Resources On The Web

A free national library program of Braille and recorded materials (full-length books, magazines, etc.) for persons with visual and physical disabilities.  Reading materials and playback machines are sent to borrowers and returned to libraries by postage-free mail.

A disability and rehabilitation research information center and library with access to more than 70,000 disability and rehabilitation documents.

Social Security Administration – provides cash benefits (SSI and/or SSDI) to persons with permanent physical or mental disabilities that prevent them from working.  Eligibility for SSI or SSDI may mean eligibility for other services, such as Medicaid, food stamps, or other services.

Provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment.

American Association of People with Disabilities – the largest national nonprofit cross-disability organization which educates and advocates regarding disability issues.

National Organization on Disability (NOD) – provides a wide range of resources and information about increasing the participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life.

Information, referral, technical assistance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to businesses, governments, and persons with disabilities to facilitate employment for individuals with disabilities and accessibility in public accommodations and government services.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) – provides free information, technical assistance, and practical steps about how to make accommodations.

National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities – provides information on educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, transition, and opportunities at campuses, vocational-training schools, adult education programs, and other training entities after high school for individuals with disabilities.

State resource sheets for every state have disability information including agencies, state chapters, parent centers, and disability organizations.

The ENTRY POINT program of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) recruits and helps place university students with disabilities, majoring in technical fields, into paid internships and co-ops in industry and government agencies.

Transition website designed specifically for youth to help plan for their future.

 Source for information about employment for youth with disabilities.  Check out the 411 on Disability Disclosure publication.

 The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.

Information on traumatic brain injuries.

Programs, some quite comprehensive, designed to support students with learning disabilities.


This booklet was developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Education Quest Foundation and is available on-line as a free downloadable PDF file.

EducationQuest Foundation was formed in 1998 as a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to improve access to higher education in Nebraska.  General information on transitioning to college.

Resource guide for transitioning to postsecondary education and training.  Written primarily for youth in foster care but contains a great deal of useful information on entering and succeeding in postsecondary education and training.

Transition to College – information and resources on college options for students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.


Students With Intellectual Disabilities