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After HS

General Info


PEPNET 2.0       PEPNet's mission is to improve transition services and educational access for students who are deaf or hard of hearing including those with co-occurring disabilities, thus enhancing educational opportunities.


www.dhhtexastransition.org  the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Transition Resources website


DARS  The DARS, Division for Rehabilitative Services, Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) works in partnership with people who are deaf or hard of hearing to eliminate societal and communication barriers to improve equal access for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. DHHS advocates for people of all ages who are deaf or hard of hearing to enable them to express their freedoms, participate in society to their individual potential, and reduce their isolation regardless of location, socioeconomic status, or degree of disability.


TSDThe career and transition services staff at the Texas School for the Deaf are dedicated towards helping our students envision and achieve their post-secondary goals through a well-planned and coordinated process that is centered around the students strengths, interests, and needs. The ACCESS (Adult Curriculum for Community, Employment, and Social Skills) Program is a blend of classroom instruction and community-based learning. It is designed to help Deaf students (18-22) develop practical real-world skills that will enable them to successfully live in the community with or without supports. 


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College and Tech Schools


Going To College

http://www.going-to-college.org/
This website contains information about living college life with a disability. It is designed for high school students. The site provides video clips, activities, and resources that can help them get a head start in planning for college. Video interviews with college students with disabilities offer a way to hear firsthand from students with disabilities who have been successful. Modules include activities that will help students explore more about themselves, learn what to expect from college, and equip them with important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college. 

Resource Guide on Higher Education for People with Disabilities
http://www.txddc.state.tx.us/resources/publications/collegehtml.asp

Key Laws link to Disability Laws - General
http://governor.state.tx.us/disabilities/resources/higher_education/

The Next Step Higher Ed Video
http://www.txddc.state.tx.us/resources/publications/NextStepVideo.asp

TEA Special Education Division
            512-463-9414      
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed/

Secondary Transition guidance:
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed/guidance/transition.html

 

SW Gallaudet Regional Center (GURC) Austin
http://www.austincc.edu/swgurc 

The goal of the Gallaudet Regional Center is to provide a regional connection to Gallaudet University, its educational programs, and its community. The center will offer extension courses, training workshops, and technical assistance to address the educational, transition, and professional development needs of deaf and hard of hearing people from birth through adulthood.

College - Financial Aid
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Contact info:              512-427-6100      
Texas Financial Aid Center:             888-311-8881      texasprojectfirst.org/AgePostGraduation.html 
Websites: http://www.hhloans.com/cfbin/tofa.cfm?Kind=E
(Exemptions)  http://www.collegefortexans.com/cfbin/tofa.cfm?Kind=E
(Deaf/Blind Waiver and others)http://www.collegefortexans.com/cfbin/tofa.cfm?Kind=W

A Resource Guide for Special Education Students on Transition Services: 
http://www.transitionintexas.org/transitionintexas/site/default.asp

AHEAD in Texas   (Association of Higher Education and Disability) 
http://www.texasahead.org/work_force/education.html


The Higher Education Act
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/library.html

Parent Tips For Transition Planning
http://www.pacer.org/publications/pdfs/ALL14.pdf 
Information on transition planning (TP) which helps to prepare young people for their futures. TP is required in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students with a disability by age 16. Provides tips on how to prepare a student for transitioning from school to further education, employment and independent living. This link opens a PDF document. 

The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities

The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities is within the office of the Governor. The Committee's mission is to further opportunities for persons with disabilities to enjoy full and equal access to lives of independence, productivity, and self-determination. The Committee is composed of 12 members appointed by the governor, and of nonvoting ex officio members. The appointed members are appointed for staggered terms of two years. At least seven of the appointed members must be persons with disabilities. The Committee serves as a central source of information and education on the abilities, rights, problems, and needs of persons with disabilities. The staff of the Governor’s Committee supports and manages the work of the Committee. The Committee’s enabling statute is in the Human Resources Code, Chapter 115. 

Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities
P.O. Box 12428  Austin, TX 78711
            512-463-5739       (voice), 
            512-463-5746       (TTY)
Dial 711 or your relay provider of choice
This document is available in alternate formats on request.
http://governor.state.tx.us/disabilities/ 
November 30, 2009

Vcampus, The e-Learning Solution Provider!
http://www.vcampus.com/webuol/index.cfm 
            800-915-9298      
1850 Centennial Park Drive, Ste.200
Reston, VA  20191
*Provides online courses through several accredited colleges and universities that allow for starting a degree from scratch or finishing up a degree.


Employment

Project FIRST (Family, Information, Resources, Support and Training
http://texasprojectfirst.org/AgePostGraduation.html 

Virginia Commonwealth University's Decisions to Get the Job document (If, When, How to disclose your disability) 

Advocacy, Inc.
            (800) 252-9108      
http://www.advocacyinc.org/

The ARC of Texas
            800-252-9729      
http://www.thearcoftexas.org/

Partners Resource Network
http://partnerstx.org
            800-866-4726      
Partners@PartnersTx.org

Job Accommodation Network
Office of Disability Employment Policy
http://www.jan.wvu.edu/ 

U.S. Department of Education 
Office of Special Education Programs (IDEA)
http://idea.ed.gov/explore/home

Office for Civil Rights 

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html

Customer Service Team
550 12 Street, SW
Washington, D.C.  20202-1100
            800-421-3481      
            877-521-2172       (TDD)
202-245-6840 (fax)
OCR@ed.gov

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 2600
Dallas, TX  75201
            972-437-5923      
            214-880-2456       (TDD)
214-880-3082 (fax)
OCR_Dallas@ed.gov

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
http://www.rfbd.org
            866-732-3585      
*recorded textbooks

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
http://www.nichcy.org
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013-1492
            800-695-0285       (Voice/TT)
            202-884-8200       (Voice/TT)
*NICHCY Briefing Paper is intended to serve as a guide to help parents and educators know what ADD is, what to look for, and what to do. NICHCY is one of four clearinghouses established by Congress to provide specialized information on disabilities