Disability Resources: Information and Law Links
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Department of Education Issues Dear Colleague Letter to Provide Guidance Under Amended ADA Legal Standards
Dear Colleague Letter to Provide Guidance Under Amended Legal Standards
The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights issued a Dear Colleague letter concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act. The letter provides additional guidance on the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in elementary and secondary schools, given the changes to those laws made by the Amendments Act.
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education:
Knowing your Rights and Responsibilities
United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Publication - More and more high school students with disabilities are planning to continue their education in postsecondary schools, including vocational and career schools, two- and four- year colleges, and universities. As a student with a disability, you need to be well informed about your rights and responsibilities as well as the responsibilities post-secondary schools have toward you. Being well informed will help ensure you have a full opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the postsecondary education experience without confusion or delay.
U.S. Department of Education: Office of Civil Liberties
Questions and answers on disability discrimination under Section 504 and Title II.
Ability Resources: Our mission is to assist people with disabilities in attaining and maintaining their personal independence. One way this can be achieved is in the creation of an environment in which people with disabilities can exercise their rights to control and direct their own lives.
Oklahoma Disability Law Center
Since 1977, the ODLC has helped people with disabilities achieve equality, inclusion in society and personal independence without regard to disabling conditions. We are a system of protection and advocacy for people with disabilities in the State of Oklahoma. We are federally funded through the Administration for Children and Families, the Center for Mental Health Services of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education. The ODLC is a member of the National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (NAPAS).
Sooner Success (formerly OASIS)
Formerly known as OASIS, Sooner Success provides a statewide information and referral service that can help Oklahomans with special needs and other families in need find community resources. Anyone needing help can call the toll-free number: 800.426.2747 or search the Sooner Success directory. Sooner Success has a database of thousands of agencies, organizations and programs throughout the state, and can help people find the services they need in their area. Sooner Success also has listings of national organizations and agencies as well as local support groups.
Oklahoma Office of Disability Concerns (formerly Oklahoma Office of Handicap Concerns)
The Office of Disability Concerns (ODC) is an independent state agency whose purpose is to help state government develop policies and services that meet the needs of Oklahomans with disabilities. The ODC serves as a resource, to people with disabilities, who want to present their views and recommendations to the Governor, the State Legislature and State agencies.
OK-AHEAD: Oklahoma Association of Higher Education and Disability
To further full participation for individuals with disabilities in Oklahoma post-secondary education through collaboration, information dissemination, advocacy, professional and policy development, and research, Oklahoma Association on Higher Education and Disability continues its mission for disability service providers and the students they serve.
ADA Home Page
ADA Home Page offers information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
Oklahoma ABLE Tech is a statewide Assistive Technology Act program located at the Seretean Wellness Center on the OSU-Stillwater campus. Oklahoma ABLE Tech strives to improve access to assistive technology (AT) for individuals with disabilities of all ages through comprehensive, statewide programs that are consumer responsive. Through four core programs, demonstration centers, short-term equipment loan, AT reutilization, and low interest bank loans for the purchase of AT, ABLE Tech makes AT more available and accessible to individuals with disabilities and their families.