College Websites and Publications

College Information for Students with Disabilities

A helpful blog full of information about going to college. Includes resources specifically for students with disabilities:
http://www.collegescholarships.org/blog/2012/10/09/information-for-students-with-disabilities/

“College and Disability: Student Feud” video

High School student parody spin-off on the classic game show: Family Feud. Students are teamed up against one another in this three question show-down to prove which team has more knowledge about the expectations of college life and what rights you have as a student with a disability attending college, tech school, or community college:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYlIRKyKRAo

A Guide to College for Students with Disabilities

A collection of resources for students with disabilities for your reference:
www.1800wheelchair.com/news/post/guide-to-college-for-students-w-disabilities.aspx

Disability-Friendly Colleges: A Guide for Students with Physical Disabilities

An online college guide for students with physical disabilities containing interactive charts of the most disability friendly colleges and profiles of the colleges that provide services necessary for students with physical disabilities to live on campus.
www.disabilityfriendlycolleges.com

Going to College

An interactive site to help you learn about everything you need to know about college. Includes tips from other students with disabilities and videos about college life.
www.going-to-college.org/

Think College

This site helps students with cognitive disabilities and their families think about what options they have for college.
www.thinkcollege.net

NEW! “Think College!” video

Recently, a film crew from Think College in Boston came to Edgewood College in Madison , WI to feature Cutting Edge student Claire Bible in their production. They were so impressed with many of the students in the Cutting Edge that they eventually interviewed everyone. This is the short version of the video that will come out later this year. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6M8FpIFCnw

Campus Tours

Tour a campus from your computer!
www.campustours.com

Succeeding in College and at Work: Students with Disabilities Tell Their Stories

Four video interviews with college students with disabilities. The students share strategies to successfully stay in school, graduate and get jobs. Students reveal their struggles with self-reporting their disability, and negotiating accommodations in school and at work.
http://adaptiveenvironments.org/neada/site/student_videos

College is Possible

This site helps motivate middle and high school students to go to college.
www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=CIP1

Transition to College

Information and resources on college options for students with cognitive disabilities.
www.transitiontocollege.net

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Through the Same Door

This inspiring film documents the new movement of fully inclusive education by exploring Micah’s desire for a life without boundaries. As a high school student, Micah wanted the college experience and he got it, but he had a long fight ahead of him. See how he did it!
http://throughthesamedoor.com/

PEOPLE Program

A pre-college program for students of color and low-income students, most of whom are the first in their families to potentially attend college. The program prepares you to apply, be successfully admitted and enroll at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. PEOPLE accepts highly motivated students into a rigorous program to build study skills, explore and strengthen academic and career interests, and gain a positive experience on a world-class campus.
www.peopleprogram.wisc.edu

Midwest Alliance

The Midwest Alliance strives to increase the involvement and level of success of students with disabilities completing postsecondary degrees, and entering careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Three main ways to help you reach your goals include mentoring, internships and enrichment camps/special events and STEM exploration.
http://stemmidwest.org

PEPNet

The purpose of PEPNet-Midwest is to increase and improve secondary and postsecondary educational opportunities for individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
www.pepnet.org/midwest/

EntryPoint!

EntryPoint! offers outstanding internship opportunities for students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business.
http://ehrweb.aaas.org/entrypoint/

Education Quest

A college planning website for youth and their parents.
www.educationquest.org/index.asp

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College Publications

Transition of Students with Disabilities to Postsecondary Education: A Guide for High School Educators

This guide answers many questions students with disabilities and their families have about self-advocacy in post-secondary situations.
www.ldonline.org/article/15848

Opening Doors to Post-Secondary Education

This guide includes everything you need to know to help you prepare for college including timelines, difference between high school and college, college visit checklist and much more.
http://dpi.wi.gov/sped/pdf/tranopndrs-employmt.pdf

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

Explains your rights and responsibilities as a student with a disability preparing to attend a postsecondary school.
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html

An Autistic Student’s Journey to College – Roger Diehl’s Story

http://m.npr.org/story/94429083

Financial Aid for People with Disabilities

www.finaid.org/otheraid/disabled.phtml

Federal Student Aid for College

www.fafsa.ed.gov

The Ultimate Guide to the FAFSA

https://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/fafsa-guide/

Paying for College:  Scholarship Search

https://www.moneygeek.com/education/scholarship-search/

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