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Resources/Agencies/Organizations

Brenda Rossnagel

Brenda Rossnagel

disAbility Services

Washington Street Campus

Student Service Center, Room 112

806-371-5436

 
Jordan Herrera

Jordan Herrera

Social Services

 

Washington Street Campus

WARE, Room 108

806-371-5439

 

Local Organizations:

Amarillo City Transit
806-378-3098

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services, Blind Division/Amarillo
(806) 351-3870

Department of Assistive Rehabilitation Services/Rehabilitation Commission/Amarillo
806-351-3830

Epilepsy Foundation West Texas/Amarillo
806-352-5426

Turn Center - Panhandle Council for the Deaf /Amarillo
TDD and Voice 806-359-1506

Panhandle Independent Living Center/Amarillo
806-374-1400

Workfource Solutions - Panhandle
806-372-5521

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:

Advocacy Incorporated /Lubbock Regional Office
(800) 880-0821

Attention Deficit Disorder
(800) 223-4050, voice mail to request information

Autism Society of America
1 (301) 657-0881

Cerebral Palsy Guide
1-855-329-1008

Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, provides legal advocacy
(800) 998-3363

Learning Ally
1(512) 323-9390
Toll-Free (877) 246-7321

Learning Disabilities Association of Texas
1 (512) 458-8234
(800) 604-7500 Texas Only

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
(800) 152 9605 


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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