There are a wide range of resources available.
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Learning Disability Evaluations in the Portland Area
Obtaining documentation of a learning disability is an important process for students who need to be able to request adjustments to the learning or work environment. These formal assessments are often expensive.
Learning about options can help individuals to plan. Please discuss any concerns you have about documenting a learning disability with DS. We may have ideas or resources to help.
New Scholarship Opportunity
Portland Community College and the PCC Foundation are proud to offer a new scholarship opportunity for students with spinal cord injuries. This is an amazing opportunity to offer financial assistance to students in the Portland area who are interested in pursuing their academic goals in a supportive college environment. Those who are interested should apply through the PCC Scholarship site, or contact Disability Services with any questions.
Each term there are free workshops that are available to anyone at PCC who is interested. No need to be a student working with our office. The general student population as well as staff and faculty are encouraged to participate.
Technology Peer Mentors
Learning how to use computers effectively is not always easy. Students who need a mentor to help them practice with tools and techniques should talk with their Disability Services counselor. We have Accessibility Aides who can help with individual or small group technology support in several key areas. Contact Disability Services to learn more.
Transition to Employment
Disability Services can help serve as a liaison between students and their academic programs when there are questions about accommodation in internships or certification exams. We also program a variety of opportunities for students to engage during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Courses and Programs of Interest
- PE 130 is offered as as Adapted Physical Education I, II, and III, and also as Aquatic ADapted Physical Education I, II, and III. Details are available within Physical Education course descriptions See photos and descriptions of the equipment available for Adapted Physical Education.
- Deaf Studies and ASL Interpretation
Cooperative Education or Internships in programs of study can be discussed. There are many options that could work well. The application of skills in accessible content creation is often a key component.
Online community for college students with disabilities - DREAM
Disability Rights, Education Activism, and Mentoring is promoting a national disabilities agenda for post-secondary students and their allies.
Disability and Population Specific Resources
- Black, Disabled, and Proud: College Students with Disabilities
- The autism spectrum
- Hidden disabilities
- Mobility and dexterity lmitations
- Sensory differences
- Student veterans who experience disability
Some of these resources are local and others are national or international.
- Disability Rights Oregon - http://www.droregon.org/about-us
- Disability Laws and Students’ Rights - www.ed.gov/policy/rights/guid/ocr/disability.html
- Office of Civil Rights - www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/qa-disability.html
- United Nations Enable - http://www.un.org/disabilities/