Community Support, Resources and Advocacy

Disability Access Information and Support, DAIS –  DAIS is an important resource to the higher education community, providing a menu of services for those concerned with disability and access in higher education.  Institutions and organizations can contract for help from DAIS, in the person of Jane Jarrow, Ph.D., for a variety of services. The growing list of DAIS publications includes resource materials to assist in interpreting legal mandates, reviewing policies and procedures, and understanding the philosophical underpinnings of providing quality service to people with disabilities in the postsecondary environment.

Dyslexia Guide: Guide to Overcoming Dyslexia. A Comprehensive Resource Guide for Teachers and Students (Provided by SuperSummary).  This guide is for those interested in learning more about the resources available to those with dyslexia, and their parents and teachers. The links provided within the guide include organizations focused on dyslexia and other learning disabilities, and other general resources related to dyslexia.

Learning Ally – a national not-for-profit dedicated to bringing parents, teachers and the community together to empower dyslexic, blind or visually impaired students to succeed.

Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled – In partnership with the State Library of Ohio Talking Book Program, OLBPD serves as the Regional Library for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) of the Library of Congress, and administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the State of Ohio by postage-free mail. OLBPD and the State Library of Ohio Talking Book Program received the 2010 National Library Service Network Library of the Year Award.

Understood – Understood is a resource for parents of students with learning and attention issues.  It is designed for parents and has a Parent Toolkit, etc.