Getting What You Need in the U.S.

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Tips to plan for your disability-related needs in your U.S. host community

If you come to the U.S. on a professional program, internship, or cultural exchange, you will need to find resources and services in your U.S. host community that can meet your disability-related needs. International students, scholars and teachers can access disability services at their U.S. school but will sometimes need to find community resources, too.

Use the Table of Contents on this page for advice about disability resources on- or off-campus as well as different types of U.S. disability organizations to know.

Want information and tips specific to your disability? Search our Resources toolbar to find resources specific to people with physical disabilities, hearing disabilities, vision disabilities, medical or health disabilities, mental health disabilities, learning disabilities, and more.