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Useful Disability Related Websites

ACEnet

American Council on Education provides leadership and a unified voice on key higher education issues

ADA

American Disabilities Act homepage

Easter Seals

Provides assistance to individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families

HEATH

Online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities

Know-the-ADA

Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities (AOAD) provides general information about the ADA and disability information and resources for individuals with disabilities, parents, educators and others

National Council on Disability

Independent federal agency that promotes disability policies in many arenas, including education, transportation, homeland security, emergency preparedness, international disability rights, employment, foster youth with disabilities, vocational rehabilitation, livable communities, and crime victims with disabilities

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

State agency that assists veterans, their family members and survivors

Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

State agency that assists people with disabilities to gain, maintain, and advance in employment

Microsoft Accessibility

Information and tools for accessibility in Microsoft products

Washington Assistive Technology Act Program

Assistive technology resources for individuals with disabilities

American Council of the Blind American Foundation for the Blind American Printing House

Non-profit organization that creates educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.

SightConnection

(Formerly Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted) Enhancing the ability of people with vision loss to lead active lives.

Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB)

State rehabilitation agency that offers assistance to persons who are blind or visually impaired.

Hearing Loss Association of America

PEPNet

(Post-Secondary Education Programs Network) Advancing educational opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Washington State Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH), DSHS

State agency that provides services to the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind communities.

GettingHired

Careers and Community for People with Disabilities

DO-IT Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology

DO-IT serves to increase the successful participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs such as those in science, engineering, mathematics, and technology. Primary funding for DO-IT is provided by the National Science Foundation, the State of Washington, and the U.S. Department of Education.

ADDA

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association

CHADD

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Know-the-ADA

A Parent's Resource Guide to Learning Disorders and other disability information is available on the AOAD (Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities) website

National Center for Learning Disabilities LDA

Learning Disabilities Association of America

ADAA

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

NAMI

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

NIMH

National Institute of Mental Health

NMHA

National Mental Health Association

Financial Aid

through Olympic College (internal link)

CAST

Non-profit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design or Learning

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

Strategies, guidelines, resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities