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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
Technical assistance on ADA compliance, training for businesses and individuals.

Association on Higher Education and Disability
Organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for individuals with disabilities.
Career research and job hunting, includes disability issues.

Center for Applied Special Technology
Information on Universal Design for Learning.

Closing the Gap
Computer technology in special education and rehabilitation.

College Link
Information on all aspects of applying to colleges.

The Disability Institute
Twin Cities community resource for people with disabilities.

Job Accommodations Network
Information on job accommodations, ADA, and employability.

Learning Ally
Source for taped textbooks.

Metro Mobility
Door-through-door public transportation for people with disabilities in the Twin Cities area.

Minnesota Department of Human Rights
All human rights issues in Minnesota.

Minnesota Life College
2-4 year post secondary life skills training for young adults with learning disabilities.

Minnesota State Council on Disability
Information on quality of life and empowerment for individuals with disabilities.

Minnesota Workforce Centers/Rehabilitation Services
Information on Rehabilitation Services for Minnesotans with disabilities.

Minnesota Workforce Centers/State Services for the Blind
Services for Minnesotans who are blind or visually impaired.

The Post-Secondary Education Programs Network
Regional centers for issues regarding education and Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Social Security Online
All social security issues.
Information, resources and research about work and disability.