Publications for Sale

Publications for Sale


AHEAD sells a wide variety of publications that address issues directly related to higher education disability services. Books include those published directly by AHEAD and those of interest to AHEAD members from other publishers. Brochures are intended to be bought in bulk to share information with institutional colleagues.
  • Accessible versions of all publications are available upon request.
  • A complimentary sample of any AHEAD brochure is available for preview prior to purchase. Please email your request to ahead@ahead.org.
  • Significant discounts are available to AHEAD members.  Members should login to the website before accessing the links below for the membership discount.
To order books, brochures or research, please click a link below.

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For a limited time, purchase both "Becoming Self-Determined: Practical Strategies for a Changing World" AND "Becoming Self-Determined: Creating Thoughtful Learners in a Standards-Driven, Admissions-Frenzied Culture" for only $30. To receive the promotional bundle package you must download and complete the Order Form and email to: ahead@ahead.org.

Books for Sale

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Universal Design in Study Abroad
 Creating Inclusive Educational Travel Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
Edited by: Dr. Gina Oswald and Thomas P. Webb


Universal Design in Study Abroad: Creating Inclusive Educational Travel Opportunities for Students with Disabilities is the culmination of our collective experience and knowledge in universal design for learning, disability challenges and accommodations, and developing/co-leading fully accessible study abroad experiences. Our intention for the book is to increase international educational opportunities for all students through establishing a better understanding of proactive design measures and clear guidance on individualized accommodations. This book was developed to be particularly helpful to practitioners in international and accessibility/disability offices in higher education, faculty who may be designing or leading study abroad experiences for students with disabilities, students with disabilities and their advocates, vocational rehabilitation counselors for state and federal agencies, and college counselors and advisors. We recognize that invisible disabilities and limitations exist in individuals all around us and hope that, in the spirit of full inclusion and equity, this book will reach the broader audience of all study-abroad connected faculty and professionals.

AHEAD Member Pricing: $20.00  
Non-Member Pricing: $28.00

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Foundations in Disability Resources
A Guide for Digital Assistive Technology Provision to Postsecondary Students
By Jane Vincent, AMLS

Digital technology is an omnipresent tool within all facets of modern postsecondary education. To compete alongside their peers, disabled students must be able to use this technology with comparable ease. They also need to have access to digital tools that enhance their skills in areas such as reading, notetaking, and time management, and to working environments with proper furniture and lighting.

This monograph discusses providing digital assistive technology (AT) for students with sensory, cognitive, physical, and multiple disabilities. You will learn legal, financial, and practical considerations to use when selecting AT for use on public computers, as well as how to provide evaluations and equipment to meet individual students’ needs, both in person and virtually. In addition, you will find information on cutting-edge trends in AT provision, plus an appendix listing resources for finding technology and connecting with others doing similar work.

Whether you are just starting to provide AT on your campus or managing an established service, this monograph will provide you with a wealth of support. With its guidance, you will be able to ensure your students can focus less on their accommodation needs and more on their unique and rewarding paths to academic success.

AHEAD Member Pricing: $18.00  
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00

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Foundations in Disability Resources
Operationalizing Our Commitment to Social Justice: A Guide for Disability Resources Professionals in Higher Education
By Amanda Kraus

I want to thank AHEAD and Amanda Kraus for this exceptional document. Institutions of higher education play a critical role in helping to educate not only students but our communities locally and globally.  While the rights of disabled people are slowly improving, true social justice will not be obtained without ramped up action that will help to empower those with disabilities but also inform larger communities in the changes that must be made to obtain true justice. Reading and implementing this document will provoke urgently needed discussions. The strengthening of knowledge benefits us all.

–Dr. Judith E. Heumann, International Disability Rights Activist

 

Disability services have a long history of equating needs with deficiencies and labeling them as special needs, which inadvertently replicates and promotes stereotypical thinking.  This new AHEAD publication by Dr. Amanda Kraus provides a clear and concise roadmap to rethinking our notions of disability and disabled people, embracing a disability justice perspective, and aligning this new thinking with our personal and professional practices.  This is a must-read book for all service providers, disabled consumers, parents, and higher education professionals.  Read and learn from one of the best!

