Resources

College Resources for Students with Disabilities Guidebook

Key elements of the guide include:

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  • A comprehensive overview of the various cognitive, physical, or other types of disabilities students face while attending school
  • Reviews of several technologies and advocate groups available to students who face various disabilities, such as ADD, autism and more
  • Tips and resources to help students transition from college to career

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Community Services Locator Online Directory

The Community Services Locator is an online directory that helps families find national, state, and local services in their communities. Services in categories such as health, mental health, family support, parenting, and child care can be found through just a few clicks. The directory also includes a new A-Z Resources and Services Index, which offers another avenue for navigating the locator and the library’s Web site. The Directory can be found at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_community.html

Glossary of terms (105k, PDF): A handy reference sheet to help you decode the maze of acronyms and jargon you encounter.

Questions to ask potential providers.


The Arc of the United States

The Arc is the world’s largest grassroots organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
www.thearc.org


Federal Agencies

U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy
www.dol.gov/odep/

United States Senators representing Ohio

Honorable Sherrod Brown (D)
http://brown.senate.gov

Honorable Rob Portman (R)
http://portman.senate.gov

United States Representatives from Ohio
Visit the House of Representatives’ Web site at www.house.gov


State Agencies and Organizations

Governor
Honorable John R. Kasich
http://governor.ohio.gov/

Ohio State Legislature
http://www.legislature.state.oh.us

State Department of Education, Special Education
Office for Exceptional Children
Ohio Department of Education
http://www.ode.state.oh.us
(search for “exceptional children”)

Programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities,
ages birth through 2
Early Intervention Services
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
http://dodd.ohio.gov/IndividualFamilies/GettingStarted/Pages/default.aspx

Programs for children with disabilities,
ages 3 through 5
Office of Early Childhood
Ohio Department of Education
http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Early-Learning
(search for “ELSR”)

State vocational rehabilitation agency
Rehabilitation Services Commission
http://ohiomeansaccessibility.com/

Ohio Department of Mental Health
http://mha.ohio.gov/

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
http://ddc.ohio.gov/

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
http://ddc.ohio.gov/

Disability Rights Ohio
http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org/

Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps
Ohio Department of Health
https://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/cmh/cwmh/bcmh1.aspx

Great Lakes ADA and Accessible IT Center
University of Illinois/Chicago
Institute on Disability and Human Development
http://www.adagreatlakes.org/

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
University Affiliated Cincinnati
Center for Developmental Disorders
www.cincinnatichildrens.org/affiliates/74/

The Ohio State University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
http://nisonger.osu.edu

Assistive Technology Ohio
www.atohio.org


Disability-Specific Organizations

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
www.chadd.org

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
www.add.org

Autism Society of America
www.autism-society.org

American Foundation for the Blind-Midwest
www.afb.org

Brain Injury Association of Ohio
www.biaoh.org

Cerebral Palsy Association
www.ucpa.org

Epilepsy Foundation
http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Ohio
http://www.namiohio.org/

National Down Syndrome Congress
http://www.ndsccenter.org

National Down Syndrome Society
http://www.ndss.org

Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association (OSLHA)
www.ohioslha.org

Tourette Syndrome Association
www.tsaohio.org

Easter Seals Northeast Ohio
www.eastersealsneo.org

Ohio Family and Children First Initiative
www.ohiofcf.org

VSA Arts of Ohio
www.vsao.org

Catholic Charities Health and Human Services
www.clevelandcatholiccharities.org/


Organizations for Parents

Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
www.ocecd.org

Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)
Ohio Congress of Parents and Teachers
www.ohiopta.org

The National Children’s Advocacy Center
http://www.nationalcac.org/

The Upside of Downs of Greater Cleveland
http://www.theupsideofdowns.org

RedTreehouse
http://www.redtreehouse.org/


Independent Living

To locate the contact information for the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) in your area, contact:
http://www.ohiosilc.org/

To locate the contact information for the Centers for Independent Living (CIL) in your area, contact:
National Council on Independent Living
www.ncil.org