Resources for Special Populations
 
 
Below are some useful links to learn more about the topic and/or population indicated.
 
 

College Resources for Students with Disabilities

http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/disabled-students/

You will find useful information regarding students with disabilities such as legal rights, resources and campus life.
Diverse Populations
 
Information serving 4 diverse populations 1) persons with disabilities 2) adults in transition, 3) Youth, and 4) Persons with limited English proficiency.  Valuable information and resources for those specific populations and all in one site.  The links are useful, for example, under the Adult section it has quick link to the Alliance for an Experienced Workforce that helps employers plan workplaces to successfully engage workers over the age of 50. 
Howard College Libraries - Deaf Schools and Colleges
 
A Listing of Deaf Schools and Colleges. 
The Student-Athlete in the Process
 
This site takes a student-athlete through the process of college application and more.
National Collegiate Athletic Association
 
This is a comprehensive website includes everything about Collegiate Athletics.  This website has it all from information on academics, to legislation, eligibility and recruitment to specifics regarding each sport imaginable.  It contains information about conferences as well as links to other related resources and publications
College Student Athletes.com
 
A free tool for students looking to combine academics and athletics at a Division III college.
College Board – Choosing a College
 
College Board offers information for high school students going on to play college sports.  Includes the process of choosing and applying to colleges and steps beyond the usual application process.
 
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Default_EN.asp
 
HACU represents more than 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal.  HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). This website will provide you with information regarding membership, conferences, scholarship and so much more.
Economic Diversity of Colleges
 
This website is the first publicly available source of campus-level data on student income, race and ethnicity, and student loan usage that can be compared over time and across institutions.
Americans with Disabilities Act Home page
 
This website is administered by the US Dept. of Justice and it provides a wealth of information about the Americans with Disabilities Act, resources, programs, guide to Disability rights and much more.  It has other federal agencies within ADA and links to their individual websites such as Employment, Public Transportation, Telephone Relay Service, Housing, etc.  It also has a list of publications related to various topics as well as resources for businesses to comply with ADA. 
The National Center for Learning Disorders
 
A guide to essential information about learning disabilities, early literacy and learning resources, support for adolescents and adults with learning disabilities, public policy and advocacy tools. The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has developed this comprehensive site to help:
 
GreatSchools is a website committed to inspire and empower parents to get involved. It is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides information free to all parents.  A widely used website most visited resource for K-12 families.
Adult Re-Entry Students – American River College
http://wserver.arc.losrios.edu/~reentry/
 
A student service center at American River College dedicated to the needs of Re-Entry students.
GateWay Community College
 
Through GateWay Community College offers career planning for their students. It has a link to Navigate Your Success and it has Career Planning Services and Assessment Tools where students through various other links can learn about their skills and abilities, search industries and occupations, educational pathways, and so much more.
International Student
 
This site is designed for international student and study abroad, through this online portal you can assess information about education overseas.
Medical Assistant Degrees
 
Information on medical assistant training programs for those looking to begin a new career in the medical assisting field.  A Guide to career options for those with disabilities.
ADHD
 
This website is designed to provide you with information and resources on:
  • Selecting the right college for a student with ADHD
  • Obtaining help at the college for a student with ADHD
  • Helpful interventions and accommodations for college students with ADHD