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    • Finding a sustainable, accommodating job can be difficult for someone with a disability; while the unemployment rate for those without disabilities is about 8%, for individuals with a disability, it is a whopping 15%. As with the general population, the level of education and training after high school that a person with disabilities receives is a key factor in their ability to find work. The unemployment rate for all groups with a four-year degree or higher is only about 4%. 

    • Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students and their families, has recently published a new resource for students with disabilities, titled “Making College Affordable: A Guide for Students with Disabilities.”  Multiple experts in the field with experience in academia, financial aid, and law contributed to the content in this resource guide, including:

      - Advice and resources for loans and scholarships available specifically for students with disabilities
      - A comprehensive list of the best schools for disabled students, evaluated by each institution’s disability services
      - Distance learning tips for students with disabilities
      - Job resources for students with disabilities
      - Additional helpful resources

    • FAAST, Inc., through support from the Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, has just completed research and development of a comprehensive 14-page general self-help resource guide to assist students with disabilities who are not in special education but are eligible to receive reasonable accommodations and auxiliary aids and services pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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