Student Resources

AccreditedOnlineColleges.org - is a general information website with many resources useful to all people looking to further their education. The site discusses the offline and online educational paths one can follow to obtain a degree from an accredited institution.


Article: Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education - is an article that discusses information about arranging accommodations, choosing a secondary school and has other valuable resource links.
http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/resources/accredited-online-colleges-and-disability-education/

ASAN - The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people. ASAN's supporters include Autistic adults and youth, cross-disability advocates, and non-autistic family members, professionals, educators and friends. ASAN was created to provide support and services to individuals on the autism spectrum while working to educate communities and improve public perceptions of autism. Our activities include public policy advocacy, community engagement to encourage inclusion and respect for neurodiversity, quality of life oriented research, and the development of Autistic cultural activities. We provide information about autism to the public through the Autism NOW National Resource and Information Center and currently have several other active projects.

Cheap Online Colleges : The site provides a comprehensive and informative resource that allows you to search for colleges and their respective tuition. This type of information is very valuable to today's students who are not only dealing with a more competitive higher ed environment, but also with the rising costs associated with them

Do-It : Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology- The international DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities and the use of computer and networking technologies to increase their independence, productivity, and participation in education and careers.

Explore

What is this about? Explore is a philanthropic based media that displays the selfless acts of others, creates a gateway into the soul of humanity, and inspires learning for life. This site provides a gallery of films, photos, and live cams for various educational purposes.

My Study Bar

What is this about? The EduApps Family covers a range of user requirements to support teaching and learning, so users can choose the App that best fits his or her needs. The techniques covered include reading, writing, planning and literacy. There are also sources available for different types of learners, including learners with visual difficulties and inclusive settings.

Online College Courses : This site is a free and comprehensive resource that is a collection of open college courses that span videos, audio lectures, and notes given by professors at Harvard, Princeton and MIT. It aggregates the best available opencourseware for students and professionals, all in a conveniently searchable online courseware platform.

SAT Test Prep

This website will helps students prepare for the SAT by giving free practice tests. The questions that are on the sample test will be similar to the tests you will experience as part of the college application process. The questions are arranged into mini practice tests with each practice test providing a score card at the end. There are also explanations to the questions you get wrong so that you can learn from your mistakes.

Spelling Software

What is this about? Spelling City is a great site for students, teachers, and parents! To begin with, it provides students with a fun way (i.e., games) to study their vocabulary words, essentially making spelling fun. For teachers, Spelling City is a wonderful source to help make spelling and vocabulary a subject that students will love. Below is a list of ways this site can assist teachers in the classroom.\

Universal Design for Learning Tech Toolkit

What is this about? This website is a resource of resources. Educators and parents can select between study skill tools, graphic organizers, math tools, speech-to-text, writing tools and more. Each link provides numerous different resources for each category, including productivity tools and games. This site is parent, teacher and student friendly!

Visuword Online Graphical Dictionary

What is this about? Visuwords Online Graphical Dictionary is a website where you could look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs) and concepts! It can be a dictionary or a thesaurus. Whatever it is used as, it is a great source for writers, journalists, students, teachers, and artists. The best part about it is that it is free!

We Connect Now

What is this about? This website is used as a resource by institutions of higher learning and has been linked to by colleges, universities and groups serving people with disabilities in 50 state and at least 9 countries. The main function of this website is to connect and integrate college students with disabilities as a virtual community with a voice on important issues.

Resources regarding Students with High Incidence Disabilities

The National Center on Learning DisabilitiesThe National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life.

Resources regarding Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

American Foundation for the Blind

AFB is a national non-profit organization that focuses on expanding the possibilities of people with vision loss by increasing access to technology, providing professionals with tools to serve people with vision loss and promoting healthy and independent living.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf

NTID is a college of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), was created by Congress in 1965 to offer post-secondary technical education to students with hearing loss. Today, more than 1,350 deaf, hard-of-hearing and interpreting students study, live and socialize on the RIT campus with more than 14,000 hearing students, making NTID truly a college like no other. More than 125 sign language interpreters also work at RIT; and 90,000 hours of note taking, captioning and tutoring each year make it one of the most accessible colleges for students with hearing loss anywhere. NTID’s Center on Access Technology investigates, evaluates and reports on the most effective and efficient use of access technologies and trains individuals in their use to benefit students with hearing loss in college. It is the first and only organization in the world dedicated to advancing acces technologies for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) is a Federal advisory committee that coordinates all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Through its inclusion of both Federal and public members, the IACC helps to ensure that a wide range of ideas and perspectives are represented and discussed in a public forum.