Help for those with Learning or Physical Disabilities


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Personal Experiences:

Dare Take Risks! A personal narrative on using your physical limitations to find your purpose in life by Stephen Hopson. Essay also appears in Chicken Soup for the College Soul.

Succeeding Despite Invisible Handicaps – "Gil Meyers" story – a first person experience from someone with a learning disability.

Tips for Students on Medications – Hints compiled by recent adult student Kate Stephens.

Disabled Student Resources Online

Visit the Resources for Persons with Learning or Physical Disabilities section of our links page. Below are some of the resources that have alternative contact information:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association:
http://www.add.org
Site is full of great stuff, specifically, Article "TIPS for Transitioning to College" has some good info.
ADDA
15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: 856-439-9099 (toll call to New Jersey).

Disabilityinfo.gov:

http://www.disability.gov
Federal site part of the First.gov public information sites. Most services are referred to local agencies. Look in your local "blue" pages for information relevant to your location.
1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636/voice and TTY)
Social Security Administration phone: 1-800-772-1213

Disaboom Jobs: Job search site especially for persons with disabilities.

http://www.disaboomjobs.com
Plus an informational article on SSI Employment Support.
Disaboom, Inc.
7730 E. Belleview Avenue, Suite A306
Denver, CO 80111
720-407-6530 (Toll call to Colorado)

Program for Advancement of Learning from Curry College:

http://www.curry.edu/Academics/LD+Program+%28PAL%29
"The nation’s premier support program for college students with learning disabilities."
PAL Program
Curry College
1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA 02186
617-333-0500 (Toll call to Massachusetts)

LD Online Technology Resources:
http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/technology

A ton of resources. Also use their search box and enter the term "college." Sponsored through WETA Public Television of Washington, DC.
LD OnLine
WETA Public Television
2775 S. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22206
703-998-2600 (Toll call to Virginia)

New! Learning Differences:
http://www.learningdifferences.com

Provided by the Richard Cooper and the Center for Alternative Learning. Check under "Learning Tools" for some good memory hints and articles.
6 E. Eagle Rd.
Havertown, PA 19083
610-446-6126 (Toll call to Pennsylvania)
800-869-8336 (toll free)

New! National Associaiton for Adults with Special Learning Needs: "an e-community that offers members a centralized hub of information, professional development, technical assistance, communication on issues and trends, and advocacy initiatives on behalf of adults with special learning needs."

http://www.naasln.org
NAASLN
c/o KOC Member Services
1143 Tidewater Court
Westerville, OH 43082
Toll free: 888-5-NAASLN (888-562-2756)

National Center for Learning Disabilities, LDInfoZone:
http://www.ncld.org/content/view/445/389/
Several pages to check. Some articles are more for traditional students, but helpful none-the less.

http://www.ncld.org/content/view/1019/389 – Transition to College

http://www.ncld.org/content/view/365/341 – Living with AD

381 Park Avenue South Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016
212-545-7510 (Toll call to New York)
or, toll-free: 888-575-7373

WisdomWare: an online business dedicated to helping people with disabilities find and use today’s technologies to succeed in school and career.

http://www.wisdomware.com/
Beaverton, Oregon
888-203-4153 (Toll free)