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  • Think College is an initiative of the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. ICI has been a leader in the area of postsecondary education for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities for over ten years. The Think College website is designed to provide resources and strategies for students, families, and professional.
  • Going To College is a resource for teens with disabilities.
  • Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities is a pamphlet, provided by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U. S. Department of Education, explains the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools.
  • Heath Resource Center is an online Clearinghouse On Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities
  • DRS Regional Offices A list of Department of Rehabilitation Services regional offices, and counties served.
  • Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities Scholarships and fellowships for students with disabilities. Be sure to browse the rest of the site also, since some of the more general listings and scholarship databases may contain information relevant to students with disabilities.
  • Project Search provides education, development, and job opportunities at Vanderbilt to people with disabilities. The goal of Project Search is to fill a business need with qualified people who have developmental disabilities.
  • TennesseeWorks is a project of the Tennessee Collaborative for Meaningful Work. The collaborative is comprised of over 20 TN organizations working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Activities are focused on obtaining equal access to employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The website serves as a dissemination communication venue, resource clearinghouse, and gathering place for the collective work of the Collaborative and partners throughout the state.
  • Accredited Online Colleges is a general information website with resources useful to all people looking to further their education. The site discusses the offline and online educational paths one can follow to obtain a degree from an accredited institution. Online postsecondary education is an alternative or supplementary option for individuals with disabilities not taking part in on-campus postsecondary education programs.

Printable Resources


Porter, S. & Freeman, L. (2000).Transition Planning for Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities: Information for Families and Teens.

Newman, L. (2006). Family Expectations and Involvement for Youth with Disabilities. NLTS2 Data Brief. 4(2). Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.

Newman, L. (2005). Family Involvement in the Educational Development of Youth with Disabilities. A Special Topic Report of Findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2). Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.

Post-secondary Students with Disabilities: Becoming the mentor, advocate, and guide your young adult needs. Parent Brief. Promoting Effective Parent Involvement in Secondary Education and Transition. March 2002.

Fialka, J.(2003). Opening New Doors: Transition from High School to College For a Student with a Moderate Disability.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition.(2002). Postsecondary Education Supports & Accommodations.