Access to Independence
Access to Independence is an independent living center (ILC), a nonresidential, cross-disability, non-profit corporation that provides services to people with disabilities to help maximize their independence and fully integrate into their communities. Access to Independence is one of 391 ILCs across the country and one of 29 serving Californians. Like all ILCs, Access to Independence offers required federal and state programs and services to people of all disability types and ages at no charge.
Cerebral Palsy Scholarship Foundation
The mission of the Cerebral Palsy Scholarship Foundation is to encourage and assist students with Cerebral Palsy to pursue college, university or vocational school education. We believe that education should be an achievable option, not an out of reach luxury, for these students. The website also includes other disability scholarships.
College Resources for Students with Disabilities Guidebook
This guide was created to help students with disabilities and their families better understand the resources available to them. Key elements of the guide include a comprehensive overview of the various cognitive, physical or other types of disabilities students face while attending school; reviews of several technologies and advocate groups available to students who face various disabilities, such as ADD, autism and more; and tips and resources to help students transition from college to career.
College Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF)
Annual five day leadership program for teens with disabilities that provides infomraiton and resources about employment, education, independence and assistive technology at California State University, Sacramento.
National Education Association (NEA)
Gives updates on the US Dept. of Education’s Office of Special Education programs and reports.
National General Disability Scholarships
A scholarship list open to people with various disabilities/diagnosis including cerebral palsy.
NCCSE-North County Consortium of Special Education
Serving Bonsall, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Fallbrook, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, San Dieguito High School District, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Vallecitos and the Vista School District.
NOTE: Each school district offers a consortium of special education, also known as a Special Education Local Plan Area.
Contact: Lisa Houghtelin-Parent Liason
Various College Scholarship Opportunities
YO Disabled and Proud
YO! connects, organizes and educates youth with disabilities and gives them leadership opportunities, social networks, resources and more. YO! is for youth with disabilities to be PROUD of who they are and what they can achieve!