Post Secondary Education


"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in whichever direction you choose" -Dr. Seuss

Maine Department of Labor: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.



"The Vocational Rehabilitation, also known as "VR", is a Bureau of Rehabilitation program that has a primary goal of assisting interested individuals who have disabilities to get and keep a job. VR can assist students with disabilities in coordinating information and resources as they transition from high school to adult life. This is a time-limited program. Generally speaking, once an individual is employed for at least 90 days in a job agreed upon by the individual and the VR counselor, services are ended."

     http://www.maine.gov/rehab/dvr/

Pre-Employment Transition Services



"DVR is now offering Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) to students with disabilities, beginning at age 14 (9th grade) who are eligible, or potentially eligible for VR services."

     http://www.maine.gov/rehab/dvr/youth_transition.shtml

Maine Adult Education



"The Maine Adult Education Portal is a statewide network of websites for Maine's local adult education programs, including course search, online registration, & adult education"

     http://www.maineadulted.org/

UMaine Student Accessibility Services



"Requesting academic accommodations is a separate process from applying for admission to the University of Maine. In order to be considered for accommodations with Student Accessibility Services, students must first submit documentation of the disability according to SAS guidelines and meet with Student Accessibility Services Professional Staff to discuss accommodation requests. Students who would like information about the registration process should contact um.sas@maine.edu."

     https://umaine.edu/studentaccessibility/requestaccomm/

FAFSA



"Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our more than 1,300 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-studyfunds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams."

     https://fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm

U.S. Department of Education: Office of Civil Rights



"The mission of the Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights."

     https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)



"Through progressive, visionary leadership, grounded in social justice principles, AHEAD: develops, shares, and provides relevant knowledge; strategically engages in actions that enhance higher educational professionals' effectiveness; and advocates on behalf of its membership, their institutions, their work, and those they serve ensuring full, effective participation by individuals with disabilities in every aspect of the postsecondary experience.

AHEAD envisions a postsecondary experience that embraces disability and is free from barriers."

     https://www.ahead.org/home