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Resource Centers and Organizations

What state and national organizations exist to provide information, training and guidance to higher education institutions serving individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism?

A number of state and national organizations exist to provide information, resources, training and technical assistance to faculty, staff and administrators of colleges and universities serving individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism.  Below organizations are listed first by state, followed by national centers and organizations.

California State Centers and Organizations:

California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED)  is a professional organization of people serving students with disabilities in postsecondary education. CAPED is made up of hundreds of staff, faculty and administrators from colleges, universities, agencies and the community who are dedicated to providing equal access for people with disabilities.

Galvin Group is able to assist private organizations, government entities and individuals on a broad range of issues related to rehabilitation, education, employment, and legislation. The development of modular online training for disability and rehabilitation professionals, delivery of workshops and in-service training and on-site program evaluation are areas of particular expertise and interest

National Centers and Organizations:

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.

HEATH Resource Center of the George Washington University is the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. Support from the U.S. Department of Education enables the clearinghouse to serve as an information exchange about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, and opportunities at American campuses, vocational-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities.

The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) Students thinking about college, parents and professionals could benefit from learning more about their individual roles related to preparing for postsecondary education.  The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) website provides information parents and their adult child could discuss and resources that provide information and technical assistance, for professionals related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities. 

Thinkcollege.net is a website that is designed for parents, families and professionals contains a national database of programs, literature, and resources for families, students and professionals that is focused on the access to transition and postsecondary education opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.