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The U.S. Department of Labor provides valuable information regarding work and disability, including laws and policies regarding disability in the workplace, accommodations available, and your rights as an employee.

Link: https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/disability

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Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP) provides free informational packets for parents that are available for download. These packets give information on specific learning disabilities, assistive technology, accommodations, and more. The STEP website also provides training and other links to resources for parents.

Link: http://www.tnstep.org/resources/infoPackets.aspx...

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ADHD is a learning disorder, the symptoms of which can greatly affect a child's learning. This page from VeryWell Mind is dedicated to ADHD and ways to help children, their parents, and teachers manage the symptoms, both at school and at home.

Link: https://www.verywellmind.com/adhd-school-issues-4157279

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The Metropolitan Center for Independent living provides resources for transitioning for those with disabilities, from post-secondary education and training to recreation and leisure.

Link: http://www.mcil-mn.org/programs/7-transition/25-transition-resources

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This page from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society provides information and several guides for supporting children with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in school. These include Childhood MS: A Guide for Parents, Students with MS & the Academic Setting: A Handbook for School Personnel, and more.

Link: https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Resources-Support/Resources-for-Specific-Populations/Pediatric-MS-Support-Network#section-4 ...

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Although there are certain rights for students with disabilities in both secondary and postsecondary educational settings, there are subtle differences that can affect the planning and pursuing of education for these settings. The University of Washington made this article to compare the legal, social, and academic differences students will face...

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After high school, two laws continue to protect the rights of students with disabilities. These include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. This article seeks to explain what these are and how they aid students in continuing their education in post-secondary settings....

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Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the tasks, environment or to the way things are usually done that enable individuals with disabilities to have an equal opportunity to participate in an academic program or a job. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) stipulates that postsecondary institutions are responsible for...

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This article from the Virginia Commonwealth University's Training & Technical Assistance center offers examples of students with significant disabilites benefitting from the various uses of an iPad. It describes how its built-in accessibility software and other tools for communication, reading, and storytelling helps them to connect with their classmates and...

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Wrong Planet is a website where people from the autism community can come together to attain resources, share stories, and keep up with what's in the news. There are forums for discussion on various topics, and connections to resources that may be helpful.

Link: http://wrongplanet.net/ ...

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