Please refer to these resources for more information on what it means to be college and career ready. You may download the Lesson 15 Resources or for a complete list of resources, please download the CCR Resources list.



Disability Specific Resources (Heath Resource Center)

Website: http://heath.gwu.edu/resources

Resource Description: This website contains resources for Individuals with disabilities.

Audience Type: Students with disabilities

Informing Students About Their College Options (Hamilton Project)

PDF Reportt: http://www.hamiltonproject.org/files/downloads_and_links/THP_HoxbyTurner_FINAL.pdf

Resource Description: This is a proposal for broadening the expanding college opportunities project.

Audience Type: Educators, Higher Education Professionals, and Advisors

Education Reach for Texans

Website: http://www.educationreachfortexans.org/

Resource Description: This website focuses on empowering Texans to champion postsecondary success for foster youth and alumni.

Audience Type: Students and Advisors

College Tuition and Fee Waiver (Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services)

Website: http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Protection/Youth_and_Young_Adults/Post_Secondary_Education/college_tuition_waiver.asp

Resource Description: The Texas state tuition and fee waiver provides exemptions at state supported institutions of higher education to certain youth who were formerly in foster care, adopted youth, and youth in permanent managing conservatorship.

Audience Type: CCR Professionals and Students

Career Technical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (Heath Resource Center)

Website: http://heath.gwu.edu/career-technical-education

Resource Description: This module provides information about the law, history, definition, types of programs available, reasons for attending, and resources for individuals with disabilities interested in applying to career and technical education programs.

Audience Type: Students with Disabilities

Test Prep and Testing for Disabled Students (Peterson's)

Article: http://www.petersons.com/college-search/test-prep-accommodations-disabled.aspx

Resource Description: This article discusses testing accommodations for disabled students.

Audience Type: Students

Directory of Transition Websites for Individuals with Disabilities (Heath Resource Center)

Article: http://heath.gwu.edu/directory-of-transition-websites

Resource Description: This resource contains a directory of transition websites, which are geared toward disabled students.

Audience Type: Students with Disabilities and Parents

Guidance and Career Counselors' Toolkit (Heath Resource Center)

PDF Report: https://heath.gwu.edu/sites/heath.gwu.edu/files/downloads/Toolkit%202014.pdf

Resource Description: This report focuses on a dvising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options.

Audience Type: Counselors

Report: The Invisible Achievement Gap (WestED)

Report: http://cftl.org/documents/2013/IAG/Invisible_Achievement_Gap_Full_Report.pdf

Resource Description: This report discusses education outcomes of students in foster care in California's public schools.

Audience Type: Administrators, Policymakers, Teachers, and Researchers

Foster Care & Student Success (TEA, Family & Protective Services, Children's Commission)

Resource Guide: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/FosterCareStudentSuccess/resource-guide.pdf

Resource Description: Texas systems are working together to transform education outcomes of students in foster care.

Audience Type: Administrators, Teachers, Parents, and Students

Services for Students with Disabilities (College Board)

Informative Site: http://student.collegeboard.org/services-for-students-with-disabilities

Resource Description: Some students with disabilities have special testing needs. Eligible students can apply to SSD for accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT, the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and Advanced Placement ProgramĀ® (AP) Exams.

Audience Type: Students, Parents, and Advisors

Higher Education Services (Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services)

PDF Chart: http://www.utdanacenter.org/theo/downloads/factsheets/FosterCareEdChart.pdf

Resource Description: This chart contains information about higher education services for current and former foster youth.

Audience Type: Students and Advisors

Higher Education (NAEHCY)

Website: http://www.naehcy.org/educational-resources/higher-ed

Resource Description: There are national-level supports available for college-bound homeless students, including fee waivers for Advanced Placement exams, college entrance exams, and college application fees.

Audience Type: Students and Advisors

Students with Disabilities

Website: http://www.chooseyourfuture.org/students-with-disabilities

Resource Description: This website provides resources for Individuals with disabilities.

Audience Type: Students and Advisors

Access to Higher Education for Students Experiencing Homelessness (NCHE)

Website: http://center.serve.org/nche/ibt/higher_ed.php

Resource Description: This site focuses on supporting the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Audience Type: Students and Advisors

Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance (Heath Resource Center)

Website: www.gwu.edu

Resource Description: This website details financial resources for Individuals with disabilities.

Audience Type: Students and Parents

How to Find Financial Help for Former Texas Foster Youth (Dept. of Family and Protective Services)

Website: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/txyouth/education/financial.asp#foster

Resource Description: This resource provides financial aid information and diversity/education resources for students.

Audience Type: Students and Advisors

Teacher and Service Professional Resources (Heath Resource Center)

Website: http://heath.gwu.edu/teacher-and-service-professional-resources

Resource Description: This site focuses on providing resources for individuals with disabilities from a service professional standpoint.

Audience Type: Teachers and Service Professionals

Postsecondary Education OptionsĀ  (Heath Resource Center)

Website: http://heath.gwu.edu/postsecondary-education-students-intellectual-disabilities/

Resource Description: These resources focus on admissions, policies, and accommodations for students.

Audience Type: Students, Parents, and Advisors