Education & Advocacy

College Resources for Students with Disabilities

With the advances of adaptive technologies and trend toward progressive legislation, prospective college students with disabilities now have countless resources available to make their transition to postsecondary education less stressful. Find specific information and resources on a variety of different disabilities, learn how to make the transition into the workforce easier, and find out what your legal rights on campus are.

Maryville University

A guide for students with disabilities.  Perfect for any student, family member, or educator looking for information on how to prepare for higher education regarding disabilities. The guide is 100% free and covers educational opportunities, preparation steps, knowing your rights, different types of disabilities, and recommended resources for additional information.

Higher Education For Students with Disabilities 

A guide to help disabled students and their parents better understand their rights and responsibilities in regard to a postsecondary education. Including useful tips and information for locating the college or university program that best suits your needs.

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Advocacy Denver

Civil rights advocacy organization serving children, teenagers and adults with intellectual and development disabilities in the areas of education, health care, legal issues, housing, transportation and financial issues.

Arc of the Central Mountains

The of the Central Mountains promotes and protects the human rights of people in the community with intellectual and developmental disabilities through advocacy and support services to become valued contributing members of their communities and to achieve their dreams.

Parent Encouraging Parents (PEP)

The Exceptional Student Services Unit (ESSU) at the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) plan conferences throughout the year that are family-centered and designed to offer support, information, and education to parents and professionals.

Servicios de la Raza

Provide and advocate for essential human services and opportunities.

Literacy Outreach

Literacy Outreach provides life-changing opportunities for adults who cannot read. For many students, our program is their last opportunity to gain the basic skills that are essential to survive in fast-paced and technically advanced society.

Buddy Program

The Buddy Program empowers youth through mentoring experiences in order to achieve their full potential.

Junior Achievement

Our volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. 

Fiscal Tiger

These resources cover everything from early childhood to adulthood, and can even help you if you are managing a disability yourself and need independent living information or support. Whether you or a family member was born with a handicap or became disabled later on, here you’ll find answers to common questions, and resources for every stage of life.

Scholarships & Resources for Students with Disabilities

This page showcases 40 scholarship opportunities for students with disabilities, along with a set of valuable resources and support groups to further help throughout their college and career journey.




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