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College Resources for Students with Disabilities


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Reviewed Date

Feb 12, 2024


Accessible College
College preparation and transition support for all students with physical disabilities and health conditions. 
240-343-4304 |

Bella Soul
Empowering College Students Confronting Chronic Illness or Disability through Scholarships and Emotional Support | no phone

Kids Chance - Educational Scholarships 
Phone Number: 484-945-9903

Grants and scholarships available for people with disability to attend college.

Nursing Career Guide for People With Disabilities
The need for caring and skilled nurses is higher than ever. For people with disabilities, getting into nursing might seem like a tough road with a lot of unknowns. Luckily, it isn’t just doable, people with different abilities can find the career extremely fulfilling. Plenty of opportunities and resources exist for those who want to make a mark in healthcare, no matter the challenges they might face.
Disability scholarships exist to provide college funding for students who possess numerous cognitive, behavioral, and emotional impediments that would make it difficult to attain a college degree. These scholarship opportunities help deserving students stay in school and out of debt, allowing them to more easily achieve their educational and career goals.

Think College Great Lakes ADA Center
1640 W. Roosevelt Road · Room 405 ·Chicago, Illinois 60608
This website introduces inclusive postsecondary education (PSE) for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Illinois.  You will find this website helpful if you are a representative from a postsecondary education institution and/or a student, self-advocate, parent, administrator, service provider, or policy-maker.

United Spinal New Mobility - Wheels on Campus Guide
Download their guide to wheelchair friendly higher education.


This content is for informational purposes only and may not be comprehensive. Information contained does not imply an endorsement from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and does not replace the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.  See here  for further details.
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