–Dr. Sue Kroeger, University of Arizona

AHEAD Member Pricing: $18.00  
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00


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Foundations in Disability Resources
The Appointment that Can’t Wait: Serving College Students with Concussion in Disability Resources
By Nancy Resendes Chinn, Ed.D.

Concussion affects over 3.6 million individuals each year, and can result in life-altering impairments if not managed effectively. While standardized efforts to address safe return-to-play for student-athletes are largely in place nationally, access to academic accommodations for successful return to academics following concussion remains lacking at many colleges and universities. 

This book, published by the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), addresses the challenges facing students who sustain concussion during their collegiate experience, revealing the significant impact that cognitive, physical, and psychosocial challenges can have on learning and academic success. Dr. Chinn provides in-depth focus on understanding the culture of sport, as well as issues related to the student-veteran and concussion. Guidance is provided to Disability Resource professionals on meeting the needs of the college student with concussion, with emphasis on how partnering with Student Health Services and Athletics programs can best meet the complex needs of college students with concussion. This monograph includes a review of the literature and distillation of best practices combined with the powerful voices of those who have navigated concussion as college students.

AHEAD Member Pricing: $18.00  
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00


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Becoming Self-Determined: Practical Strategies for a Changing World
By Sharon Field, Ed.D. and David R. Parker, Ph.D. (Editors)

In 2020, the whole world changed.  A global pandemic, deeply needed efforts to create greater social justice, and political unrest dominated headlines and each of our lives.  Higher education was required to profoundly restructure itself in response to these unprecedented events and to promote safety as the highest priority.  Remote learning became the norm overnight.  This transformation on college campuses continues, creating both challenges and opportunities for students and their families, faculty and staff. An emphasis on self-determination for students and all members of the higher education community is more important now than ever as we struggle to create a new system that is more responsive to key stakeholders’ needs.

This monograph provides practical self-determination strategies and timely resources for all students (including those with disabilities) that are specifically geared toward our new emphasis on remote instruction, social justice and succeeding while enduring collective stress. It builds on our earlier book, Becoming Self-Determined: Creating Thoughtful Learners in a Standards-Based, Admissions-Frenzied Culture, which provides a more detailed overview and general strategies for helping college students be more autonomous and successful as they pursue their goals in personally meaningful ways.


AHEAD Member Pricing: $12.00  
Non-Member Pricing: $15.00

LIMITED TIME OFFER: To receive the promotional bundle package of  both "Becoming Self-Determined" publications for only $30, you must download and complete the Order Form and email to: ahead@ahead.org.

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Becoming Self-Determined: Creating Thoughtful Learners in a Standards-Driven, Admissions-Frenzied Culture
By Sharon Field, Ed.D. and David R. Parker, Ph.D. (Editors)

Although the current generation of U.S. undergraduates may have higher test scores, more A.P. credits, and longer lists of extracurricular activities than students at any other time in history, too many of these bright young people are coming to campus without a strong sense of who they are and what they want out of life. Becoming Self-Determined provides research-based but practical strategies that college administrators, faculty, learning center staff, counseling/student health clinicians, disability services staff, and residential life staff can use to help students gain more from their college education. It can also help stressed-out parents and students get off the treadmill and view challenges and supports in college as a meaningful part of an education for life.

AHEAD Member Pricing:  $31.00 - Now only $25
Non-Member Pricing:  $45.00 - Now only $32

LIMITED TIME OFFER: To receive the promotional bundle package of  both "Becoming Self-Determined" publications for only $30, you must download and complete the Order Form and email to: ahead@ahead.org.

