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For more information about disability services, or for students with disabilities attending post-secondary institutions, check out these online resources.

New Student Resources

Students transitioning from high school to college should know the differences in responsibilities and practices that may exist between high school and college experiences. For more information about what to expect in college, visit www.mnade.org (© 2004 MNADE Executive Committee).

Emergency Tips

In emergency situations, students should be prepared. Please visit Tips for Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) for helpful tips to be prepared.

U.S. Government Resources

Disability Discrimination: Overview of the Laws
U.S. Department of Education web page describing both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

Service Animals: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (FAQ)
Office of Civil Rights Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Service Animals in Higher Education Settings..

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-325)
Official text and relevant links to the federal laws designed to prohibit discrimination and ensure equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy
The Office of Disability Employment Policy provides a short essay entitled, The Why, When, What, and How of Disclosure in an Academic Setting, After High School. This page also links to the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability’s web page for Youth.

State of Texas Resources

State of Texas, Disability Law – Service Dogs
The State of Texas provides guidance for public facilities about rights and responsibilities of individuals accompanied by a service dog.

State of Texas, Office of the Governor, Greg Abbot
Texas Key Laws & Resources, provides a comprehensive listing of links for resources and guidance for Texans with disabilities, including the guide, Resource Guide on Disability Topics Important to Texas.

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)
Publications and Multimedia page for TCDD; includes links to the Higher Education Resource Guide for Students with Disabilities, the video titled The Next Step: Video and Discussion Guide, and the Texas Biennial Disability.

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
This home page for the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) presents links for the programs and services available to individuals living in Texas who have disabilities, including Rehabilitation Services, Blind Services, Early Childhood Intervention Services, and Disability Determination Services.

Texas, Department of Assistive Rehabilitation Services (DARS): Service Animals
Brochure published by DARS, entitled Rights and Responsibilities of People Using Service Animals.

National Organization Resources

Autism: Self-Advocacy
View the Navigating College e-book, which is described as a handbook on self-advocacy; written for Autistic students from Autistic adults

Center for Parent Information and Resources
View a parent’s guide for when a teen reaches the age of majority. Also contains tip sheets and links to relevant laws, such as ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability’s web page for Youth
NCWD / Youth presents various briefs, background papers, guides, manuals, and other materials for a variety of audiences including youth with disabilities. Topics include Disability Disclosure, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Needs and more.

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition
Website for state agencies and vocational professionals with effective best practices in transitioning students with disabilities from high school to adult life.