Support Resources

Check out this website called Helping Students With Disabilities Successfully Transition to College that provides tips, techniques, and actual fillable and printable templates that help with time management, reading, and lots more!  It also helps explain the differences between K-12 and post-secondary accommodations.


Link to resources:  Tutoring and Testing

  • Drop-in tutoring in a centralized tutoring center with CRLA trained tutors (best practice).
  • One-on-one tutoring in specific subjects (CIS, for example) on 4 campuses
  • Lab-based tutoring in high-end labs for CTE/Professional certs (GIS, for example). Used when software licenses are expensive.
  • Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) in Sciences and occasionally Calculus – a one-off from Supplemental Instruction where tutors are trained in Socratic method and run study sessions right before or after class. PASS leaders are trained to be passive in class, serving as a role model and then lead a session where they never answer a question directly, but build on group knowledge through various activities to hammer home concepts. (POGIL in Chemistry led to PASS in Tutoring). Science Tutor Coordinator and Director of Tutoring trained in SI in 2013 and certified through the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
  • Embedded tutors who serve as curriculum disseminators for other tutors when a new course is added to the list in a program tutors support.
  • The Jim Stedman workshop method in the northern district. ASCOCC provides food, charismatic faculty member/tutor provides workshop on parts of speech and everyone becomes more literate.
  • On-line tutoring through the Western eTutoring Consortium to expand access to subjects offered face-to-face .
  • Math tutoring alongside of math faculty’s office hours (Bend campus only) in Math Building (Grandview).
  • Co-Train IT tech classroom support aids as CRLA tutors and schedule tutoring on northern district campuses close to the time of the streamed class.

Link to resource:  Writing Center

  • Drop in assistance so there is no appointment needed
  • One on One help through the entire writing process
  • Any writing assignment for any COCC course can be brought in for help
  • Reading, Writing and Study Skills support for any COCC course



For a list of housing/apartments in Central Oregon, please visit:
Student Life - Off Campus Housing


Disability Rights, Education, Activism and Mentoring (DREAM) student group at the National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) is proud to announce:

Disabled & Proud 2018: Leading Change

October 11-13, 2018

Disabled & Proud is a conference for all undergraduate, graduate, and auditing college students with disabilities.  Students with any type of disability are welcome, including those who are culturally Deaf, students with mental health conditions or chronic illnesses, and those with ADHD, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities.  Students in transition programs with intellectual and developmental disabilities are also invited to participate.  There are no age restrictions.  Nondisabled college student allies and prospective college students with disabilities may join us, but this is a conference for students and is *not* for K-12 teachers, professionals, faculty, disability services providers, or parents, unless they are small group leaders, sponsors, or exhibitors.

Each day of the conference will feature online keynotes, small group discussions, presentations, and films.  We'll even have an online "exhibit hall" where  you can learn about resources across the U.S.  Students will develop leadership skills and strategies to create campus change while networking with other students from across the U.S.  To be sure the conference is available to everyone at a low cost (and no travel), the entire conference will be online.Registration and details about the conference schedule will be available June 1, 2018.  Additional details and pre-registration for updates is available now at

1. Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
P.O. Box 21191, Columbus, OH 43221-0192
614-488-4972 voice/TTY; 614-488-1174 FAX
An excellent organization to contact for individuals with disabilities who are planning to attend college and who will need special accommodations. Numerous training programs, workshops, publications, and conferences.

2. Cerebral Palsy Support

Cerebral Palsy Group

Cerebral Palsy Guide

3. Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (C.H.A.D.D.)
499 Northwest 70th Avenue, Suite 101, Plantation, FL 33317
954-587-3700 voice, 800-233-4050 voice, 954-587-4599 FAX
Web: CHADD is a national organization with over 32,000 members and more than 500 chapters nationwide that provides support and information for parents who have children with ADD and adults with ADD.

4. Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1589, 703-620-3660 voice, 703-264-9446 TTY, 703-264-9494 FAX, Internet: The largest international professional organization committed to improving educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

5. HEATH Resource Center, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036-1193, 202-939-9320 voice, 800-54-HEATH voice/TTY, 202-833-4760 FAX, A clearinghouse of information on topics related to postsecondary education and disabilities. Publishes an annual resource directory.

6. International Dyslexia Association (IDA), 8600 LaSalle Road, Suite 382, Baltimore, MD 21204-6020, 410-296-0232 voice, 800-ABCD-123 for Messages, 410-321-5069 FAX, The IDA is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of learning disabilities and dyslexia. For nearly 50 years, the IDA has been helping individuals with dyslexia, their families, teachers, physicians, and researchers to better understand

7. Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) 4156 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349, 412-341-1515 voice, 412-344-0224 FAX, LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. LDA has more than 600 local chapters and affiliates in 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. LDA seeks to educate individuals with learning disabilities and their parents about the nature of the disability and inform them of their rights.

8. Learning Ally (formerly known as Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic), Learning Ally is recognized as the nation's leading educational lending library of academic and professional textbooks on audio tape from elementary through post-graduate and professional levels. Students with print disabilities can request cassette or diskette versions of books and order 4-track tape players.

A new website has been designed to help students with cognitive disabilities make attending college a reality instead of a dream. This website will serve as a repository of links and other information exploring the many opportunities that are now becoming more readily available. To access the website, go to:

10. SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES INTO POST SECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES The transcript from NCSET's teleconference,"Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities to Transition and Participate in Post Secondary Education" is available at

11. MENTAL ILLNESSES, Nami, The National Alliance for Mental Illness,

12. NCWD/Youth is your source for information about employment and youth with disabilities. Our partners - experts in disability, education, employment, and workforce development - strive to ensure you will be provided with the highest quality, most relevant information available.

13. -
This is a website created for students in Indiana to plan for college. It has some really good info, including timelines going all the back to Kindergarten, that can be applied to students in any state.

14. Bookshare- Books without Barriers -
Students, how do you like to read? Bookshare books go everywhere. Read them any time and any way you want!
With over 170,000 titles in the collection and more added every month, you'll find the books you need for your courses.  also find books for leisure reading.
15. Affordable Colleges Online: College Guide for Students with Disabilities
An organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students and their families, they have recently published a new resource for students with disabilities, titled Making College Affordable: Affordable Colleges for Students with Disabilities

Financial Aid Guide for Students with Disabilities

16. Online Learning for Students with Disabilities
United States colleges and universities which offer comprehensive programs for students with learning disabilities and/ or special needs. Colleges with programs for students with disabilities

17. Online Colleges Database
An organization focused on providing post-secondary information for students and learners across the world.

18. Cerebral Palsy Guidance
Cerebral Palsy Guidance is an educational support website dedicated to providing parents with detailed information on a complex condition of cerebral palsy.

19. Going to College - This new website contains information about living college life with a disability. It is designed for high school students. The site provides video clips, activities, and resources that can help them get a head start in planning for college. Video interviews with college students with disabilities offer a way to hear firsthand from students with disabilities who have been successful. Modules include activities that will help students explore more about themselves, learn what to expect from college, and equip them with important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college. Going to College is funded by a grant with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (#H324M030099A)

20. Comparison of the ADA (as construed by the courts) and the ADA, As Amended This chart might be helpful in understanding the changes in the ADA, As Amended (ADAA).

21. National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability -
Navigating the road to work for youth transitioning to adulthood can be challenging, so it's useful to have guidance. Read about The Guideposts for Success and how they can help steer families, institutions, and youth themselves through the transition process. Do you have NCWD/Youth questions? Send them directly to our experts and get answers!

22. We Connect Now - 

23. Visually Impaired - Helping students with visual impairments.

24. Disability Resources for College Students - Resources for students with disabilities