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Beyond Transition: An Interactive Workbook for College-Bound Students with LD and ADHD
By Mary Barrows, Jennifer Newton and Emily Collins

This interactive workbook is designed to guide you, a student with a learning disability (LD) and/or attention deficit disorder (ADHD), as you develop from a successful high school student to a successful college student. The materials in Beyond Transition are organized on the framework of self-regulated learning. This structure is designed to emphasize the importance of your role in your academic progress, to highlight your growing independence as a learner, and to stress the importance of identifying new structures and supports for this new phase in your academic development. To you, the parent, we appreciate the important roles parents play in supporting their students’ development. These materials have been designed to facilitate communication between students and parents as they move through and beyond the transition to college. Finally, professionals who provide support to high school and college students with learning disabilities and ADHD, guidance counselors and advisers, may also find the material in Beyond Transition useful. We hope that you will find the approach offered by this workbook to be one that could benefit the students and families with whom you work.

AHEAD Member Pricing:  $30.00
Non-Member Pricing:  $45.00

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Winning at Math: Your Guide to Learning Mathematics Through Successful Study Skills (6th Edition)
By Paul Nolting, Ph.D., Learning Specialist

The Winning at Math concise edition contains the same essential study skills from the original Winning at Math text. In this version, however, Dr. Nolting has carefully edited the text to help students develop these skills at a much faster pace. This new version is a perfect guidebook for math students and is fit for personal and classroom use, including traditional math courses, study skills courses, freshman seminar courses, and math lab courses.

AHEAD Member and Non-Member Price:  $29.95

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The Essential Six, Volume One A Parent's Guide: How to Pave the Road to Self-Advocacy for College Students with Learning Differences
By Lorri Comeau & Mickey Cronin

The debut volume of The Essential Six series focuses on the development of self-advocacy skills for students with learning differences, and how parents can help encourage and support their son(s) or daughter(s) along the way. This publication presents useful information to simplify the transition from high school to college through definitions of complex disability-related vocabulary, lists of questions that parents can ask their children to foster self-advocacy skills, and appendices with online resources and recommended readings for further research. High School guidance counselors, transition specialists, and college DS personnel will find the information useful for their work with students as well. (2011. soft cover. 67 pp.)

AHEAD Member Pricing:  $20.00
Non-Member Pricing:  $35.00

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Testing Accommodations Reference Manual
By Trisha Tonge Barefield, Sarah Kesler, and Karen Kalivoda

This manual is an update to Exam Accommodations, one of AHEAD's best-selling publications. It has been updated and revised, and is an important addition to disability service professionals' libraries. Reflecting on best practices in disability services, this essential reference provides detailed information regarding issues related to testing accommodations at the postsecondary level. New and revised sections include:

  • Assistive technology
  • Academic honesty
  • Administering online exams
  • Emergency Preparedness

Sample forms, letters, and policies are included to assist you in your own administration of testing for students with disabilities.

AHEAD Member Pricing:  $20.00
Non-Member Pricing:  $30.00

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Veterans with Disabilities: Promoting Success in Higher Education
By Tom Church

With an ever-growing population of disabled Veterans, Veterans with Disabilities: Promoting Success in Higher Education comes at a crucial time. From legal accommodations and employment opportunities, to an overview of major veteran support organizations and resources for further research, this manual provides crucial information for veterans and the professional communities who seek to promote their success in higher education. Chapters in this helpful resource include: (1) Relevant History of War and Energy, (2) Veterans' Policy/Organization Development and Employment Issues, (3) Injuries and Conditions, (4) Educational Issues, (5) Injury-Based Accommodation Strategies, and (6) Programs and Initiatives in Postsecondary Education. In addition, Church provides lists of useful resources for veterans and a guide for further research. (2009. Soft cover. 115 pp.)

AHEAD Member Pricing:  $15.00
Non-Member Pricing:  $25.00

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Mathematics and Disabilities Handbook: A Guide to Helping Students with SLD, ADHD,TBI, PTS, AS, LI, and ID -- eBook (Academic Success Press, 2022) 
By Paul Nolting, Ph.D. and Contributing Authors


The handbook is intended for directors of disabilities service and learning resource centers, department chairs, math instructors, counselors and deans, and persons who are teaching, tutoring, or advising students with disabilities. The handbook has the most up-to-date information on how disabilities affect math learning, additional disability areas, new educational accommodations, math study skills, new testing accommodations along with substitution processes. There are separate chapters for Disabilities Resource Offices and Math Department along with discussing COVID Impact and direct links to new resources, current OCR Letters, and Resolution Agreements. Just select the chapter(s) you want to read.The chapters are:

