Funding and Financial

Funding and Financial Information publishes a Guide for Online Colleges & Disabilities recognizes “challenges are not limitations. With the right accommodations, they can be overcome. Higher education is no exception. Thanks to special provisions under the law, school-sponsored resources, new adaptive technologies, and a multitude of non-profit support groups, anyone with the will and desire to attend college can achieve that goal.  

Additionally, OnlineU’s guide to the Most Affordable Online Colleges for Students with Disabilities ranks accredited institutions with online degrees that combine exceptional accommodations for students with disabilities and affordability. These rankings work both separately and together as excellent resources for students with disabilities pursuing higher education in an extremely supportive environment. Here is how SR Education uses a methodology for determining rankings.

Dealhack Persons With Disabilities Discount Guide-is a list of stores and brands that offer discounts for persons with psychological, psychiatric, or cognitive disabilities. Every three months, the lists are updated to include the newest offers to help you save on your purchases.

Dream Factory – is the largest children’s wish-granting organization for children ages 3-18 that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illnesses.

Enable Savings Plan – The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) has provided the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to open tax-exempt savings accounts to save for disability-related expenses without impacting eligibility for resource-based benefits. Individuals with disabilities can save more than a total of $2,000 in assets (cash, savings, etc.) in their name in a qualified ABLE account.

Firsthand Foundation – provides funding for individual children—both domestically and globally—who need assistance with clinical necessities (such as surgery, medication and therapy), medical equipment and travel related to care.

Giving Angels Foundation -the mission is to assist special-needs children from lower-income families aged 21 or younger throughout the United States. The Foundation awards grants to enhance everyday living.

Government Benefits, Grants and Loans – Learn about government programs that provide financial help for individuals and organizations.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance – Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage to get the medicines they need for free or nearly free as well as assistance finding low-cost clinics.

Possibilities – A financial resource for parents of children with disabilities. Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) collaborated on this publication. It’s purpose is to help you find ways to create a sense of order in your life and maintain control over your finances as you care for your child and prepare him or her for adulthood.

Rental and Housing Assistance – Programs and agencies in Omaha and Douglas County Nebraska focus on offering rental and housing assistance. This assistance is for individuals who are faced with an emergency, who have lost their job, or may be classified as unemployed who could qualify for grants or cash assistance to help pay their rent, security deposit, or other housing needs or expenses.

Scholarship Opportunities – Article on ideas and resources for Students with disabilities who may qualify for a number of unique scholarships.

Sports for Kids Foundation – Assisting physically and emotionally challenged children throughout the United States and Canada through sports-related fundraisers.