oklahoma University School of Education
http://education.ou.edu/zarrow/
Organization that helps students with disabilities achieve optimal education outcomes through self-determination and other skills

Employment

Collegebound.net Vocational School Guide
From Collegebound.net
Web Site
Request page for information on vocational schools in your area

Disability .gov
From disability.gov
http://www.disability.gov/
Provides information for people with disabilities on a wide range of topics from education to employment to independent living etc.

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth
From The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
http://www.ncwd-youth.info/
Provides guides, resources, and other literature on the employment of youth with disabilities

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
From National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
http://www.nsttac.org
Organization that aids states in building, improving and maintaining successful transition plans

Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network
From Pennsylvania Department of Education
http://www.pyln.org
Advocacy/leadership organization for students with disabilities

Reference Points: Financial Aid Resources 2010
From Reference Points TATRA
Download Financial_Aid_Resources_2010.doc
List of available scholarships for students with disabilities provided by pacer.org's Reference Points TATRA program

Shared Work
From Shared Work
http://www.sharedwork.org
Network or organizations, disability related and otherwise, brought together to address educational and transitional issues

Technical Assistance on Transition and the Rehabilitation Act
From Pacer Center
http://pacer.org/tatra/
Provides transition resources for parents of youth with disabilities

VECAP
From Vecap
http://www.vecap.org
Organization that promotes the advancement of vocational evaluation and career assessment services

Virginia's CTE Resource Center
From Virginia's CTE Resource Center
http://cteresource.org/about/
Career planning website for parents, students, and teachers

Health

Got Transition?
www.gottransition.org
This website of the National Health Care Transition Center (“Got Transition”) contains resources for youth, family, and health professionals. This site serves as the basis for an information exchange about health care transition, particularly as it pertains to youth with special health care needs.

Kids as Self Advocates
www.fvkasa.org
This website of Kids as Self Advocates (KASA), a national organization that represents youth with disabilities, contains resources for youth on health and a range of other topics.

Disability .gov
From disability.gov
http://www.disability.gov/
Provides information for people with disabilities on a wide range of topics from education to employment to independent living etc.

Healthy Transitions
http://healthytransitionsny.org
This is a fun interactive website with lots of great tools and videos developed by the New York State Institute for Health Transition Training. The site includes MY PLACE, a social networking feature that links you to a personal transition team.

REFERENCE POINTS: Health and Transition
From Reference Points TATRA
Download Health_and_Transition.doc
Contains three worthwhile resources for youth with special health care needs and their parents

Legal & Advocacy

DCAP Autism Resource Guide
From DC Autism Parents
Download DCAP_Autism_Resource_Guide.pdf
Provides parents with children with autism a list of health, advocacy and education resources

Deaf Linx
From deaflinx.com
http://www.deaflinx.com
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. Many people are unaware of all the accomplishments that deaf individuals have made and the unique ways in which they have come together to create a distinctive identity. Whether you are a deaf person or someone with hearing loss, looking for other individuals in your area, or you just want to learn about deaf culture or deaf society, our resources on deafness are for you.

Disability .gov
From disability.gov
http://www.disability.gov/
Provides information for people with disabilities on a wide range of topics from education to employment to independent living etc.

Extraordinary Minds
From Extraordinary Minds
Web Site
Organization that provides support for families and educators of youth with autism in Montgomery County, Md

The National Federation of the Blind
From The National Federation for the Blind
http://www.nfb.org
Advocacy organization for the blind and visually impaired.

Pacer Center
From Pacer Center
http://www.pacer.org
Network of parents of students with disabilities founded to increase their children's and other students' with disabilities education opportunities

Paul G. Hearn AAPD Leadership Award
From American Association of People with Disabilities
Web Site

The Paul G. Hearne AAPD Leadership Award is an annual award supported by  Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) and AAPD to recognize and honor emerging leaders with disabilities working in the cross-disability civil rights movement. The award is named in honor of Mr. Paul G. Hearne: a pioneer, advocate, activist, and national leader for people with disabilities.

Each year, we select up to two individuals whose work, life, and passion mirrors the life and legacy of Mr. Hearne to receive the annual Paul G.Hearne AAPD Leadership Awards. Hearne Award recipients are featured at the AAPD Leadership Gala in short documentary films chronicling their disability advocacy work. In addition, Hearne Award receipients each receive $10,000 to help them continue their progress as leaders and have an opportunity to meet and network with national disability leaders with AAPD. U.S. residents with any type of disability are eligible to apply.

Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network
From Pennsylvania Department of Education
http://www.pyln.org
Advocacy/leadership organization for students with disabilities

Wrightslaw
From Wrightslaw
www.wrightslaw.com
Provides information and literature on disability laws as well as advocacy resources to students with disabilities and their parents

The Zarrow Center
From Oklahoma University School of Education
http://education.ou.edu/zarrow/
Organization that helps students with disabilities achieve optimal education outcomes through self-determination and other skills

Transportation

Disability .gov
From disability.gov
http://www.disability.gov/
Provides information for people with disabilities on a wide range of topics from education to employment to independent living etc.

Recreation

Deaf websites. World sites and Links. Deaf web site. Events
From Deafwebsites.com
http://www.deafwebsites.com/
Great deafness resource. Contains links to sites on deafness as well as sites that connect the deaf community.

Disabled Sports USA
From Disabled Sports USA
http://www.dsusa.org/
Provides links and information on community sports for the disabled throughout the US

National Wheelchair Basketball Association
From National Wheelchair Basketball Association
http://www.nwba.org
The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) is comprised of over 200 basketball teams across twenty-two conferences and seven divisions.

Social Development

Deaf Linx
From deaflinx.com
http://www.deaflinx.com
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. Many people are unaware of all the accomplishments that deaf individuals have made and the unique ways in which they have come together to create a distinctive identity. Whether you are a deaf person or someone with hearing loss, looking for other individuals in your area, or you just want to learn about deaf culture or deaf society, our resources on deafness are for you.

Deaf websites. World sites and Links. Deaf web site. Events
From Deafwebsites.com
http://www.deafwebsites.com/
Great deafness resource. Contains links to sites on deafness as well as sites that connect the deaf community.

Health Services for Children with Special Needs
From Health Services for Children with Special Needs
http://www.hscsn-net.org/
Organization that coordinates health, social, and education services for children in Washington, D.C. who receive SSI

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
From National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
http://www.nsttac.org
Organization that aids states in building, improving and maintaining successful transition plans

Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network
From Pennsylvania Department of Education
http://www.pyln.org
Advocacy/leadership organization for students with disabilities

REFERENCE POINTS: Health and Transition
From Reference Points TATRA
Download Health_and_Transition.doc
Contains three worthwhile resources for youth with special health care needs and their parents

Strengthofus.org
From Strengthofus.org
http://www.strengthofus.org
The National Alliance on Mental Illness has launched StrengthofUs.org, a new online community where young adults living with mental health concerns can provide mutual support in navigating unique challenges and opportunities during the critical transition years from ages 18 to 25. Developed by young adults, StrengthofUs.org is a user-driven social networking community where members can connect with peers; share personal stories, creativity, and helpful resources; write and respond to blog entries; engage in discussion groups; and share videos, photos, and other news.

We Connect Now
From weconnectnow.wordpress.com
http://weconnectnow.wordpress.com
Our Mission – We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.

Independent Living

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
From National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
http://www.nsttac.org
Organization that aids states in building, improving and maintaining successful transition plans

Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network
From Pennsylvania Department of Education
http://www.pyln.org
Advocacy/leadership organization for students with disabilities

Planned Parenthood
From Planned Parenthood
http://www.plannedparenthood.org
Provides affordable birth control for people who do not have insurance and have low income

Reference Points: Financial Aid Resources 2010
From Reference Points TATRA
Download Financial_Aid_Resources_2010.doc
List of available scholarships for students with disabilities provided by pacer.org's Reference Points TATRA program

REFERENCE POINTS: Health and Transition
From Reference Points TATRA
Download Health_and_Transition.doc
Contains three worthwhile resources for youth with special health care needs and their parents

Technical Assistance on Transition and the Rehabilitation Act
From Pacer Center
http://pacer.org/tatra/
Provides transition resources for parents of youth with disabilities

We Connect Now
From weconnectnow.wordpress.com
http://weconnectnow.wordpress.com
Our Mission – We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.

Government

Disability .gov
From disability.gov
http://www.disability.gov/
Provides information for people with disabilities on a wide range of topics from education to employment to independent living etc.

Reference Points: Financial Aid Resources 2010
From Reference Points TATRA
Download Financial_Aid_Resources_2010.doc
List of available scholarships for students with disabilities provided by pacer.org's Reference Points TATRA program

Technology

AIM for Families | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials
From cast.org
http://aim.cast.org/learn/aim4families
Access information and resources for families and students on topics such as AIM (accessible instructional material) at home and at school, assistive technology, and alternate-format learning materials.

Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP)
From ATAP
http://www.ataporg.org
Network of programs from different states that help people with disabilities obtain assitive technology.

Deaf websites. World sites and Links. Deaf web site. Events
From Deafwebsites.com
http://www.deafwebsites.com/
Great deafness resource. Contains links to sites on deafness as well as sites that connect the deaf community.


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