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American Council on Education (ACE) –
Regional GED Testing Centers for people with disabilities.

Toll Free: 800/626-9433, ask for regional GED testing center. to look up your state's GED administrator

Council for Exceptional Children
Information Center on Disabilities and Gifted Education
Toll Free:  888/232-7733 (V), 866/915-5000 (TTY), 703/620-3660

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
ERIC is a digital library of education-related resources, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.
Toll Free:  800/538-3742,
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. EST from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) RRTC on Workplace Supports and Job Retention
Web site contains information about living college life with a disability. It’s designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities and additional resources that can help individuals get a head start in planning for college.
Phone: 804/828-1851

National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Inc. (NASDSE)
NASDSE is a services-focused organization which helps state agencies promote and support specially designed instruction and related services for children and youth with disabilities.
Phone:  703/519-3800 (V), 703/519-7008 (TTY)

National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education (AccessIT)
AccessIT increases access to electronic and information technology for students and employees with disabilities through a nation-wide effort to incorporate accessibility into policies and practices in all areas where information technology is used in education.
Toll Free:  866/968-2223, 866/866-0162 (TTY)
For the ADA/IT Technical Assistance Center Information call
Toll Free:

National Database of Educational Resources on Spinal Cord Injury
Maintains informational materials such as videotapes, audiotapes, and written materials on various SCI topics: employment, exercise, nutrition, rehabilitation, and many others.
Maintained by the Texas Model Spinal Cord Injury System.
Phone: 713/797-5946

National Library of Education (NLE)
The federal government's main resource center for education information.
Toll Free:  800/424-1616
Reference Desk: 202/205-5015
Circulation Desk: 202/205-4945
TTY: 202/205-7561

Peterson’s Guides and Resources
General college and test preparation guides
Toll Free:  800/338-3282, ext. 5660,
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. EST

Rehabilitation Counseling Web Links from the GWU Department of
Counseling Human and Organization Studies (CHAOS)

Provides information about rehabilitation counseling studies for prospective and current students.

Universal Design Education Online
UDEO supports educators and students in their teaching and study of universal design.

U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Ensuring equal access to education and to promoting educational excellence.
Toll Free: 800/872-5327 (V), 800/437-0833 (TTY)

U.S. Department of Education (ED) – Federal Register Documents

U.S. Department of Education (ED) Office of Civil Rights
Frequently Asked Questions about Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities

What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) collects, screens, and identifies studies of effectiveness of educational interventions (programs, products, practices, and policies).
Toll Free: 866/503-6114