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Organizations & Associations

AHEAD: Association on Higher Education and Disability

  • AHEAD is the professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.  Staff at the OAE often participate or present at the annual AHEAD conference.
  • Website:  http://www.ahead.org/

APA: American Psychological Association

  • The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.
  • Website: http://www.apa.org/

ATHEN: Assistive Technology Higher Education Network

  • ATHEN is a professional association and network for Access Technology in Higher Education. The purpose of ATHEN is to collect and disseminate best practices in access technology in the higher education environment as well as present a collective voice for the professional practice of access technology in higher education.
  • Website: http://athenpro.org/

CAPED: California Association for Post-Secondary Education and Disability

  • CAPED's mission is to facilitate collaboration and professional development that promotes and models equal access and educational opportunities for students with disabilities in California higher education.
  • Website: http://www.caped.net/

CRLA: College Reading and Learning Association

  • CRLA is a group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and mentoring at the college/adult level.
  • Website: http://www.crla.net/

IDA: International Dyslexia Association

  • The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia.  The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with people with dyslexia and their families and all others interested in The Association’s mission.
  • Website: http://www.interdys.org/

RESNA: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

  • RESNA is a professional society for individuals and organizations interested in technology and disability.  The purpose of RESNA is to contribute to the public welfare through scientific, literary, professional and educational activities by supporting the development, dissemination, and utilization of knowledge and practice pertaining to rehabilitation and assistive technology so that all citizens can achieve the highest quality of life.
  • Website: http://resna.org/