Youth with Disabilities: Education & Transition
- The pages for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) include information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which requires that a free and appropriate public education be provided to children with certain types of disabilities.
- The pages for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) include information on how the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act apply in educational settings, including institutions of higher education. Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities offers advice on transitioning to college. The publication is also available in Spanish: Preparación para la educación postsecundaria para los estudiantes con discapacidades: Conozca sus derechos y responsabilidades.
- The pages for the Office for Federal Student Aid (FSA) include information on various financial aid programs, including grants, loans, and work-study programs.
This site from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is designed to help young people with disabilities learn about and prepare for college life. Students with disabilities share experiences and strategies for success through video clips and interviews, and various activities help students establish and reach their goals for higher education.
This site provides information, resources, and tools on various college options for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
CLE is a post-secondary support service program for students with various types of learning disabilities. The program offers intensive academic, independent living skills, and social skills support to students who are enrolled in nearby colleges and universities. There are several sites around the country, including one in the Washington, DC area.
This site includes information about scholarships and fellowships for students with disabilities.
This directory includes information about a variety of financial aid opportunities.
This organization offers information about distance learning opportunities, including information on scholarships and financial assistance for students with disabilities, resources for students with disabilities, a guide to student mental health, and more.
The HEATH Resource Center is a national clearinghouse on post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities.
AHEAD offers resources and answers common questions that students and parents have about going to college.
The Center works to improve transition planning, services, and post-school outcomes for youth with disabilities.
The Center coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities.