College Guide for Students with Disabilities
A guide for students, families, and educators
Our guide helps students with disabilities find scholarships and other financial aid resources to help with college costs. We included an easy-to-use search tool to help them find relevant scholarships from a list of 50, specifically for students with disabilities. Other sections cover various financial aid programs, like tuition assistance and loan forgiveness, as well as how to find help to fill in application forms. There’s also a great expert interview with Jason Lum who won over $250,000 in scholarships. He now has his own highly successful college consultancy, helping students globally get into the college of their choice.
Speech Disorder Resources for College Students (4/8/2020)
Speech Disorder Resources for College Students produced by Speech Pathology Master's Programs. This guide highlights the resources that students may find on campus and how to find them. Also, it provides numerous helpful links for college students with speech disorders (Stuttering, Voice Therapy, Aphasia, Autism, and Communicative Disorders, Executive Functioning Disorders).
Financial Aid for College Students with Disabilities
Financial Resources for Students with Disabilities
Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student-centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.
Going to College
“Going to College” is an online resource for teens with disabilities to learn about college life and what to do to prepare for it. It’s also a resource for secondary school professionals to help their students learn about college and prepare for success. This online resource is based on input obtained from college students with disabilities about the important information needed to prepare for college. The modules are designed to assist students as they learn to strengthen their self-determination and goal-setting skills.
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Coordinator of Disability Resources
Wellesley Hills Campus
Quinsigamond Community College Disability-Related Services
Worcester State University
Shaughnessy Administration Building
Disability Support Services Coordinator
Framingham State University
Director, Academic Success and Access/Disability Services
Lesley University – Threshold Program
or 800-999-1959, extension 8181
Office of Admissions/Threshold Program
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2790
Middlesex Community College
Mitchell College – Bentsen Learning Center Program
The program consists of four levels of support, with each level designed to address the needs of students in their freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year in college. Through strong, collaborative relationships, students work with an assigned Learning Specialist to set goals and develop an individualized program to help meet those goals.
BLC programs include:
- Individualized Program of Support
- Learning Strategy Instruction
- Career Readiness Skills
- Content Strategy Workshops
- Designated Student Study Areas
- Referral to Additional Campus Resources
Contact the Bentsen Learning Center
For nearly three decades, Landmark College has been the leader in creating successful learning strategies for students with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), ADHD, and ASD.
19 River Road South
Putney, Vermont 05346
All Other Inquiries 802-387-4767
National Center for Learning Disabilities
We’re working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life.
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.
Your guide to college information; Rates colleges based on certain criteria, including disability services.