Resources

Scholarship Opportunities

Two $500 Karman HealthCare Scholarships open to all college and university students with a mobility disability using a wheelchair, or other mobility device on a regular basis
Deadline to Apply: September 1
Link to Apply: http://www.karmanhealthcare.com/scholarships/

$10,000 BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through
Education Scholarship for college/grad students with any disability studying
business/commerce, engineering, math, physics, statistics or a related
discipline.
For more informationhttps://www.limeconnect.com/programs/page/bmo-capital-markets-lime-connect-equity-through-education-scholarship
Deadline: September 30

Scott and Paul Pearsall Grant
Offering $10,000 to support graduate student research supporting public understanding of the psychological pain and stigma experienced by adults who live with physical disabilities, American Psychological Foundation.
Deadline to apply: October 1
Link to applyhttp://www.apa.org/apf/funding/pearsall.aspx

College Financial Aid for Students with Learning Disabilities; numerous scholarships and other resources available. Click on the link to view more information.
More information:https://www.understood.org/en/family/managing-everyday-challenges/financial-challenges/financial-aid-and-scholarships-for-students-with-learning-and-attention-issues

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Awards to any graduating high school student or undergraduate with a disability.
Link for more information: http://www.augerlaw.com/disabled-scholar-award/

One-time scholarship from Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) of $5000. Fellows must establish or participate in leadership in an ASAN campus chapter or a disability rights student organization, promote Autistic culture and community, and take steps to improve disability accessibility and inclusion on campus.
Details athttp://autisticadvocacy.org/projects/education/autistic-scholars/
Deadline: Late October

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarships, for people with M.S. or their children. This link offers numerous local and national scholarships with various deadlines for a variety of disabilities.
Link: https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Work-and-Home/Insurance-and-Financial-Information/Financial-Resources/Scholarship-Program/Scholarship-Resources

Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities $1,200-$2,500 annual renewable; for people with disabilities to obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice. To apply, you must have an identified disability. Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates planning to or already enrolled in at least half-time US undergraduate college or university study.
Visit this link for more information and to apply: https://scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship  

Churchill Foundation – Students with Autism Scholarship 
Amount: $5,800 
In memory of a family member who died late last year, we wanted to show some support for those who have autism by offering this scholarship, for that reason, we are offering students who have a loved one with autism or a student themselves that are faced with the effects of autism a $5,800 scholarship.
To apply please visit: https://churchillpublicadjusters.com/public-adjusters-autism-scholarship/

Community Organizations 

The Arc of Franklin/Fulton Counties and of Cumberland/Perry Counties serves individuals with cognitive, developmental and intellectual disabilities. They have a variety of programs including socials, respite, housing, and transportation. Please see http://thearcoffranklinfultoncounties.com/ and http://www.cparc.org/. For the national level Arc, see: www.thearc.org.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Pennsylvania provides a range of community based services to people with disabilities. The run the Branch Creek Neighbors program in Shippensburg, offering day activities and respite programs. See http://www.ucpcentralpa.org/.

Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania is involved in national, state, and local disability issues that affect people with disabilities. Their central mission is to assist people with disabilities drawing on our own personal experiences and expertise. CILCP encourages, motivates, and supports people with disabilities to achieve goals, meet challenges, fulfill dreams and ultimately live well! http://cilcp.org/.

ADAPT of Pennsylvania is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom. See http://www.adapt.org/main for the national ADAPT website, and http://adapt.org/adapt-groups/ for state information.

Self Advocates United as 1 is one of Pennsylvania’s organizations that fosters self-determination for people with disabilities and encourages their voices to be heard. See www.sau1.org.

PA Link to Aging and Disability Resources is an Aging and Disability Resource Center and is housed in the Cumberland County Office of Aging and Community Services. See www.ccpa.net/CumberlandLink for more information.

Educational and Academic Organizations

The Disability History Museum's mission is to foster a deeper understanding about how changing cultural values, notions of identity, laws and policies have shaped and influenced the experience of people with disabilities, their families and their communities over time. http://www.disabilitymuseum.org/ 

Society for Disability Studies is the national professional association for disability studies scholars. It sponsors the journal, Disability Studies Quarterly. See www.disstudies.org.

Association on Higher Education and Disability is a professional organization committed to of persons with disabilities in higher education. See www.ahead.org.

Council for Exceptional Children  https://www.cec.sped.org/

College Guide for Students with Disabilities https://www.bestcollegereviews.org/college-guide-for-students-with-disabilities/

Government Agencies and Organizations

National Council on Disability - an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting Americans with disabilities. See www.ncd.org.

National Institute of Health is America’s medical research agency. See www.nih.gov.

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a component of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), is the main federal agency that supports applied research, training and development to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/nidrr/index.html 

National Center on Disability and Journalism has released a new, comprehensive style guide for journalists and professionals who report or write about people with living disabilities. The guide offers information and advice on nearly 70 commonly used words or terms, from “able-bodied” to “confined to a wheelchair.” It is being released to coincide with the United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3. The day of observance aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.In addition to offering recommendations on language choices, the guide provides a brief background on each word or term and touches on instances in which disability organizations disagree on usage. It also notes whether or not the word or term is addressed in The Associated Press Stylebook, widely used by journalists around the world as a guide to writing. Two-thirds of the entries in the NCDJ guide are not covered in the AP Stylebook.NCDJ’s disability style guide is available on the organization’s website or as a printable PDF at http://ncdj.org/style-guide/

Disability Culture / Resources

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps is a program supported by the federal government and other organizations that aim to engage adults in public service work to help others and meet the needs of communities. See https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do for employment opportunities.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: John Hudson Internship Program. This is a paid summer internship program located in Fairfax County Government agencies for college students and recent graduates with disabilities. Application materials are due on April 17, 2017. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/disabilities/internprogram.htm for position descriptions and application materials. For more information, contact Jill Clark at jill.clark@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Syracuse University’s Disability Culture Center is dedicated to the establishment and celebration of a community that fosters pride in one’s identity and creates a culture of inclusion. http://sudcc.syr.edu/.

Choosing the Right College for Students with Disabilities -- Tips for students with disabilities when transitioning from high school to college: http://wheelerwife.hubpages.com/hub/Tips-for-Choosing-the-Right-College-for-Students-with-Disabilities

College Resources for Students with Disabilities - Information for students detailing information about a variety of disabilities and resources that relate: https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/resources-for-students-with-disabilities/

Study Tips for College Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia - Information to help students work with their professors throughout their college career: https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/dyslexia-dysgraphia/

Living with Cerebral Palsy - Information pertaining to the different aspects of life for an individual who has Cerebral Palsy - Going through every day life activities: https://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com/cerebral-palsy/living

Disability Language Style Guide - Check out this style guide for information relating to disability language:  http://ncdj.org/style-guide/