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Best Colleges and Universities for Disabled Students

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Updated July 23, 2014

Many colleges and universities offer special services, housing accommodations and special accommodations in-class. However, not all colleges and universities create special programs and services for their disabled student population. The following is a list of the best colleges and universities for disabled students in the United States that have gone beyond the minimum requirements of the Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Alabama - Samford University

Samford University offers a separate application process for students with disabilities. The applications are handled directly through the Disability Resources office. In addition, the university emphasizes accessible buildings throughout the campus.

  • Samford University.
  • R. W. Beeson University Center.
  • Room #205.
  • 800 Lakeshore Dr.
  • Box 292276.
  • Birmingham, AL 35229.
  • E-mail: arsherma@samford.edu.
  • Phone: 205-726-4078.
  • Fax: 205-726-2842.
  • Skype: Disabilityresources1.

Alaska - University of Alaska Anchorage

"At the University of Alaska Anchorage, providing equal opportunities for students who experience disabilities is a campus-wide responsibility and commitment. There are two primary areas in which DSS serves: by coordinating support services for UAA students who experience disabilities. In addition to those support services, DSS promotes a Universal Design approach to encourage a barrier-free culture for everyone. When barriers do arise, DSS serves as a resource to assist in the identification of reasonable adjustments."

  • Disability Support Services.
  • RH 105.
  • 3211 Providence Dr.
  • Anchorage Alaska 99508.
  • Phone: 786-4530.
  • Fax: 786-4531.
  • Email: uaa_dss@uaa.alaska.edu.

California - Diablo Valley College

Florida - Barry University - CAL Program

  • Barry University.
  • Center for Advanced Learning.
  • 11300 NE 2nd Avenue.
  • Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695.
  • Phone: 305-899-3988/3316.
  • Toll-free: 1-800-756-6000, ext. 3988/3316.
  • Email: psandals@mail.barry.edu.
  • Fax: 305-899-3778.

Florida - Beacon University

  • Beacon University.
  • College for Learning Disability and ADHD Students.
  • 105 East Main Street.
  • Leesburg, Florida 34748.
  • Phone: 352-787-7660.
  • Fax: 352-787-0721.

Illinois - De Paul University - PLuS Program for LD and AD/HD

  • DePaul University - PLuS Program.
  • 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.,
  • SC 370 Chicago, IL 60614.
  • Phone: 773-325-1677.
  • Fax: 773-325-3720.

Indiana - Anderson University

  • Anderson University.
  • Kissinger Learning Center.
  • 1100 East Fifth Street.
  • Anderson, IN 46012.
  • Phone: 800-428-6414.
  • Director of Disability Services: 765-641-4223.

Iowa - Iowa State University

Massachusetts - American International College - LD Program

  • American International College.
  • LD Program.
  • 1000 State Street.
  • Springfield, MA 01109.
  • Phone: 800-242-3142.
  • Supportive Learning Services Coordinator: 413-205-3430.

Massachusetts - Boston University

  • Office of Disability Services.
  • Boston University.
  • 19 Deerfield Street (2nd Floor).
  • Boston, Massachusetts 02215.
  • Phone: 617-353-3658 (V/TTY).
  • Fax: 617-353-9646.
  • Email: access@bu.edu.
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