Going to College

Links on this page will help answer questions about going to college.

ACT website
This is the home page for the ACT.
Career One Stop
CareerOneStop is…
•Your source for employment information and inspiration
•The place to manage your career
•Your pathway to career success
•Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals
•Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor
CareerOneStopis a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy. It includes:

•America’s Career InfoNet helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices. The Web site features user-friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools, career exploration assistance, and other resources that support talent development in today's fast-paced global marketplace. (www.CareerInfoNet.org)

•America’s Service Locator connects individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local One-Stop Career Centers. The Web site provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities. (www.ServiceLocator.org)
In partnership with other U.S. Department of Labor programs, CareerOneStop also deploys other Web sites including:

•Competency Model Clearinghouse provides the business community with a means to communicate its skill needs to educators and the workforce system in a common industry-driven framework. The models and other competency-based resources support development of curriculum and increased awareness of careers in high-growth industries. (www.CareerOneStop.org/CompetencyModel)

•Key to Career Success provides career information and links to work-related services that help veterans and military service members successfully transition to civilian careers. (www.CareerOneStop.org/militarytransition)

Learn how you can publish CareerOneStop data directly on your own Web site. CareerOneStop offers a wide range of career, employment and education data as Web services, allowing third parties to obtain quality-controlled data sets and seamlessly integrate them into their own Web sites. Visit CareerOneStop's Web services for more information.

CareerOneStop operates a Customer Service Center to address questions regarding its Web sites.

•Contact the Service Center during the hours of 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Central Time) Monday - Friday.
•Email: info@careeronestop.org
•Toll-free number: 1-877-348-0502
•TTY: 1-877-348-0501
Disabilty Support Services Office
Accommodations and services for students with disabilities who are attending colleges and universities. Refer to MOAHEAD website and inquire about Guidebook.
Going to College
This Web site contains information about living college life with a disability. It’s designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities and additional resources that can help you get a head start in planning for college.

Through several interviews, college students with disabilities from across Virginia provided key information for the site. These video clips offer a way for you to hear firsthand from students with disabilities who have been successful.

Each module includes several activities that will help you to explore more about yourself, learn what to expect from college and equip you with important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college. Share these with your parents, teachers and guidance counselor — you might just teach them a thing or two.
Missouri Association on Higher Education & Disability-MOAHEAD
Provides resources (Guidebook) & trainings to professionals, students adn families to access the post secondary setting.
Rehabilitation Services Administration
The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) oversees grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services.

RSA's major Title I formula grant program provides funds to state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies to provide employment-related services for individuals with disabilities, giving priority to individuals who are significantly disabled.
Think College
For over 40 years, the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) has worked to ensure that people with disabilities have the same opportunity to dream big, and make their dreams a fully included, integrated, and welcomed reality. As a leader not only in Massachusetts, but also nationally and internationally, ICI strives to create a world where all people with disabilities are welcome and fully included in valued roles wherever they go, whether a school, workplace, volunteer group, home, or any other part of the community. All of ICI's efforts stem from one core value: that people with disabilities are more of an expert than anyone else. Therefore, people with disabilities should have the same rights and controls and maintain lives based on their individual preferences, choices, and dreams.

ICI was established in 1967 at Children's Hospital Boston by Dr. Allen Crocker and was originally known as the Developmental Evaluation Center. The Center was one of the first in the country, established as a direct result of President Kennedy's recognition of the national need for increased support and training for citizens with mental retardation. Through the years ICI has expanded its scope, and today ICI's services focus on the entire life-span of people with all types of disabilities.

"For over forty years, our focus has been to figure out ways people with disabilities can participate in everyday activities and all aspects of the community," explains Bill Kiernan, director of ICI. "There is still the perception out there that people with disabilities cannot work, cannot move on to higher education, and in general are limited in their activities." ICI, now based at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Children's Hospital Boston, helps change that reality with a wide range of initiatives including: training, research, consultation, community outreach, and clinical and employment services.

ICI projects and programs involve local, state, and national agencies, schools, institutes of higher education, national service programs, rehabilitation providers, multicultural organizations, employers, and many others. All of these partnerships work to further goals of independence and inclusion.