Learning Disability/ADHD Testing
Georgetown University does not provide testing for students with learning disabilities, but it does act as a referral source for testing services in the D.C. area. Please contact the Director of Disability Services for a referral list. If students have the Student Health Insurance Premier Plan, it will cover up to 80% of the cost for testing done in Georgetown University Hospital or the United Healthcare Options PPO Network (Schedule 2). For testing done Out of Network or Out of Country (Schedule 3), the insurance covers up to 70% of the cost. Be sure to double check your benefits plan, as these numbers may change from year to year.
Insler & Hermann Disabled Law Student Scholarship
Application deadline: every January 1
Every year the Social Security disability law firm of Insler Hermann offers a $1,000 scholarship for a law student with a disability. Details can be found at http://www.nymetrodisability.com/law-student-scholarship/.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has developed a question and answer page concerning the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.
D.C.'s Office of Disability Rights provides valuable information about the ADA and other disability rights laws.
The National Association of Law Students with Disabilities is a coalition of law students dedicated to disability advocacy and the achievement of equal access, inclusion, diversity and non-discrimination in legal education and the legal profession. Their website helps students with disabilities connect with each other, network with lawyers who also have disabilities, obtain information about career opportunities, and receive advice on succeeding in law school and the legal profession.
Students are encouraged to participate in the ABA Mentor Program for Lawyers and Law Students with Disabilities.
This list of accessible restaurants in Washington, D.C. is by no means exhaustive but can serve as a useful guide for students with accessibility concerns. If you know of an accessible restaurant in the D.C. area that should be added to this list, please contact the Director of Disability Services at 202-662-4042.
The D.C. Public Library has branches in 24 neighborhoods and provides a range of adaptive services. Students with disabilities that would benefit from or enjoy these services should contact the Office of Disability Services for information concerning qualification.
Learning Ally (formerly the Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic or RFB&D), is a national non-profit volunteer organization that has been the leading producer of accessible educational materials for students with disabilities such as visual impairment or dyslexia that make reading standard print difficult or impossible.
Kurzweil Educational Systems products have benefited students in need of reading software.