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Education for People with Disabilities

Reeve Foundation Fact Sheets

Online Resources

180° Medical Scholarship Program
They are honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder.

American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Scholarship Program
The mission of the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is to contribute to national, state, and local efforts to promote health and wellness in people with disabilities and identify effective intervention strategies that reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population. AAHD accomplishes its mission through research, education and advocacy at the national, state and community level.

Association on Higher Education and Disability® (AHEAD)
AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
A membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs.

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)
COSD works with higher education institutions and assists them in developing collaborative relationships between the Disability Services and Career Services offices on campuses.

ChairScholars Foundation
Available to students in every state in the continental U.S., the ChairScholars National Scholarship Program provides eligible high school seniors and college undergrads up to $20,000 for tuition to attend the college or university of their choice.

Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE)
A PACER Center website, provides parents, educators, service providers, and policymakers with important national news and information related to improving educational outcomes for children with disabilities.

FinAid: Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools -- on or off the web.

Going to College
This Web site contains information about living college life with a disability. It's designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities and additional resources that can help you get a head start in planning for college.

HEATH Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center
A collaborative effort among a network of professionals in the areas of disability, counseling, transition and postsecondary education.

Kids' Chance: Educating Children of Injured Workers
Their mission is to fulfill the dreams of these children and help them reach their potential by providing them with educational scholarships, so that they can pursue their dreams of graduating from various institutions of higher education.

Making Headway Foundation: Scholarships
Four Scott J. Reisser Memorial Scholarships, each a one-time $5,000 award, are granted to deserving applicants each year. The Reisser family generously funds two of these scholarships and Making Headway Foundation funds the other two.

Makoa: Education Resources
Contains links to educational resources for people with disabilities, including resources at specific schools.

National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE)
Exists to address issues of technology and disability in education policies and practices to enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE)
Their goals are to increase the participation and inclusion of people with disabilities in the full range of international exchange opportunities.

National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD)
The goal of this center is to provide high quality evidence-based technical assistance to help states build and implement sustainable programs and best practices that will yield positive results in dropout prevention, reentry and school completion for students with disabilities.

Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship Program
Monetary scholarship to assist Paralyzed Veterans members and their families so that they may achieve their goals in the academic arena.

Through the Looking Glass
A nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.

U.S. Dept. of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
Committed to the broad values of Inclusion, Equity and Opportunity for infants, toddlers, children, youth and adults with disabilities to actively participate in all aspects of life.

U.S. Dept. of Education's Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students With Disabilities
Offers a compilation of current information that will move states forward in improving results for all students with disabilities.

We Connect Now
Dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.

Online Resources for Undocumented Students

FinAid: Financial Aid and Scholarships for Undocumented Students
Providing a neutral, objective and comprehensive summary of this topic.

Get Ready for College: Resources for Undocumented Students
Information on state and federal grants, scholarships and tuition policies at Minnesota schools.

Paralysis Resource Center's Lending Library

The Paralysis Resource Center's Lending Library contains many books and videos that are available for free loan. Search the catalog here.

Download this fact sheet as a PDF.

The information contained on this webpage is presented for the purpose of educating and informing you about paralysis and its effects. Nothing contained in this message should be construed nor is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider. Should you have any health care related questions, please call or see your physician or other qualified health care provider promptly. Always consult with your physician or other qualified health care provider before embarking on a new treatment, diet or fitness program. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this message.

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The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time. International callers use 973-467-8270. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90PR3001, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.