Disability-Related News, E-News, and Newsletters/Voices from the Disability Community


A Credo For Support (People 1st version)

Norman Kunc & Emma Van der Klift's video, A Credo for Suppport - spoken by members of San Luis Obispo People First.


Kathy Snow writes In A Tale of Two Students, about a young man mentioned in the previous newsletter on her site Disability is Natural, in contrast to a young man whose life is radically different. In thinking about expanding opportunities for individuals with disabilities, why not consider post-secondary education for anyone with a disability? Why shouldn't adults with disabilities attend college (enrolling for credit or auditing classes) in order to learn academics, make friends and meet new people, learn how to live in the real world, experience social and emotional growth, and so much more? It can happen—it is happening for many! 

Chronicle: publication of the DBTAC: Great Lakes ADA Center

Now available at The Chronicle is a monthly publication of the DBTAC: Great Lakes ADA Center. The Great Lakes Center strives to provide the most relevant and timely information to individuals regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related federal disability laws. If you have any questions or comments regarding the Great Lakes Chronicle contact Peter Berg [email protected] or by calling (312)413-1407 (V/TTY).

College Board Press Releases

Announcements, news items, articles of interest, and reports on the state of college, college funding released by the College Board are listed here.

Disability News | Patricia E. Bauer

Join journalist Patricia E. Bauer as she sifts through current news and commentary, bringing you the best information about what's happening now in the disability field.

ED.gov Publications

This site lists all the publications available from the Department of Education. New or recent publications may be ordered through ED Pubs. Older and out-of-print publications may be found in ED Publications in ERIC.

Endless options for all disabilities

David Morrison is a 20-year-old college student living with cerebral palsy. As co-chairman of the Wilmington Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities, he will keep you informed of its activities, and act as your representative. Through this blog, he hopes to improve disability awareness in southeastern North Carolina.

E-News: NCSET's Newsletter

E-News is The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) e-mail newsletter announcing national resources, events, funding opportunities, and more. E-News is delivered via e-mail twice per month (around the 1st and 15th), and is also available for browsing or searching on this Web site.

ExceptionalNurse.com Newsletter

This newsletter provides information and news in the field of nursing for students and nurses with a disability.

Graduation for All E-Newsletter

The Intercultural Development Research Association has launched a monthly e-newsletter with information on national and local efforts to improve schools and graduation rates, and toolkits for action in schools and communities. It is available in English and Spanish

Job Accommodation Network e-news

The JAN E-News is a quarterly online newsletter of the Job Accommodation Network. Its purpose is to keep subscribers informed about low-cost and innovative accommodation approaches, the latest trends in assistive technologies, announcements of upcoming JAN presentations, media events, trainings, and Web casts, and legislative and policy updates promoting the employment success of people with disabilities.

Lumina Foundation for Education

Lumina Foundation for Education, an Indianapolis-based, private, independent foundation, strives to help people achieve their potential by expanding access and success in education beyond high school . Foundation bases its mission on the belief that postsecondary education remains one of the most beneficial investments that individuals can make in themselves and that society can make in its people. To learn more visit their website: http://www.luminafoundation.org

Lumina Foundation FOCUS (Summer Newsletter) College-Bound Communities

The Lumina Foundation’s Summer Newsletter focused on college-bound communities highlighting cities in the United States that have a shared vision to ensure students receive some type postsecondary certification or degree by 2025.  Currently, 55 cities are participating in these efforts to: (1) assist adults returning to higher education; (2) provide postsecondary opportunities and attainment for Latino students; and (3) continue to prepare underserved populations for college and career readiness. The newsletter highlights three cities from across the United States: (1) Columbus, Indiana; (2) Buffalo, New York; and (3) Santa Ana, California. To learn more about their programs and initiatives, please go to: http://www.luminafoundation.org/publications/focus/2014-07.html

Media Access Office Newsletter

Disability Resource to the Entertainment Industry

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth)

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) release newsletters on issues related to transition to work for youth with disabilities. The NCWD newletter is called “Intersection: Navigating the Road to Work.” Information is provided on ways to improve programs and services for youth with disabilities. NCWD/Youth released some new publications, including “Improving High School Outcomes for All Youth: Recommendations for Policy & Practice,” which is a Policy Brief and, “Bullying and Disability Harassment in the Workplace: What Youth Should Know,” an InfoBrief. 

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability News

A monthly publication of NCPAD - the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability www.ncpad.org

Proyecto Visión Newsletter

Our bimonthly newsletter features current job, internship, and scholarship opportunities; updated resources on employment, Latinos, and disability; interesting news stories; and more.

REFERENCE POINTS, transition updates from TATRA (Technical Assistance on Transition and the Rehabilitation Act)

REFERENCE POINTS, transition updates from TATRA (Technical Assistance on Transition and the Rehabilitation Act), features resources and information to help parent organizations, advocates and professionals better serve adolescents and young adults with disabilities, and their families. Administered by the TATRA Project at PACER Center, REFERENCE POINTS was launched with the initial support from the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition. TATRA is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. 

Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers Newsline

The Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers Newsline is a monthly electronic newsletter for OSEP-funded Parent Centers and other professionals working with parents of children with disabilities or in related fields. The Newsline features current information and resources on relevant special education and nonprofit topics such as publications, research articles, Web sites, online trainings, and technology.

ThinkCollege Newsletter

Youth with intellectual disabilities have not had many chances to go to college. This is changing as individuals across the country begin to create opportunities for these youth to reap the benefits of postsecondary education. This website will provide information and links to anyone interested in finding out more about the possibilities.