Author Archives: WINAHEAD


WINAHEAD is made up of representatives from thirty institutions. Our members are professionals employed by two- and four-year colleges and universities who work directly with students with disabilities to ensure equal access to higher education. WIN indicates the geographic area we represent: Western Iowa and Nebraska. AHEAD is our national parent organization, the Association on Higher Education and Disability.

Fact Sheets: “What is ADD/HD?” and “Elements of Focus”

ADD and ADHD If you have ADD or ADHD, or suspect you do, check out “What is ADD/HD?” which briefly describes what ADD and ADHD are, describes strengths and offers strategies to be more effective in the classroom and while … Continue reading

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Resources from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth (NCWD/Youth)

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth has many publications that  are designed to help transition aged youth plan their future.  Publications include, tip sheets, fact sheets, guides, reports and more. These resources can be found at … Continue reading

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Hitting The Open Road After High School: How to Choose Your Own Adventure to Success!

The Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT), a project of the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth (NCWD/Youth), has helped co-write a guide to help students explore career paths after high school. There are many career paths and educational or … Continue reading

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Resources for Pregnant and Parenting Students

Pregnancy itself is not a disability, but many of its complications and side effects can be under the ADAAA. Pregnant women are also protected from discrimination by Title IX even when a pregnancy produces no complications. Schools must treat pregnant … Continue reading

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A Few Things to Know About American Sign Language

Here are a few things to know about American Sign Language from five people who use it every day. “One thing is, daily, we see that hearing people think that ASL isn’t a language,” D.T. Bruno said in an interview … Continue reading

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