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1350 Massachusetts Avenue
The Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center, Fourth Floor
Cambridge MA 02138
tel: 617-496-8707 - fax: 617-496-1098 - tty: 617-496-3720

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ABOUT OUR OFFICE: Other Resources

University Resources
University Organizations
Local Resources & Organizations
National Resources & Organizations
Resources for People with Learning Disabilities
Resources for People with Vision Impairments
Resources for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Resources for Faculty
Financial Aid Resources
Misc

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University Resources

University Health Services
The Harvard University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive health care facility in Harvard Square and at the Business, Law, and Medical School areas. We have been committed to providing high quality care and service to the Harvard community for over 100 years. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Bureau of Study Counsel
The Bureau of Study Counsel is a clinical-counseling center and an academic resource center that serves Harvard undergraduates and graduate students in Arts and Sciences, Education, and Kennedy School of Government. The Bureau provides comprehensive psychological and learning services that support student development and adaptation during the college and university years.

Adaptive Technology Laboratory
The Adaptive Technology Laboratory (ATL) is located on the first floor of the Science Center and serves FAS students who need technological solutions for various disabilities.

Daytime Van Service
The Daytime Van Service is designed for persons who, because of mobility impairment or medical condition, find it extremely difficult or impossible to use the regular shuttle bus. All Harvard students with newly-diagnosed injuries and illnesses for whom Van transportation is indicated should present written UHS or other clinical documentation to AEO before receiving services. The Van cannot schedule rides for any student without prior authorization by AEO or the Disability Coordinator at his or her school. Reservations should be made as far in advance as posible, and riders may be offered a time immediately before or after their first choice when demand is high

The Writing Center
A place for Harvard undergraduates and GSAS students to get help with all of their writing -- to work on specific assignments and to improve overall writing skills.

Harvard College Libraries - Services for Persons with Disabilities
A listing of the services available to patrons with disabilities, as well as information on physically accessing the various libraries..

Room 13
A friendly, low-key peer counseling service offering support to undergraduate students. Open 7 evenings a week by phone or walk-in.

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University Organizations

RSI Action
RSI Action is a GSAS student group open to all Harvard students (graduate, undergraduate, professional schools) providing preventative education, advocacy and support for students with RSI (and those hoping to avoid it).

EMPOWER
A resource empowering students to look at and talk about disability from multiple perspectives, building awareness throughout campus, community, and society.

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Local Resources & Organizations

Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities
The Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) was established in 1979 to serve as a resource in the Cambridge community to address access, equal rights, and other issues of concern to people with disabilities.

Belmont Medical Supply
Sells and rents durable medical equipment.

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National Resources & Organizations

National Council on Disability
An independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities.

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Resources for People with Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Worldwide
Learning Disabilities Worldwide (LDW) is a Massachusetts based organization including individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and professionals. LDW is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families, and to alleviating the restricting effects of learning disabilities.

The Learning Disabilities Association of America
National volunteer organization which provides help to parents, professionals, and individuals with learning disabilities.

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Resources for People with Vision Impairments

The Carroll Center for the Blind
The Carroll Center for the Blind, located in Newton, Massachusetts, is a private, non-profit agency which serves persons of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.

Learning Ally
A national nonprofit organization providing accessible recorded textbooks to students of all ages who cannot read standard print effectively because of a visual impairment, dyslexia or other physical disability, and who are learning through listening.

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind provides the highest quality rehabilitation and social services to blind individuals, leading to independence and full community participation.

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Resources for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Communication Tips for Hard of Hearing
People who are deaf or hard of hearing use a variety of ways to communicate. Some rely on sign language interpreters or assistive listening devices; some rely primarily on written messages. Many can speak even though they cannot hear. The method of communication and the services or aids the hospital must provide will vary depending upon the abilities of the person who is deaf or hard of hearing and on the complexity and nature of the communications that are required.

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is the principal agency in the Commonwealth on behalf of people of all ages who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Resources for Faculty

Making Accommodations: The Legal World of Students with Disabilities
The law requires colleges and universities to make special arrangements for students with disabilities, but not by lowering academic standards. Article by Paul D. Grossman, published in Academe the bimonthly magazine of the American Association of University Professors, November-December 2001, Volume 87, Number 6.

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Financial Aid

US Department of Education
Financial Aid for Students through the US Department of Education's Office

The Financial Aid Information Page

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Misc.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
A not-for-profit organization that uses technology to expand opportunities for all people, especially those with disabilities.

"Eliminating Ableism in Education" - article by Thomas Hehir
Hehir highlights ableist practices through a discussion of the history of and research pertaining to the education of deaf students, students who are blind or visually impaired, and students with learning disabilities, particularly dyslexia.

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