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Resources/Agencies/Organizations

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Sherri O'Daniel

disAbility Services

Washington Street Campus

WARE 305L

806-345-5639

 
Jordan Herrera

Jordan Herrera

Advocacy Resource Center

Washington Street Campus

WARE, Room 108

806-371-5446

 

 
 

Local Organizations:

Amarillo City Transit
806-378-3095

Texas Workforce Commission - Vocational Rehabilitation Services 
806-351-3830

Epilepsy Foundation West Texas/Amarillo
806-352-5426

 

Turn Center
806-353-3596


Panhandle Council for the Deaf /Amarillo
806-359-1506

Panhandle Independent Living Center/Amarillo
806-374-1400

TPC - Texas Panhandle Centers
806-337-1000

Uniting Parents, a Program of the Coalition of Health Services, Inc.
806-337-1700
 


Other Organizations and Disability Groups:

Disability Rights Texas
(512) 454-4816

Attention Deficit Disorder
(800) 939-1019

Autism Society of America
1 (301) 657-0881

Cerebral Palsy Guide
(855) 220-1101

Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
(512) 478-3370

Learning Ally
1-800-221-4792

Learning Disabilities Association of Texas
contact@ldatx.org

Office for Civil Rights
1-800-872-5327
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202

Texas State Library Talking Book Program
Austin 1 (512) 463-5458
 


Tuition Exemption


Financial Information:

Amarillo Area Foundation Scholarship Program
806-376-4521

Amarillo College/LITE Scholarship
806-345-5639

Federal Financial Aid FAFSA
1-800-433-3243
TTY 1-800-730-8913

Financial Aid Office/Amarillo College
806-371-5000

Texas Financial Aid Information Center
1-888-311-8881


Resources for Youth with Disabilities

  1. The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities

    This workbook helps young people make informed decisions about whether or not to disclose their disability and understand how that decision may impact their education, employment, and social lives. Based on the premise that disclosure is a very personal decision, the Workbook helps young people think about and practice disclosing their disability. 

    The workbook does not tell a young person what to do. Rather, it helps them make informed decisions about disclosing their disability, decisions that will affect their educational, employment, and social lives.
  2. Cyber Disclosure for Youth with Disabilities. This document is a supplement to The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities which helps youth learn about disability disclosure and what it means for them. Since the toolkit was written in 2005, there have been many advances in technology that have changed what youth need to know about disability disclosure. The goal of this document is to provide you with suggestions about how to make an informed decision about your own disability disclosure and to manage your disclosure online.
  3. College Planning for Student with Disabilities – a supplement to the College Prep Handbook. By Education Quest Foundation. 
  4. Entering the World of Work: What Youth with Mental Health Needs Should Know about Accommodations An ODEP fact sheet for youth with mental health needs entering the workforce which addresses important concerns they may have regarding disclosure and accommodations.
  5. Essential Skills to Getting a Job: What Young People with Disabilities Need to Know
  6. The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) An ODEP-sponsored summer internship program for college students with disabilities. 
  7. TWC Publications:  Success At Work & Texas Job Hunter's Guide
  8. Compilation of websites regarding Scholarship Information.   Available on the Disability Resource Guide (or upon request from Navigator) on all of our offices (resource room desktops).
  9. Southwest ADA Center & ADA Hotline: 1-800-949-4232


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