Carnegie Mellon University

External Resources

A list of groups outside of CMU that members of the campus community may find helpful.

This is not an exhaustive list of links related to disabilities and the college experience. The links on this page are intended to provide helpful information and may provide additional links to other resources. Views expressed on these websites do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Carnegie Mellon University.

General Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act

Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act


Affordable Colleges Online

Information about scholarships and financial aid for students with disabilities.

Find more information from Affordable Colleges Online



Provides textbooks and other books in electronic format for individuals with disabilities that limit access to regular printed books.

Learn what Bookshare offers


Going to College

Resource for high school students with disabilities.

College Guide for Students with Disabilities

Transition to College


Job Accommodation Network

List of Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies in all states.

Search the Job Accommodation Network


Learning Ally

Supports learning for individuals with learning disabilities and visual impairments.

See how Learning Ally may help


PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

State agency that assists Pennsylvanians with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment and independence.

Find PA workplace support


Port Authority of Allegheny County Access Program

Provides paratransit services for qualified individuals with mobility needs.

Find transportation assistance


University of Pittsburgh Center for Assistive Technology

A joint program of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh that provides innovative solutions for individuals with disabilities who need assistive technology for mobility, hearing, speech and other everyday needs.

Find assistive technology offerings


Additional Disability-Specific Resources

A Guide for Students with Physical Disabilities

A helpful resource for college students with physical disabilities.

Read the guide


A student organization where students with disabilities can interact with one another and advocate for disability on campus.

Learn more about ABLE CMU

American Foundation for the Blind

Information clearinghouse for individuals experiencing vision loss and for their families.

Find support and resources for vision loss

Autism and the College Experience

Information about the transition from high school to college for students on the autism spectrum.

Find more information

Autism Self-Advocacy Network

Consumer organization run by and for individuals with autism.

Network and learn more

Brain Injury Association of PA

Consumer organization supporting individuals with brain injuries and their families.

Find support for your injury


Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Learn more about CHADD

College Diabetes Network

A resource for everything you need to know about diabetes and college life.

Learn about diabetes and college life

Dr. Russell Barkley: Understanding ADHD

A YouTube video in which Dr. Russell Barkley helps explain Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Watch the video


Evolve Coaching

Provides coaching and other support services for college students on the autism spectrum.

Find coaching and support

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Advocacy organization for children and adults with learning disabilities.

Learn more about LDA

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Grassroots national mental health organization.

Find more information about NAMI

National Association of the Deaf

Advocacy and consumer organization for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Learn more about NAD

Supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Guide to assistive technology and other resources for college students who have hearing impairments.

Find more resources

Upside of ADHD

A great resource for learning about ADHD, a common neurological condition yet the most deeply misunderstood.

Upside of ADHD