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.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Affordable Colleges Online
Information about scholarships and financial aid for students with disabilities.
Provides textbooks and other books in electronic format for individuals with disabilities that limit access to regular printed books.
Going to College
Resource for high school students with disabilities.
Job Accommodation Network
List of Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies in all states.
Supports learning for individuals with learning disabilities and visual impairments.
PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
State agency that assists Pennsylvanians with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment and independence.
Port Authority of Allegheny County Access Program
Provides paratransit services for qualified individuals with mobility needs.
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.
Additional Disability-Specific Resources
A Guide for Students with Physical Disabilities
A helpful resource for college students with physical disabilities.
A student organization where students with disabilities can interact with one another and advocate for disability on campus.
American Foundation for the Blind
Information clearinghouse for individuals experiencing vision loss and for their families.
Autism and the College Experience
Information about the transition from high school to college for students on the autism spectrum.
Autism Self-Advocacy Network
Consumer organization run by and for individuals with autism.
Brain Injury Association of PA
Consumer organization supporting individuals with brain injuries and their families.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
College Diabetes Network
A resource for everything you need to know about diabetes and college life.
Dr. Russell Barkley: Understanding ADHD
A YouTube video in which Dr. Russell Barkley helps explain Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Provides coaching and other support services for college students on the autism spectrum.
Learning Disabilities Association of America
Advocacy organization for children and adults with learning disabilities.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Grassroots national mental health organization.
National Association of the Deaf
Advocacy and consumer organization for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Guide to assistive technology and other resources for college students who have hearing impairments.
Upside of ADHD
A great resource for learning about ADHD, a common neurological condition yet the most deeply misunderstood.