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22 08, 2018

Outside the Box College Accommodations for Students with Mental Health Disabilities

2018-08-22T16:41:38-05:00

Students who have a mental health condition may need additional support to help them do the best they can in school and work. The “Americans with Disabilities Act” (ADA) entitles students with disabilities, like mental health conditions, to get academic help with academic accommodations and other legal rights. Most schools are used to providing typical accommodations such as: note taker, extra time for assignments, and assistive technology for students of many different disabilities. Yet, the challenges of having a mental health condition are unique. These tips will help you to think “outside-the-box” to get the educational accommodations that help you with [...]

Outside the Box College Accommodations for Students with Mental Health Disabilities2018-08-22T16:41:38-05:00
11 07, 2018

The Path to Independence: Mobile Apps to Support Transition-Age Youth

2018-07-11T14:21:45-05:00

Many free and low-cost mobile apps are available to support transition-age youth with disabilities as they embark on their journey towards post-secondary education, job training, employment, and independent living. This PACER Center guide lists mobile apps that have been reviewed by parents and professionals and found to be useful and well-designed. […]

The Path to Independence: Mobile Apps to Support Transition-Age Youth2018-07-11T14:21:45-05:00
1 06, 2018

Be Like the Cool Kids

2018-07-23T14:36:27-05:00

Image matters, or at least we think so in high school. From the stars of the most recent Netflix series to the kids that sit at the “cool kid table” in the cafeteria, image matters.  Although many of us as adults recognize that being cool is not everything, to a teenager it is. But what happens when it’s impossible to find cool kids like you?  Is it possible to be both disabled and cool?  Or, in order to be cool, do we need to “pass” as nondisabled? Growing up, I was never one of the cool kids, even though I tried [...]

Be Like the Cool Kids2018-07-23T14:36:27-05:00
29 05, 2018

Making My Way through College

2018-07-23T14:37:48-05:00

Making My Way through College is a guide for any student pursuing a degree or other type of credential (e.g., certification, license) at a two-year or four-year community college, college, or university. You will find information on a variety of topics relevant to preparing for and succeeding in college and transitioning from college into the world of work. Much of the information provided is relevant to all students, but the primary focus of the guide is on navigating the college experience for students with disabilities or those who think they may have a disability. […]

Making My Way through College2018-07-23T14:37:48-05:00
13 02, 2018

Tips for Teens: Use Your IEP Meetings to Learn How to Advocate for Yourself

2018-02-13T09:21:43-06:00

Self-advocacy is a key step in becoming an adult. It means looking out for yourself, telling people what you need, and knowing how to take responsibility. No one is born knowing these skills. Everyone has to learn them. Ready to begin learning? Here is some great information that can start you on your way. […]

Tips for Teens: Use Your IEP Meetings to Learn How to Advocate for Yourself2018-02-13T09:21:43-06:00
9 01, 2018

Advances in Technology Make Driving More Accessible for Individuals with Disabilities

2018-07-23T14:26:32-05:00

Only the ability to drive a vehicle can make unlimited freedom of travel possible. This is particularly true for a person with a disability. Advances in technology have made private vehicle travel attainable, and even more preferable. More and more, persons with a disability are able to modify their vehicles and obtain an adaptive driver’s license to enhance their independence. Driving allows persons with a disability to participate in activities when, where and how they want to without having to depend on others for transportation. It basically heightens a person’s ability to live life by his or her own plan. [...]

Advances in Technology Make Driving More Accessible for Individuals with Disabilities2018-07-23T14:26:32-05:00

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