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Receiving Accommodations at College

You may request accommodations from your college/university at any time. However, starting sooner is best. It is recommended that you make an appointment with the Disability Support Services office as soon as possible and no later than one month before the semester begins. Colleges/universities are committed to working with you to provide reasonable services and accommodations. However, arranging services and …

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Requesting Services at College

Congratulations on moving ahead with your education goals! As you prepare for college or other training and education, you may need to seek out and explore options available for getting services and supports to accommodate your disability. Here are some things to think about: For more information about accommodations in college check out Going to College. To get reasonable accommodations …

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Networking

When you hear the word, “networking” you probably think of social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Having friends and developing a social network is good, but there is another type of networking that you should consider developing – employment networking. Employment networking can expand the people you know who can provide information about job and career opportunities. …

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Centers for Independent Living

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are community-based organizations that are designed and operated by people with disabilities. Centers for Independent Living believe in consumer control, where people with disabilities directly govern and staff the organization. Centers for Independent Living serve people with all types of disabilities and provide: Centers for Independent Living provide resources for : Some Centers for Independent …

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Self-Advocacy

Self-advocacy means speaking up for yourself and asking for your needs and wants. Self-advocacy is important because as an adult, you will want to become more independent. You’ll make decisions about your life: It can also mean standing up for what you believe in such as removing barriers to people with disabilities and protecting equal rights. Check out these resources: …

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National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD)

NCWD/Youth is website full of information about employment and youth with disabilities. Their partners are experts in disability, education, employment, and workforce development. Here are just a few things to check out on this site: A Young Person’s Guide to Health Care Transition is about making the transition from pediatric to adult health care. Taking charge of your health care …