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Resources for Students with Disabilities

 Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)

Through its Career Gateway Database, Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities provides a web based forum where employers can search for qualified candidates and graduating college and university students can post their resumes.

 HEATH Resource Center

The HEATH Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center has information about educational disability support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, accessing college or university campuses, career-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities.

 Iowa COMPASS

Iowa COMPASS is Iowa's free, statewide information and referral service for people with disabilities, their families, service providers, and other members of the community. Iowa COMPASS maintains information on approximately 5,000 local, state, and national agencies and programs.

 iPod, iPad, and Android Apps for College Students

The world of accessibility is exploding with useful apps for students. Check out the following resources:

 MoneyGeek.com: Workers with Disabilities & The ADA

MoneyGeek.com: Workers with Disabilities & The ADA is a guide created to introduce disabled workers and job-seekers to the rights afforded to them by federal and state governments. Get useful tips for finding a job, advice on staying gainfully employed, and guidance that can help you talk with an existing employer about making a reasonable accommodation for you.

 Transitioning from High School to College Guide

The University of Northern Iowa has put together a guide to help students with disabilities transition from high school to college. The Next Steps: A Guide for Students with Disabilities in their Transition from High School to Post-Secondary Education [pdf] provides information on:

  • The differences between high school and postsecondary education.
  • Transitioning to college.
  • Expert perspectives on the ADA and higher education.

Student Disability Services

Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014
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Regular Hours

Mon–Fri 8:00am–4:30pm

Special Needs Coordinator

Melissa Klein
319-296-2329 ext.1087
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Hawkeye utilizes Relay Iowa, a telecommunications service providing full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or speech impaired.