Support Resources

COCC RESOURCES

Check out the new S.M.A.R.T. Math Lab website
S.M.A.R.T. stands for: S tudents Mastering Algebra through Revolutionary Techniques 
The S.M.A.R.T. Math Lab is the drop-in, instructional lab used by math students currently enrolled in any redesigned math courses. 

Locations:
GRANDVIEW 234 & 235 on the Bend Campus, and at the Redmond Campus as well as other computer labs.
See all locations and hours for S.M.A.R.T. Labs

CENTRAL OREGON RESOURCES


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, go to: 
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
Internet: http://www.ahead.org/.
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.  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
Internet:  http://www.chadd.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home.  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.

3. 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: http://www.cec.sped.org/. The largest international professional organization committed to improving educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

4. 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.

5. 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, http://www.interdys.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
dyslexia.

6. Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) 4156 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349, 412-341-1515 voice, 412-344-0224 FAX, http://www.ldanatl.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.

7. Learning Ally (formerly known as Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic), https://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.

8. 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: http://www.thinkcollege.net/

9. 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

10. MENTAL ILLNESSES, Nami, The National Alliance for Mental Illness, http://www.nami.org/.

11. 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.

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!

Or you can send your General NCWD/Youth questions here.

12. 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. 

13. Bookshare- Books without Barriers -   http://www.bookshare.org/  
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. You’ll also find books for leisure reading. 

14. 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: A Guide for Students with Disabilities.”    http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/spotlight/affordable-colleges-for-students-with-disabilities/ 

15. Online Learning for Students with Disabilities
United States colleges and univerlities which offer comprehensive programs for students with learning disabilities and/ or special needs.
http://www.college-scholarships.com/learning_disabilities.htm

16. Online Colleges Database
An organization focused on providing post-secondary information for students and learners across the world.
http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/online-college-learning-for-students-with-disabilities/

17. 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.
http://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com

18. Cerebral Palsy Group
cerebralpalsygroup.com/cerebral-palsy/



Going to College -  http://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) 


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). 


GraphComm4Deaf -  www.graphcomm4deaf.org 
This is a website created by the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation and NTID to describe the field of graphic communications in terms of job categories, functions, work environments, and educational opportunities. It would be a good tool to share with students interested in this field.


Dear Community,
I am a college student with a learning disability who is enrolled at Louisiana State University.  Last year I attended the conference "Young People For (YP4)" a conference sponsored by the youth organization of People for the American Way".  I received a grant from YP4 to develop a website to serve college students with disabilities in an effort to connect and integrate them more as a virtual community with a voice on important issues. I would like to share the link of the website with you so that you may share it with the students that you serve. The website can be accessed at  http://weconnectnow.wordpress.com/

If you have any events that you would like to share with the larger community of students with disabilities, please contact me so that I can post your event on our website to disseminate and promote your activity.

I thank you for any and all help that you and your office may give me in promoting this project as a service to all college students with learning disabilities.

Sincerely,
Gabriela McCall Delgado

 

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