COCC FREE RESOURCES
Career Services: What do I want to study?
- Choosing a major
- Preparing for job search (resume building, interview skills, etc.)
- Identifying skills and interests to match with potential courses of study and career options
Advising: Can I register for courses? Which courses do I want/need to register for?
- Selecting your courses for each term
- Planning out your long term degree/certificate program
- Mapping out and tracking your COCC timeline and progress according to your educational goals
- Connecting you with your assigned advisor
Personal Counseling: Who do I confidentially talk to about my stress?
- Talking with someone on topics such as emotional support, academic stress, mental health, etc.
- Having a confidential space
Tutoring Center: Do I need additional support to keep up with my courses?
- Tutoring in many subjects
- Help with homework or preparing for a test
Writing Center: Am I doing well on tests?
- Writing skills support for any writing assignment for any course
- Additional Reading and study skills support for all academic classes
Computer Labs: How do I log into all of my COCC accounts?
- Unlocking COCC accounts and resetting passwords
- Technical support for connectivity issues (wireless, etc.)
- Downloading free technology (Microsoft Office, etc.)
E-Learning & Academic Technology: How do I navigate Blackboard?
- Technical Support for Blackboard
- Online orientation and academic technology support
Financial Aid: What happens to my financial aid if I add/drop a course?
- How to apply for financial aid
- Exploring other financial support opportunities
Student Life: How do I get involved in the COCC Community to meet others?
- Connecting with community resources (housing, food, etc.)
- Connecting with COCC campus life, getting involved and having fun
Library: Where can I go to study and do classwork?
- Finding topics and resources with librarian help- drop in or by appointment
- Checking out technology (iPads, Chromebooks, etc.) and course materials (textbooks, graphing calculators, etc.)
- Studying in a quiet place or with others in a group study room
SNAP Training and Employment Program (STEP): Is my class performance being affected by difficulties like affording class materials and supplies, food, housing, or other barriers?
- Receiving assistance to overcome financial barriers to education
- Coaching services for career and college readiness
- Helping Students With Disabilities Successfully Transition to College 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.
- Assignment Calculator- Plug in your due date for an assignment and this website from the University of Minnesota will plan out your timeline and the steps for completion. If you create a log in, you can even receive text message reminders for each step.
- Technology Resources tab on the left side of this department webpage has other helpul sites to visit.
CENTRAL OREGON RESOURCES
- Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) -www.coic2.org
- Abilitree - Growing Abilities for Independence - www.abilitree.org
- Bend Vocational Rehabilitation - www.oregon.gov/DHS/Offices/
- Bridges Oregon - www.bridgesoregon.org
- Human Dignity Coalition - www.humandignitycoalition.org
- Lutheran Community Services - Young Adult Hub Brochure (pdf)
- Mobility Unlimited - www.mobilityunlimited.org
- Central Oregon Coalition on Access (COCA) - Meetings are open to public and held on the second Tuesday of each month, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the Deschutes County Services Building, DeArmond Room, 1300 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR 97703.
STATE OF OREGON RESOURCES
- Oregon Senior & Disabled Services Division (SDSD)
- Oregon Advocacy Center
- Oregon Bureau of Labor, Civil Rights Division
- Oregon Disabilities Commission's ADA and Disability Technical Assistance Center
- Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP)
- Oregon Commission for the Blind
- Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation
- Oregon State Library - Talking Book and Braille Services
- Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS)
For a list of housing/apartments in Central Oregon, please visit:
Student Life - Off Campus Housing
OTHER RESOURCES AND ORGANIZATIONS
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 https://cerebralpalsygroup.com
- Cerebral Palsy Guide https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/
- Cerebral Pasly Guidance www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com
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: www.chadd.org. 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: www.cec.sped.org. 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, www.acenet.edu. 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, dyslexiaida.org. 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, ldaamerica.org. 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), www.learningally.org. 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.
9. THINK COLLEGE.NET
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: www.thinkcollege.net
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 http://www.ncset.org/teleconferences/transcripts/2004_03.asp
11. MENTAL ILLNESSES, Nami, The National Alliance for Mental Illness, www.nami.org.
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. TripToCollege.org - http://triptocollege.org/
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 - www.bookshare.org/cms/
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
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. EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases
An organization that helps empower the rare disease patient community on a variety of supports, including opportunities for educational scholarships.
19. Going to College - www.going-to-college.org 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 http://www.law.georgetown.edu/archiveada/documents/ComparisonofADAandADAAA.pdf This chart might be helpful in understanding the changes in the ADA, As Amended (ADAA).
21. National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability - http://www.ncwd-youth.info/
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 - https://weconnectnow.wordpress.com/
23. Visually Impaired - www.accreditedschoolsonline.org Helping students with visual impairments.
24. Disability Resources for College Students - www.learnhowtobecome.org Resources for students with disabilities