National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD)

Description

ICI has joined with the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and a number of other partners to oversee and expand the National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD). The consortium serves a variety of stakeholders, including college and transition-age students with disabilities, families, faculty and staff at institutions of higher education, other secondary programs, and transition programs of local education agencies. The NCCSD serves a variety of functions. These include: creating educational modules for faculty and staff at institutions of higher education and educators working in transition programs; maintaining and expanding the National Center for College Students with Disabilities Resource Clearinghouse as well as the Campus Disability Resource (CeDaR) Databases which include resources and disability-related information from degree-granting colleges and universities across the United States; and supporting the Disability Rights, Education Activism, and Mentoring program (DREAM) run by and for students with disabilities. The NCCSD will also provide technical assistance related to accommodations, planning, and evaluation to support young adults with disabilities, their families, and staff at the post-secondary and transition level as well as evaluate the outcomes of these efforts.

Contact
Brian H Abery, Renata Ticha, Wendy Harbour
Director
Brian H Abery, Wendy Harbour
Funder
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Education
Collaborators
Association on Higher Education and Disability
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston
Center for Parent Information and Resources
Florida A&M University
LaGuardia Community College
San Francisco State University

Staff

Brian H Abery :: Research Manager 3


Renata Ticha :: Research Associate


Partner staff

Wendy Harbour :: Associate Executive Director for Programs and Development


Topics

  • Employment and postsecondary education
    • Preparing for postsecondary education