Disability Services

Resources for People with Disabilities


Links to
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
Minnesota Human Rights Act
Minnesota West Policy 1B.4.1: Individuals with Disabilities
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973



The following agencies may provide a variety of services, such as useful information, advocacy, funding, career assistance, and academic assistance for people with disabilities. You may also contact Minnesota West's Disability Services staff for information.


ADA Minnesota

http://www.adaminnesota.org/about
Technical assistance on ADA compliance, training for businesses and individuals.


Association on Higher Education and Disability
http://www.ahead.org
Organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for individuals with disabilities.


Careers.org
http://www.careers.org
Career research and job hunting, includes disability issues.


Center for Applied Special Technology

http://www.cast.org
Information on Universal Design for Learning.


Closing the Gap

http://www.closingthegap.com
Computer technology in special education and rehabilitation.


College Link
http://www.collegelink.com
Information on all aspects of applying to colleges.


The Disability Institute
http://www.disabilityinstitute.org
Twin Cities community resource for people with disabilities.


Job Accommodations Network
http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu
Information on job accommodations, ADA, and employability.


Learning Ally
http://www.learningally.org
Source for taped textbooks.


Metro Mobility

http://www.metrocouncil.org
Door-through-door public transportation for people with disabilities in the Twin Cities area.


Minnesota Department of Human Rights
http://www.humanrights.state.mn.us
All human rights issues in Minnesota.

 

Minnesota Life College
http://www.minnesotalifecollege.com
2-4 year post secondary life skills training for young adults with learning disabilities.


Minnesota State Council on Disability

http://www.disability.state.mn.us
Information on quality of life and empowerment for individuals with disabilities.


Minnesota Workforce Centers/Rehabilitation Services

http://www.mnwfc.org/rehab/index.htm
Information on Rehabilitation Services for Minnesotans with disabilities.


Minnesota Workforce Centers/State Services for the Blind

http://www.mnssb.org
Services for Minnesotans who are blind or visually impaired.


The Post-Secondary Education Programs Network
http://www.pepnet.org
Regional centers for issues regarding education and Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Social Security Online

http://www.ssa.gov
All social security issues.


WorkSupport.com

http://www.worksupport.com
Information, resources and research about work and disability.