• Disability Resources 
     
     
     
    Disability Awareness recognizes that every organization and environment is unique, which is why every program is customized to the needs, goals, and audience defined by the organization. Young people encounter people with disabilities too, but they filter the experience in their own unique way. The resources given in this section will be helpful to understanding specific disabilities and how to handle the diagnosis.

    Questions to think about or ask provider:
    1. How do I define my disability?
    2. What are some helpful strategies for dealing with my disability?
    3. Who can I talk to for support?
    4. How can I support myself long-term dealing with my disability?

Assistive Technology Links

Disability Links

  • Disability Guide for College Bound Students

    Disability Guide for College Bound Students

    There are many pathways to achieve independence in higher education, and Maryville University has created this helpful resource to give you an idea of what to expect as you research your options. Visit the website for more information.

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  • The Center for Disability Service

    The Center for Disability Service

    The Center for Disability Services is for adults with severe intellectual and physical disabilities to receive developmental training and vocational skills as they work on jobs involving assembly, sorting, stuffing inserts and mailings. Call or visit the website for more information.

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  • National Association for Down Syndrome

    National Association for Down Syndrome

    NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Our mission is to ensure that all persons with Down syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their potential in all aspects of community life. We offer information, support, and advocacy.

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  • National Alliance of Mental Illness

    National Alliance of Mental Illness

    NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

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  • National Institute of Mental Health

    National Institute of Mental Health

    The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

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Visual / Deaf Resources

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  • Secondary Transition Experience Program

    350 Blair Lane, Door #13
    Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    Phone: (630) 679-1210
    Fax: (630) 679-1069

    Línea Telefónica en Español:
    (815) 886-2700 ext. 6477