Continuing Education

  • A Guide to Supporting STEM Education for Students With Disabilities (6/2021)
    "Fields that fall into the STEM category typically account for a wide swath of professions that offer excellent pay and prestige, as well as an opportunity to impact significant societal innovations. STEM professions are also increasingly sought after for their job security, due to sweeping technological upgrades, increasing demand for technology professionals. Unfortunately, many factors have limited access to these fields for many demographics, including people with disabilities. However, with support and cultivation of interest from a young age, people with disabilities may be able to benefit from a more fair footing in terms of pursuing a STEM career."

    Guide to Trade Careers for Students With Disabilities (12/2020)
    No matter what professional avenues you’re interested in exploring or what type of disability you have, there are many different trades careers that are open to you. With more adaptive tools and assistive equipment and technology available now than ever before, you can focus more energy on exploring different trades until you find one that is right for you, your goals, and your needs.  

    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

    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
    Joseph O’Neill
    Coordinator of Disability Resources
    Wellesley Hills Campus
    Room 216A

    Quinsigamond Community College Disability-Related Services
    Fax: 508.854-4549
    Phone Number

    Worcester State University
    Shaughnessy Administration Building
    Suite A-131
    Phone: 508-929-8733

    Dean College

    Karley Batalon
    Disability Support Services Coordinator
    508-541-1829 Fax

    Framingham State University
    LaDonna Bridges
    Director, Academic Success and Access/Disability Services

    Lesley University – Threshold Program
    or 800-999-1959, extension 8181

    Office of Admissions/Threshold Program
    Lesley University
    29 Everett Street
    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2790

    Middlesex Community College

    Bedford Campus:

    591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730

    Lowell Campus: 

    33 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852


    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
    (860) 701-5141

    Landmark College

    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
    Admissions: 802-387-6718
    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.

    College Board
    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.