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 Bottar Leone Scholarship

Bottar Leone, PLLC, is proud to announce its first ever scholarship for students with physical or learning disabilities (the "Bottar Leone Scholarship"). This $2,500 scholarship will be awarded twice annually to a recent high school graduate with a documented physical or learning disability

 http://www.bottarleone.com/physical-learning-scholarship.html

 Deadlines for Applications: July 1st for fall, December 1st for spring

 

 

Graduate Studies Student Scholarship

GS Scholarship flyer

 

Southwest Florida Community Foundation 2015 Scholarship Listing

2015 Scholarship listing

 Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students and their families, has recently published a new resource for students with disabilities, titled “Making College Affordable: A Guide for Students with Disabilities.”  Multiple experts in the field with experience in academia, financial aid, and law contributed to the content in this resource guide, including:

     - Advice and resources for loans and scholarships available specifically for students with disabilities
     - A comprehensive list of the best schools for disabled students, evaluated by each institution’s disability services

     - Distance learning tips for students with disabilities
     - Job resources for students with disabilities

     - Additional helpful resources

Anyone can access our free guide at the following location:

      Affordable Colleges Online: College Guide for Students with Disabilities
      http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/spotlight/affordable-colleges-for-students-with-disabilities/

 Dan Schuessler

Chief Affordability Officer

916-990-4526

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Scholarship Opportunities:

FCB/FCCLV:Florida Council for the Blind scholarship information-Go to fcb.org

 

Purpose To fund post-high school educational opportunities at the college, community college, or technical

school level for men and women with a physical disability who use a wheelchair

 

Award The number of scholarships awarded each year and the amount of each is determined by the

Selection Committee. Students may reapply.

 

Eligibility Requirements

          Must have graduated from a public or private high school in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee

County; or currently be enrolled or planning to attend a Florida state college, community college or

technical school

          Must have a physical disability and use a wheelchair

          Must document financial need

Any student  interested  please go to to www.floridacommunity.com to complete the application. Once opened click on "I'm a Student".

 

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 Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship 2015

Scholarship information

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There's an excellent app called Duolingo that is multi-platform that is being touted as the best way to learn a new language on the go. It's supposed to be easy, fun, and very effective.

And a link to the app's webpage: http://www.duolingo.com/

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AudioNote for iPad and iPhone. It records the audio and syncs it with the typed content. Click on the link for more information:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audionote-notepad-voice-recorder/id369820957?mt=8

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This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend.

Great opportunity for College students & College grads with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including Abbott, American Airlines, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, FAA, PwC, Peace Corps, USDA, & More Great Employers!

Register at www.disability.careereco.net

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Career Resources for Students with Disabilities

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
http://www.cosdonline.org/

Centers for Independent Living
www.virtualcil.net/cils

Disability and Business Technical Assistance
http://www.adata.org/

GettingHired
http://www.gettinghired.com/

Job Accommodation Network
http://www.jan.wvu.edu/

The Office of Disability Employment Policy
www.dol.gov/odep

Plan to Achieve Self-Support
http://www.passplan.org/

Rehabilitation Services Offices
http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/Programs/EROD/org_list.cfm?category_ID=SVR

Ticket to Work
www.socialsecurity.gov/work/aboutticket.html

Workforce Recruitment Program
www.dol.gov/odep/programs/sorkforc.htm

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disABLEDperson, Inc. announces new portal for college Grads with disabilities!
disABLEDperson, Inc. is a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities find employment. This occurs through the www.disABLEDperson.com online recruitment program and through cooperative agreements with other mainstream employment services. We are proud to announce the addition of our new service for students with disabilities who have or are close to obtaining a college degree. We are working alongside employers to secure job postings for these graduates.
www.disABLEDperson.com/grads will launch September 15, 2009.

Contactinformation:
Diana Corso
Executive Director
disABLEDperson Inc.
760-420-1269
Diana@disabledperson.com

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 Alternate Format Text Websites

http://www.cafescribe.com/home/faq.php

http://www.rfbd.org/

http://www.bookshare.org/signUpType

http://www.recordedbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=rb.private_library&type=unlimited&code=JAD01&consumer

http://dbs.myflorida.com/library/

http://www.loc.gov/nls/ (National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped)

 

Free Downloadable Screen Readers

www.naturalreaders.com/download.htm

http://www.dyslexia.com/helpread.htm

http://www.expressivo.com/buy_now.html

http://www.datafurnace.net.au/sayzme/html/download.html

http://www.readplease.com/

http://www.newfreedownloads.com/download-Speaking-Notepad.html

http://finaldownload.com/voice_tools_read_aloud-66171-software.html