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Disability Compliance in Career and Online Learning

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HEATH Resource Center: Online Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities

Welcome to the HEATH Resource Center!

The George Washington University HEATH Resource Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. The HEATH Resource Center Clearinghouse has information for students with disablities on educational disability support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, accessing college or university campuses, career-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities. We have information on financial assistance, scholarships, and materials that help students with disabilities transition into college, university, career-technical schools, or other postsecondary programs.

You’ll find many resources to help with transition into college and postsecondary education. Visit our PUBLICATIONS pages to read our recently published Research Papers and Fact Sheets to help you prepare for college, university, or other postsecondary programs. Our Archived Papers and Archived Fact Sheets are also available. Our Quarterly Newsletter updates you on what’s new at The HEATH Resource Center. And to learn what’s happening across the nation, visit our CALENDAR pages to find events and conferences focusing on transition, postsecondary education, accessing college or university campuses, career-technical schools, employment and career development. Gathered on our NEWS pages are news items, updates and announcements of special interest relating to postsecondary education, career and technical education, and young adults with disabilities. If you have a question about attending college as a person with a disability or about our site check our FAQs pages to find your answer. Our LINKS provide a wealth of added information gathered from other websites and organized into 42 different categories.


Equity and Excellence in Higher Education UCD

AHEAD April 2007


As our entire professional community continues to hold the people of Virginia Tech in our hearts and minds, the increasing need for clear and definitive resources regarding students with mental illnesses in higher education has come to light.  Richard Allegra, AHEAD’s Director of Professional Development, has compiled a concise resource page with references to a tremendous amount of useful information on the topic.  Please spend some time reviewing the information at  If you know of additional resources that you feel would be fitting additions, please email Richard directly at  to have them added to this collection.


Thank you to each of you who cast your vote regarding the revision of AHEAD’s Bylaws.  The vote to approve the revisions was nearly unanimous, with only two dissenting votes.  You are welcome to review the revised Bylaws document online at


As you are probably aware, the elections for forthcoming open positions are currently underway.  If you’ve not yet taken the opportunity to vote, please visit where you can review the candidate statements of all 11 candidates and cast your ballot.


The next Career Expo for college students and graduates with disabilities will be held at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA this coming May 7, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  These events, co-sponsored by AHEAD, are excellent ways for college students to meet with prospective employers and be exposed to numerous professional positions.  Candidates need not be in attendance to participate – there is an option for submitting a resume electronically to be distributed.  Please let your students know about this valuable event.  Pre-registration is required (free) and can be done online at:  http://WWW.EOP.COM/EXPOREGISTRATION.HTML

As always, please feel welcome to contact the AHEAD office at 704-947-7779 (v/t) or e-mail to anytime the AHEAD staff or Board can be of service to you.

Best wishes,
Stephan Hamlin-Smith

Office for Civil Rights


Faculty and Administrator Modules in Higher Education

Welcome to FAME!- a resource to improve the quality of education for students with disabilities