Community Engagement encompasses resources which promote community membership and integrate instruction with first-hand experience for students with intellectual disability’s inclusion, participation, and membership in communities of their choice. There are College Life resources regarding the available clubs and activities within an institution, Self-Advocacy resources for students to access, negotiate, and join local and chosen communities, and Service Learning resources where students are encouraged to get involved and give back to their communities.
National Center for College Students with Disabilities
The NCCSD is based at AHEAD and is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
DREAM: Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring
DREAM (Disability Rights, Education Activism, and Mentoring) is a national organization for and by college students with disabilities, supported in our work by our sponsoring organization, the National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) and based at the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD).
Campus Life/College Living
The module goal is to provide information about 3 key aspects of campus life and college living that are particular to the college environment and to establishing the self as a separate person from one’s nuclear family.
Campus Life: Joining Clubs and Organizations
Provide college students with disabilities knowledge and resources regarding campus club and organizational membership.
Bull Buds: Making a Difference
Article about student organizations seeking to connect USFSP students with their campus and community.
Building Community Through Service-Learning
Provides a framework for inclusion of students with intellectual disabilties in higher education.
Service Learning Directory - USFSP
This directory serves as an example for how individual programs could have their information listed and distributed. Information obtained from this publication may or may not be accurate.
UCF Office of Experiential Learning
Departmental website designed to help enhance academic study and student competency through experiential learning. Ensures all students have access to and include experiential learning courses in their academic programs to apply course content and gain relevant academic, personal and professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
Best Buddies is an international organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
The Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST, is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to improving education through Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Description coming soon.
Florida Independent Living Council Contact List
This comprehensive list provides persons with various contact information regarding referrals, training, and peer support.
What's a Plan Got To Do With It, Got To Do With It?
Participants will explore the value of having a PLAN before working with various agencies during transition.