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411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities

This Workbook is designed for youth and adults working with them to learn about disability disclosure. This workbook helps young people make informed decisions about whether or not to disclose their disability and understand how that decision may impact their education, employment, and social lives. Based on the premise that disclosure is a very personal decision, the Workbook helps young people think about and practice disclosing their disability. The workbook does not tell a young person what to do. Rather, it helps them make informed decisions about disclosing their disability, decisions that will affect their educational, employment, and social lives.

 

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A Comparison of ADA, IDEA, and Section 504

This fact sheet offers a comparison of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

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A Guide to College Savings Plans

There are special tax-free college savings plans available to help set aside money for college that can grow into substantial savings. This guide is intended to help tomorrow's college students determine the best way to save money for college expenses. It highlights the advantages of various college savings plans and differences between each savings option.

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A Parent's Guide to Special Education in NYS for Children 3-21

This guide contains comprehensive information on the special education process in New York State, beginning with the initial referral for special education services. Special education means specially designed individualized or group instruction or special services or programs to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities. Special education services and programs are provided at no cost to the parent. 

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Academic Intervention Services - Questions and Answers

This publication defines academic intervention services; discusses eligibility; parental notification and involvement and the relationship of academic intervention services to ERSS, PCEN and Title 1.

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ADA, Section 504 & Postsecondary Education

It is important that students and their advocates become knowledgeable about their rights and responsibilities in postsecondary education. Although protections exist, the students have considerably more responsibility in postsecondary education to request their own accommodations. This responsibility is ongoing. For many students with disabilities, good self-advocacy skills are the key to success, and knowing their rights is one essential element of effective self-advocacy.

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ADA.Gov

The ADA requires the Department of Justice to provide technical assistance to businesses, State and local governments, and individuals with rights or responsibilities under the law. The Department provides education and technical assistance through a variety of means to encourage voluntary compliance. Activities include providing direct technical assistance and guidance to the public through this ADA Website and the ADA Information Line, developing and disseminating technical assistance materials to the public, and undertaking outreach initiatives.

ADA Information Line

The Department of Justice operates a toll-free ADA Information Line to provide information and materials to the public about the requirements of the ADA.  ADA Specialists, who assist callers in understanding how the ADA applies to their situation, are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) and on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Calls are confidential. To get answers to technical questions, obtain general ADA information, order free ADA materials, or ask about filing a complaint, please call: 800-514-0301 (voice); 800-514-0383 (TTY)

ADA Technical Assistance Materials

Copies of the Department's ADA regulations, technical assistance publications, and some videos can be obtained on this website, by calling the ADA Information Line, or writing to the address listed below. Publications are available in standard print and alternate format. Some publications are available in foreign languages.

U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Disability Rights Section - NYAV
Washington, D.C. 20530

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Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) starts with the presumption that all individuals with disabilities can benefit from vocational rehabilitation services and should have opportunities to work in jobs integrated within their communities. Vocational rehabilitation counselors guide individuals through service programs they need to reach their employment goal.

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) offers access to a full range of employment and independent living services that may be needed by persons with disabilities throughout their lives.

It's important to note that a special education classification is not necessary to receive vocational assistance from ACCES-VR. An individual must have a disability that interferes with getting or keeping a job; be able to benefit from vocational rehabilitation services; need VR services to get, keep or advance at a job

This resource includes links to many informative brochures and web pages.

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Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) District Offices

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) starts with the presumption that all individuals with disabilities can benefit from vocational rehabilitation services and should have opportunities to work in jobs integrated within their communities. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors guide individuals through service programs they need to reach their employment goal.

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) offers access to a full range of employment and independent living services that may be needed by persons with disabilities throughout their lives.

Use this interactive map to locate the ACCES-VR office in your county.

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Assistive Technology Basics / Finding an Assistive Technology

This web page provides comprehensive information on assistive technologies for children with learning and attention issues. The resources on this page include:

  • Who Pays for Assistive Technology? Parents or Schools?
  • Checklist: What to Consider When Looking at Assistive Technology
  • Assistive Technology that's Built into Mobile Devices
  • Checklist: What to ask the School before Choosing a Tool or Device
  • 10 New Apps for Grade-Schools with Learning and Attention Issues
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Adapted Physical Education(APE)

Adapted Physical Education Programs(APE)

Adult Basic Education(ABE)

Adult Career and Continuing Education(ACCES)

Adult Education

Adult Education Programs and Policy(AEPP)

Adult Education Programs and Policy(AEPP)

Adult Literacy Education Program(ALE)

Alcohol Abuse Education/Prevention

Alternative Education

Boards of Education

Body Image Education

Committe on Special Education(CSE)

Committee on Preschool Special Education(CPSE)

Condition Specific Mental Health Information/Education

Conductive Education

Consumer Education

Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs

Drug Abuse Education/Prevention

Early Childhood Education

Education Advocacy

Education Advocacy Groups

Education and Training Benefits for Former Foster Youth

Education Associations

Education Discrimination Assistance

Education Entrance Examinations

Education Exit Examinations

Education Related Fee Payment Assistance

Education Training Voucher(ETV)

Educational Benefits

Educational Grants

Educational Level

Educational Neglect

Educational Opportunity Program(EOP)

Educational Programs

Educational Status

Educational Support Services

Educational Testing

Educational Therapy

Educational Vouchers

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act(FERPA)

Family Psychoeducation

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant(FSEOG)

General Education Diploma Transcripts(GED)

General Education Diploma/High School Equivalency Test Instruction(GED)

Health Education

High School Vocational Education Courses

Higher Education Associations

Higher Education Awareness/Support Programs

Higher Education Bridge Programs

Higher Education Opportunity Program(HEOP)

Independent Educational Evaluation(IEE)

Individualized Education Program(IEP)

Inmate Correctional Education Records

Interim Alternative Educational Setting(IAES)

Itinerant Education Services

Life Skills Education

Mental Health Information/Education

Mental Health Information/Education

New York City Department of Education(NYC DOE)

NYS Boards of Cooperative Educational Services(BOCES)

Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation(ACCES-VR)

Office of Special Education Educational Partnership(OSE Educational Partnership)

Parent/Family Involvement in Education

Parenting Education

Special Education

Special Education Advocacy

Special Education Assessment

Special Education Classes/Centers

Special Education Parent Center(SEPC)

Special Education Plan Development

Special Education Quality Assurance(SEQA)

State Boards of Education(BOE)

Substance Abuse Education/Prevention

Tenant Readiness Education Programs

Tests for Adult Basic Education(TABE)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act(IDEA)

Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children(TEACCH)

US Department of Education(DOE)

Vocational Education

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