Resources for Accommodating Students with Disabilities
The University of Washington's DO IT program provides a wide array of excellent online resources for faculty who wish more information on accommodating students with disabilities: Low Vision, Blindness, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Learning Disabilities, Mobility Impairments, Health Impairments, Psychiatric & Mental Health Impairments, ADHD.
You can enter the DO IT "Faculty Room" at this address:
Select the following links for DO IT resources on the following topics:
What is a Learning Disability?/ Instructional Strategies/ Academic Accommodations http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Academics/accomm_ld.html
Academic Accommodations for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities
Glossary of important LD terms
The ABCs of Government, Special Education, and Advocacy-- A list of acronyms used in the field of LD.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
IDEA'97-- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act amendments of 1997
U.S. Department of Education
OSERS-- Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
National OrganizationsNational Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc.
National ADD Association
Learning Disabilities Association of America
National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
LD Online - Foreign Language Article
Association on Higher Education and Disability
National Association of Academic Advisors (NACADA)
LD Online Resource Page-- a page of links to national organizations, federal agencies, state by state resource guides, Canadian resources, information by phone, and other on line resources.
Instant Access Treasure Chest- Resource page
HEATH- a useful database to find articles on education.
Strategies for Professors and Students
Learning Strategies Database-- has learning strategies for general things such as tests and note taking as well as college subject specific skills.
Suggestions for helping LD students write
Tips on writing for people with LD
Life after Gettysburg
Requesting and Negotiating a Reasonable Accommodation