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Disabilities in Higher Education

DREAM is charged with the mission of advancing the interests of students with disabilities, in post-secondary institutions, and their allies across the United States.  DREAM advocates for student rights, increased accessibility, social and policy change, and aims to provide support and mentorship to local campus disability groups and individual students.

EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 430 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries and territories. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States. 

NCCSD is the only federally-funded national center in the U.S. for college and graduate students with any type of disability, chronic health condition, or mental or emotional illness.

"The biggest challenges students with a learning disability face include a lack of tailored courses, educational support, and extracurricular activities. Some schools are better at addressing these differences than others, and while students with a learning disability may need more support, with the right resources they can truly thrive in a higher education setting." - iReviews

Online programs today benefit from advances in technology and offer rigorous curricula that rival those of in-classroom programs. The freedom to learn from anywhere at any time, and often at a student’s own pace, is attractive to many. But for students with disabilities, online learning can offer additional advantages. 

"To help you with [the process of finding good, virtual education tools], we have looked into and found some of the best distance learning tools for people of all ages, whether they're focused on sharing content, helping people better connect to educators, or simply supporting their family members' education."

*Disclaimer: Disability and Advocacy Resource Center, LLC is not affiliated in any way with any of the above named resources. D.A.R.C. cannot confirm the accuracy or validity of these resources, and their opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of D.A.R.C.

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