Disability Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center:
  • http://askjan.org/links/adalinks.htm ADA statute, regulations, ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines), federally reviewed tech sheets, and other assistance document:
American Council of the Blind:
  • http://www.acb.org/  The American Council of the Blind strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired individuals by: serving as a representative national organization of the blind; elevating the social, economic and cultural levels of persons who are blind; improving educational and rehabilitation facilities and opportunities; cooperating with the public and private institutions and organizations concerned with blind services; encouraging and assisting all blind persons to develop their abilities and conducting a public education program to promote greater understanding of blindness and the capabilities of blind individuals.
Asperger's/Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Click here for faculty FAQ's - Frequently asked questions and answers to assist UNCW faculty when working with students with Asperger's/Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Click here to for additional links to online sources and a video to assist faculty or staff who may be working with students with Asperger's/Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD):
  • http://www.ahead.org/    The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) is an international, multicultural organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities.
Cape Fear Healthy Minds: 
  • http://www.capefearhealthyminds.org/index.cgi  The Mental Health Association in NC, Cape Fear Chapter is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and eliminating discrimination against individuals with mental disorders. This web site as a place to find local providers of mental health care services, community resources and mental health information. 
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD): 
  • http://www.chadd.org/  Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501 (c) (3) ) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. In addition to our informative Web site, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD.  
Council for Exceptional Children: 
  • http://www.cec.sped.org/am/template.cfm?section=Home   The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
disABLEDperson, Inc: 
  • www.disABLEDperson.com  A portal for college grads with disabilities! disABLEDperson, Inc. is a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities find employment. This occurs through the online recruitment program and through cooperative agreements with other mainstream employment services. We are proud to announce the addition of our new service for students with disabilities who have or are close to obtaining a college degree.We are working alongside employers to secure job postings for these graduates.
EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information): 
  • http://people.rit.edu/easi/ EASI's mission is to serve as a resource to the education community by providing information and guidance in the area of access-to-information technologies for individuals with disabilities.
The Faculty Room (DO-IT, sponsored by The University of Washington): 
  • http://www.washington.edu/doit/Faculty/    The Faculty Room includes comprehensive information on topics such as:
    • Academic accommodations
    • Universal design of instruction
    • Equal access to computer technology and the Web
    • Rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities and faculty
JAN (Job Accommodation Network):   
  • http://askjan.org/   JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of employees with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, individuals with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities and related subjects. 
National Rehabilitation Association: 
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology:   
  • http://www.ntid.rit.edu/   The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) is the world's first and largest technological college for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. 
North Carolina Association of Higher Education and Disability (NC AHEAD): 

http://www.ahead.org/affiliates/north-carolina    The North Carolina Association on Higher Education and Disability is a professional organization whose purpose is to promote communication among professionals in post secondary education in order to improve the development and implementation of services to persons with disabilities.  

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) Guide to Accessible N.C. Travel Destinations for People with Disabilities:
The Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNET): 
  • http://www.pepnet.org/   PEPNet's national network of regional centers provides resources, information, in-service training, and expertise to enhance educational opportunities for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. 
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic: 
  • http://www.rfbd.org/ For 60 years, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), a national nonprofit, volunteer organization, has been the leading producer of accessible audiobooks for students with disabilities such as visual impairment or dyslexia that make reading standard print difficult or impossible.  
Regional Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers [DBTACs] REGION IV:   
  • http://www.sedbtac.org/ Your regional resource for the Americans with Disabilities Act (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)  
Seahawk Perch:   
United Cerebral Palsy Association:   
  • http://www.ucp.org/ United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) has been committed to change and progress for persons with disabilities. Founded in 1949, the national organization and its nationwide network of affiliates strive to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every facet of society—from the Web to the workplace, from the classroom to the community. As one of the largest health charities in America, the mission of United Cerebral Palsy is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of individuals with disabilities through an affiliate network.

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