Disability Resources

  • Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center provides ADA statutes, regulations, ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines), federally reviewed tech sheets, and other assistance.
  • American Council of the Blind strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired individuals by: serving as a representative national organization of the blind; elevating the social, economic and cultural levels of persons who are blind; improving educational and rehabilitation facilities and opportunities; cooperating with the public and private institutions and organizations concerned with blind services; encouraging and assisting all blind persons to develop their abilities and conducting a public education program to promote greater understanding of blindness and the capabilities of blind individuals.
  • Asperger's/Autism Spectrum Disorder:
  • The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) is an international, multicultural organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities.
  • Cape Fear Healthy Minds is the Mental Health Association in NC. The Cape Fear Chapter is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and eliminating discrimination against individuals with mental disorders. This web site as a place to find local providers of mental health care services, community resources and mental health information. 
  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD), is a national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501 (c) (3) ) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. In addition to our informative Web site, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD.  
  • The Council for Exceptional Children is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
  • disABLEDperson, Inc. is a portal for college grads with disabilities! disABLEDperson, Inc. is a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities find employment. This occurs through the online recruitment program and through cooperative agreements with other mainstream employment services. We are proud to announce the addition of our new service for students with disabilities who have or are close to obtaining a college degree.We are working alongside employers to secure job postings for these graduates.
  • The Faculty Room (DO-IT, sponsored by The University of Washington) includes comprehensive information on topics such as:
    • Academic accommodations
    • Universal design of instruction
    • Equal access to computer technology and the Web
    • Rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities and faculty
  • JAN's (Job Accommodation Network) mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of employees with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, individuals with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities and related subjects.  
  • The National Rehabilitation Association provides advocacy, awareness and career advancement for professionals in the fields of rehabilitation. 
  • The National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology is the world's first and largest technological college for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. 
  • The Postsecondary Education Programs Network's (PEPNET)  national network of regional centers provides resources, information, in-service training, and expertise to enhance educational opportunities for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.  
  • For 60 years, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, a national nonprofit, volunteer organization, has been the leading producer of accessible audiobooks for students with disabilities such as visual impairment or dyslexia that make reading standard print difficult or impossible.   
  • Regional Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers [DBTACs] REGION IV is the regional resource for the Americans with Disabilities Act for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.  
  • The Seahawk Perch provides support for UNCW students (Graduate students, non-traditional students, and Military Affiliated students).  
  • United Cerebral Palsy Association has been committed to change and progress for persons with disabilities. Founded in 1949, the national organization and its nationwide network of affiliates strive to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every facet of society—from the Web to the workplace, from the classroom to the community. As one of the largest health charities in America, the mission of United Cerebral Palsy is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of individuals with disabilities through an affiliate network.
  • Woodburn Press is an educational publishing company that provides resources for students and parents. Their resources focus on academic skills, student success, career planning, college preparation, and parent involvement. Contact UNCW's Disability Resource Center at 910.962.7555 for login information.

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