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Project PAACS

A Desk Reference Guide for Faculty, Staff and College Students with Disabilities

Anne R. Thompson, Ph.D., Director
Leslie Bethea, M.S., Coordinator
Mississippi State, MS 39762-5740
(800) 582-2233


Association on Higher Education and Disability
PO Box 21192
Columbus, OH 43221-0192
(614) 488-4972

CH.A.D.D. of Greater Orange County

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders
PO Box 5876
Whittier, CA 90607-5876
(714) 490-7022

Epilepsy Foundation

National Office
4351 Garden City Drive
Landover, MD 20785-2267
Local phone: (301) 459-3700
Toll-free: (800) EFA-1000

Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI)

PO Box 818
Lake Forest CA 92609
Phone (949) 916-2837

Learning Disabilities Association

4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349
(412) 341-1515

HEATH Resource Center

Section 504, The Law & Its Impact on Postsecondary Education

American Council on Education
One Dupont Circle, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036-1193
(800) 544-3284

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

Orange County Branch
1801D East Park Court Place, Suite 101
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Los Angeles Branch
4379 Tujunga Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 506-8866

California State University, Long Beach

Disabled Student Services

1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840
(562) 985-5401

The Ohio State University

Office for Disability Services
150 Pomerene Hall
1760 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1297
(614) 292-3307

San Diego State University

Disabled Student Services

Providing Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:

A Policy Guide for Students, Faculty, Staff and Administrators
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-0579
(619) 594-6473

ENTRY POINT Internship Program

A wonderful program of internship opportunities for college students who have disabilities and are majoring in computer science, engineering, a field of science, or mathematics. (Some students in certain business fields may also be considered.)

- AAAS manages the program and serves as matchmaker, linking students
with employers.
- Paid summer internships for students with disabilities.
- Offers are made directly by employers, through their regular
internship programs. (These are not "special" or "segregated"
- Employers include IBM, NASA, Texas Instruments, Seagate Technology,
Lucent Technologies, Procter & Gamble, the National Science Foundation.
- Internship sites across the U.S.
- Employers provide competitive pay, on-site mentors, assistive
technology as required.
- Some employers provide housing assistance for interns who relocate
for the summer.
- No cost to the university.
- Students with any type of disability may qualify.
- Qualifying students must:
* Be full-time undergraduate or graduate students
* Major in Computer Science, Engineering, a field of Science, or
Math (Some students in certain Business fields may be considered,
particularly those in Management Information Systems.)
* Have B-average GPA or higher
* Be a U.S. citizen or hold a right-to-work permit



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