Disability Resources & Services Professionals
While AHEAD , where NCCSD is housed, is your go-to for a wide range of information and professional development opportunities, we offer these key resources to help you with your job.
Visit this page often for convenient online training on key topics in the Disability field. In addition, use the search box to browse the Clearinghouse for more resources on a variety of topics.
Virtual and Hybrid Services in the COVID-19 era
AHEAD has put together valuable information for Disability Resources and other campus staff, including guidance on teaching classes online, free webinars about online class accessibility, working with students remotely and proctoring exams in the virtual environment.
Additional thoughts, tips and guidance from Accessible College .
- Research to Practice Highlights from the NCCSD in easy-to-read summaries
- Guidance on Disability Documentation
- US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
- National Council on Disability Report and Recommendations for Addressing Sexual Assault and College Students with Disabilities
- Access Technology Higher Education Network (ATHEN)
- Assessment Resources for Disability Services AHEAD login required for some items
- "Increasing Postsecondary Opportunities and Success for students and Youths with Disabilities", a Q&A document from Dept of Education on Dual Enrollment
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- HUD Regulation on Service Animals
- Animal Laws - Individual Statutes by State
- ADA FAQ on Service Animals
- Wiley Legal Database at AHEAD Professional Resources (requires AHEAD membership)
- Learn how changes in immigration law may affect students, staff, and faculty
- Title IX and Pregnancy
- NCCSD Technical Report - Disability Law for Higher Education
The Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) is the leading professional organization devoted to disability in higher education. Through conferences, workshops, publications and consultation it educates Disability Service and other campus professionals on exemplary practices.
DSSHE E-Mail Listserv
The DSSHE Listserv for professionals working on disability and higher education is an excellent email listserv where you can get job postings, support with problems or issues, or general information about disability and higher education. If you've never been on an e-mail listserv, subscribe and you'll receive instructions. (We do recommend signing up for the digest format - this is a busy listserv.)
CUNY School of Professional Studies
The MS in Disability Services in Higher Education online degree program is the first program of its kind in the country and equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to provide mandated accommodations to students with disabilities in higher education settings.
A new look at Disability Awareness training and simulations from AHEAD - video is captioned but not audio described.
Visit the NCCSD Training Center for the Disability as Diversity Programming Toolkit: Postsecondary from the University of Arkansas Southwest ADA Center