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Resources for Students with Disabilities

  • DisabilityInfo.gov: Provides quick and easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits.
  • Social Security Disability Programs
  • Federal Student Aid: Is an office of the U.S. Department of Education, and has a variety of resources available to help blind and visually impaired students fund their education beyond high school.
  • Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
  • Scholarship Opportunities For Students With Disabilities
  • IRS in American Sign Language (ASL): This is the official YouTube channel of the Internal Revenue Service. This channel will feature videos produced by the IRS on various tax administration topics in American Sign Language (ASL). Another federal law that applies to the education of students with disabilities is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). That law is administered by the Office of Special Education Programs in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the U.S. Department of Education. The IDEA and its Individualized Education Program (IEP) provisions do not apply to postsecondary schools.
  • Louisiana Rehabilitation Services' Vocational Rehabilitation Program provides comprehensive rehabilitation services that go far beyond those found in routine job training programs. This frequently includes work evaluation and job readiness services; assessment for and provision of assistive technology, such as customized computer interfaces for persons with physical or sensory disabilities; job counseling services, and medical and therapeutic services.
  • The Advocacy Center is Louisiana's protection and advocacy system. Federal law requires that a protection and advocacy system operate in every state to protect the rights of persons with mental or physical disabilities. The organization is a tax-exempt, private non-profit corporation organized in 1978 and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
  • The Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center promotes the independence of the deaf, the hard of hearing and the multi-handicapped deaf in Louisiana
  • The HEATH Resource Center of The George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities
  • U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy has posted a series of videos which address various topics that will help young people with disabilities navigate the job search process.
 
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