Accredited Online Classes

Online Colleges One option for youth with disabilities who wish to obtain a college education is to attend an online college. AccreditedOnlineColleges.org provides a searchable list of online colleges that are accredited.  College accreditation is a process by which schools are certified by an outside agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), such as…

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Fair Housing – Your Rights

April is Fair Housing month. With Spring quickly approaching and the moving season in full swing, there are several guidelines to follow when looking for a new place to live,especially when you are a person with a disability. Federal law defines a person with a disability as, “Any person who has a physical or mental…

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Ten Things to Do

Ten Things To-Do As a person with a disability, you have many choices available about life decisions. The following list has ten things you should do to ensure that you are informed and making choices regarding your own life and care. If you have questions or need more information, please Ask Us How we can…

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Guardianship & Alternatives to Guardianship

What is guardianship? Guardianship is a legal relationship whereby the Probate Court gives one person (the guardian) the power to make all personal decisions for another (the ward). A Probate Court may appoint a guardian when it determines that an individual is unable to care for himself or herself due to mental illness, developmental disability…

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What does it mean to have a voice?

What does it mean to have a voice? By Marion Trimble, SCIL Education & Outreach Coordinator To a Center for Independent Living, having a voice means to be able to state your opinions, concerns and demands, and hopefully be heard. People with disabilities do not have to live silently; your voice allows you to have…

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