  • Introduction: A Knowledge Base for Understanding Disabilities
  • Determining the Existence of a Specific Learning Disability and the Effects on Math Learning
  • Determining the Existence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Effects on Math Learning
  • Determining the Existence of a Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Traumatic Stress, and the Effects on Math Learning
  • Autism Spectrum and the Effects on Math Learning
  • Language Impairments and the Effects on Math Learning
  • Intellectual Disability and the Effects on Math Learning
  • Improving Math Learning Strategies with Educational Accommodations Based on Processing Deficits
  • Math Testing Accommodations Based on Processing Deficits, Language Impairment, TBI, PTS, and Autism
  • Math Department and Learning Assistance Center Strategies
  • Disability Resource Office Improving Mathematics Success
  • Determining Appropriate Course Substitutions and Procedures
  • Landmark Office of Civil Rights Decisions, Course Substitution Cases, and Cases Studies for Student Accommodations

The handbook also has checklists for documentation, resource sheets on how the WAIS‐IV and WJ IV COG Cognitive Ability factors influence math achievement, and which factors are most significant to math learning and course substitutions. The Stages of Memory Sheets sheet explains how processing deficits affect math learning based and where learning may break down based on their disability. There is also a discussion about a possible math gene. Additionally, each chapter has reference Web sites. This digital copy can only be shared within your campus.

**eBook access information will be e-mailed or mailed to customers subsequent to credit card payment or PO.

AHEAD Member and Non-Member Price: $74.95

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Interpreting Diagnostic Assessments for Adolescents and Adults with Learning Disabilities (Second Edition)
By Janet Medina


Disability Services personnel often find themselves encountering a wide range of psycho-educational records submitted by students to document their learning disabilities. This updated “field guide” to diagnostic assessment explains the rationale and current state of LD evaluation, introduces you to each of the common evaluation tools and what they test, and outlines the principles behind assessment. The author, on the faculty of McDaniel College who has an extensive career in disability, clearly facilitates your understanding of the material presented and how it applies to your work.  Foundational information for those newer to the field, and a concise reference manual for seasoned professionals, this book is an essential for the DS bookshelf.

AHEAD Member Pricing:  $33.50
Non-Member Pricing:  $45.00

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Brochures for Sale

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College Students with Learning Disabilities (Revised Fall 2011)

Rewritten with dramatically expanded content, this incredible double brochure offers a wealth of information regarding issues related to learning disabilities in higher education. This general information brochure originally produced by the McBurney Resource Center addresses several crucial topics including:

  • Definitions of what a learning disability is (and is not)
  • Characteristics of college students with learning disabilities including: Cognitive Processing and Executive Functioning, Reading Skills, Written Language Skills, Expressive/Receptive Language Skills, Mathematical Skills, and Organizational and Study Skills
  • Suggestions for faculty and students including strategies for creating an inclusive classroom and helpful strategies for students to implement.

Pricing for AHEAD Members and Non-Members:

  • 1 - 49 brochures:  $ .55 each
  • 50 - 99 brochures:  $ .50 each
  • 100+ brochures:  $ .45 each
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College Students Who Have ADHD (2011 Edition)

Topics addressed in this brochure include:

  • What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
  • When is ADHD Considered a Disability Condition?
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Important Points to Remember
  • Resources for Further Information

Pricing for AHEAD Members and Non-Members:

  • 1 - 49 brochures:  $ .45 each
  • 50 - 99 brochures:  $ .40 each
  • 100+ brochures:  $ .35 each
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College Students Who Have Chronic or Episodic Disabilities (2011 Edition)

Topics addressed in this brochure include:

  • What is a disability?
  • Medical and Chronic Disabilities in the Academic Environment
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Universal Design Concepts

Pricing for AHEAD Members and Non-Members:

  • 1 - 49 brochures:  $ .45 each
  • 50 - 99 brochures:  $ .40 each
  • 100+ brochures:  $ .35 each
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College Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (2011 Edition)

