Online Resources for Students

American Association of People with Disabilities is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.The American Association of People with Disabilities is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.

Black Disabled and Proud has numerous resources for Black or African American students with disabilities. 

Disability History Project is a community history project.

Assistive Technology for Cars: Article by SellMax offers a foray into assistive tech in cars for those who have a disability and require asssitance in vehicles.

Disability Rights Education and Defence Fund: The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.

The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) is a federally-funded project under the U.S. Department of Education that provides information about disability and higher education.

Online Academic Success Videos: Learn techniques and strategies for improving academic learning.

Spring 2016 Disability Climate/Student Town Hall UpdateInteresting climate debate concerning students and town hall.

Service and Support Animals Explained by the Washington Post: Excellent guide and instruction on the various uses of support animals.

Rights and Responsibilities of Students with Disabilities: do you know what your legal rights and responsibilities are as a college student with disabilities?

Self-Advocacy: for many students, it is a new and challenging experience to talk about disability symptoms, ask for help and advocate for one’s needs; check out these tips to learn how you can be a confident and effective self-advocate.

Smithsonian National Museum of American History Disability Exhibit: This website represents what a visitor to the museum would encounter when using one of the kiosks in the physical exhibition. 

Student Stories: read “Day in the Life” stories written by UCSC students with disabilities

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary: As a student with a disability, you need to be well informed about your rights and responsibilities as well as the responsibilities postsecondary schools have toward you.

US Department of Justice Guide to Disability Rights Laws: This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. 

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI): The National Alliance On Mental Illness is a United States-based advocacy group originally founded as a grassroots group by family members of people diagnosed with mental illness. NAMI identifies its mission as being "dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness". Click on the embedded link to learn more.