General Education and Disability Resources
ACT Test Administration
P. O. Box 4028
Iowa City, IA 52243
(319) 339-3020 (Fax)
(319) 337-1701 (TT)
ACT (American College Testing) will arrange for individual administration of the ACT assessment for students with physical or perceptual disabilities, given proper documentation of the disability. Individual administrations may be approved, for example, for those who can not attend established test centers, take the tests within the allotted time using regular-type test booklets, or who are confined to hospitals on all scheduled test dates.
Association of Higher Education and Disability
P. O. Box 21192
Columbus, OH 43221-0192
AHEAD is an international, multicultural organization of professionals committed to the full participation in higher education of persons with disabilities. A vital resource, it offers technical assistance, a publication catalog, and a quarterly newsletter sent to its members.Below is a partial list of AHEAD’s Special Interest Group chairpersons. The Special Interest Groups, or SIGs, are focused on major topics about which information sharing, research, legislation monitoring, and educational activities are planned.
Mary Beth Doyle
C.C. of Allegheny County
(412) 237-4612 (V/T)
(412) 237-6563 (fax)
Willing to share her experiences solving the unique problems concerning students with disabilities at community and junior colleges.
University of Tennessee-Memphis
(901) 448-5056 (voice)
(901) 448-7838 (fax)
Willing to help answer questions that graduate and professional students may have in regard to identification, accommodations, licensure and certification issues, transition issues and faculty awareness.
(202) 319-5211 (voice)
(202) 319-5639 (fax)
Willing to answer questions or give suggestions on what she has found helpful when developing accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
SAT Services for Students with Disabilities
P. O. Box 6226
Princeton, NJ 08541-6226
(609) 771-7681 (Fax)
(609) 882-4118 (TT)
Through its Admission Testing Program, the College Board provides special arrangements to minimize the possible effects of disabilities on test performance.
ERIC–Educational Resources Information Center
The ERIC is a nationwide network that acquires, catalogs, summarizes and provides access to education information from all sources. It provides a variety of publications and offers extensive user assistance in special topic areas, such as :ERIC/HE
ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education
George Washington University
One Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1183
(202) 296-8379 (Fax)
HEATH Resource Center
American Council on Education
One Dupont Circle, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036-1193
202-939-9320 or 800-544-3284 (TTY and Voice)
http://www.acenet.edu (go to HEATH Resource Center)
The Higher Education and Adult Training for People with Disabilities (HEATH) Resource Center, funded by Special Education Programs/U.S. Department of Education, operates the National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities. It offers a multitude of topics, including financial aid for students with disabilities, adults with psychiatric disabilities on campus, strategies for advising students with disabilities, and options and accommodations in math and foreign language. Many publications may be downloaded from HEATH’s gopher site (gopher://bobcat-ace.nche.edu).
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009-5728
An association for student affairs administrators in higher education. Provides student affairs professionals and their institutions with professional development programs and guidance on issues affecting student affairs and higher education. Videotape and book on students with disabilities available.
National Education Association (NEA)
1201-16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 833-4000 (voice)
(202) 822-7619 (fax)
The NEA is a large professional employee organization, with more than 2.1 million members, including regular and special education elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, educational support personnel, retired educators, and students preparing to become teachers. NEA lobbies Congress and the Department of Education on federal laws, gathers testimony about the effects of laws, and informs NEA members about implications for them and their students.
National Institute of Art and Disabilities
551 23rd St.
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 620-0326 (fax)
The mission of the National Institute of Art and Disabilities is to provide the freedom to create and add to the fullness of life, both for people with disabilities and for the cultural life of society. NIAD provides an interdisciplinary visual art studio program, professional exhibition of NIAD artists’ work, opportunities for NIAD artists to earn income and recognition, professional training for those interested in the field of art and disabilities, and dissemination of the NIAD model. NIAD operates the Creative Spirit Gallery for exhibition and sale of work by NIAD artists in San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
U.S. Department of Education
330 C St., SW
Washington, DC 20202-2524
(202) 205-8241 (TT)
OSERS’ mission is to provide leadership to ensure full integration and participation in society among people with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, access to and excellence in education, employment, and community living. To achieve this mission, OSERS is divided into three program areas: the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDDR). Each program area supports a variety of projects and initiatives.
Links to the U.S. Dept. of Education web site (http://www.ed.gov) provides access to a wealth of general education information, including publications, grant announcements, and financial assistance.
Note: The information contained in these pages is for educational purposes only, and is not legal advice. Individuals should contact the appropriate legal resources for specific legal advice regarding their particular situations.