This wonderfully informative extra length quad-fold brochure is perfect to have on hand to give to students, teachers, administrators, parents, peers. Written in a clear, easy-to-understand manner and chock-full of terrific information; this brochure will be a great addition to your office's information and awareness resources. The brochure concisely addresses:

  • Types of hearing loss
  • Cultural and communication specifics
  • Hearing loss in the academic environment
  • Reasonable accommodation strategies
  • Universal design and hearing loss
  • Written by highly respected experts and AHEAD members, Carol Funckes and Richard Allegra, this handy publication is perfect to keep on hand for passing out to prospective students, families, faculty, staff, and secondary school colleagues.

Pricing for AHEAD Members and Non-Members:

  • 1 - 49 brochures:  $ .50 each
  • 50 - 99 brochures:  $ .45 each
  • 100+ brochures:  $ .40 each
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Preparing for College: Options for Students with Learning Disabilities (2011 Edition)

This valuable brochure concisely addresses issues crucial to topics of confidentiality as they relate to disability in higher education. Specific topics addressed include:

  • What are the rules regarding confidentiality?
  • Why do we need these rules?
  • What does that mean for postsecondary institutions?
  • Faculty rights under FERPA
  • A word about persons with disabilities employed by the institutions

This brochure is a perfect informational source to be distributed to students, faculty and administrative staff and other disability professionals.

Pricing for AHEAD Members and Non-Members:

  • 1 - 25 brochures:  $1 .35 each
  • 26 - 99 brochures:  $1.25 each
  • 51+ brochures:  $1.10 each
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Ready, Set, Go: Helping Students with Learning Disabilities Prepare for College (2011 Edition)

With new content, this brochure covers consideration and preparation for the student with learning disabilities in the transition beyond high school. It offers a list of 20 activities and necessary steps ranging from testing to independence to advocacy for students with learning disabilities to take as they prepare themselves for higher education.

Pricing for AHEAD Members and Non-Members:

  • 1 - 49 brochures:  $.45 each
  • 50 - 99 brochures:  $.40 each
  • 51+ brochures:  $.35 each
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Universal Design: A Guide for Students (2011 Edition)

One of three brochures in the UD series, this brochure explains how universal design principles are applied to learning. This clearly written and lively resource encourages students to think about their educational experience in a new way. While geared to students, this publication is actually useful to anyone who wants to implement universal design into the curriculum. Topics include:

  • An Outline of UD Principles
  • A Summary of Service Provision and Student Identity
  • Ideas for Promoting UD on Campus
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • References

Pricing for AHEAD Members and Non-Members:

  • 1 - 49 brochures:  $.45 each
  • 50 - 99 brochures:  $.40 each
  • 51+ brochures:  $.35 each
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Universal Design in Higher Education (2011 Edition)

One of three brochures in the UD series, this brochure explains how universal design principles are applied to learning. This clearly written and lively resource encourages students to think about their educational experience in a new way. While geared to students, this publication is actually useful to anyone who wants to implement universal design into the curriculum. Topics include:

  • An Outline of UD Principles
  • A Summary of Service Provision and Student Identity
  • Ideas for Promoting UD on Campus
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • References

Pricing for AHEAD Members and Non-Members:

  • 1 - 49 brochures:  $.45 each
  • 50 - 99 brochures:  $.40 each
  • 51+ brochures:  $.35 each
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Universal Design for Inclusive Lectures and Presentations (2011 Edition)

One of three brochures in the UD series, this brochure explains how universal design principles are applied to learning. This clearly written and lively resource encourages students to think about their educational experience in a new way. While geared to students, this publication is actually useful to anyone who wants to implement universal design into the curriculum. Topics include:

  • An Outline of UD Principles
  • A Summary of Service Provision and Student Identity
  • Ideas for Promoting UD on Campus
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • References

Pricing for AHEAD Members and Non-Members:

  • 1 - 49 brochures:  $.45 each
  • 50 - 99 brochures:  $.40 each
  • 51+ brochures:  $.35 each
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