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.
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Books for Sale

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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:  $33.50
Non-Member Pricing:  $45.00


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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 Guide to Assisting Students with Disabilities: Equal Access in Health Science and Professional Education
By Lisa M. Meeks & Neera R. Jain

Students with disabilities studying health sciences face unique challenges within their educational environments that require distinct accommodations. This manual is a vital resource for administrators and faculty in health science programs that describes how to create accommodations that meet the needs of students with disabilities in academic health science settings. Grounded in federal disability law, case law, and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) determinations, this highly practical manual is written by experienced disability service providers from some of the most prestigious health science schools in the country. In a clear, well-organized format, they bring their expertise to bear on all aspects of disability and disability law in the health science setting. Citing legal cases and real-life scenarios, the manual describes best practices for good decision making, how to avoid problems by implementing strong accessibility-focused policies, and how to resolve problems in difficult cases, with a focus on providing effective services for students while protecting the institution from potential liability.

Each chapter is replete with illustrative examples, including tips for creative accommodations, advice for troubleshooting, and specific guidance for working with students with all types of disabilities. The book describes the process for determining disability accommodations and provides examples of typical accommodations in didactic as well as clinical and laboratory settings. Tools provided in the text include sample letters and procedures, lists of nationwide professional resources, flowcharts, graphs, and worksheets to assist disability service providers with determining and implementing appropriate student accommodations. Additionally, it discusses myths about disability, the importance of professional communication around disability, and how to encourage a culture of disability acceptance within schools. With its concrete framework, this book will help disability service and administrative professionals move away from a mode of "putting out fires" and toward establishing a welcoming environment where students feel safe to disclose their disabilities early and seek the support and accommodations needed to facilitate equal access.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Addresses all aspects of disability and disability law for students in the health science setting
  • Includes clearly written Dos and Don'ts
  • Presents examples of accommodations that are appropriate in the classroom, clinic, and laboratory
  • Provides easy-to-follow flowcharts and worksheets
  • Includes resources for students and legal case examples throughout
AHEAD Member and Non-Member Price: $65.00

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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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Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities in Health-Related Education Programs
By Brandon M. Carey, Grant H. Turnwald, Howard Kallem, Kristi Bleyer, & Barbara Blacklock

The health professions often struggle to find the right balance between maintaining technical standards and ensuring non-discrimination in their academic programs.

The authors of Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities in Health-Related Education Programs have extensive legal and disability services experience. They describe this publication as a “‘road map’ for health professionals in understanding their responsibilities, procedures, and limitations in accommodating students with disabilities” (noted in Preface).

In Part I of the book, they offer solid legal foundations as well as guidance in the application of law to health professions education. Part II gives a thoughtful and knowledgeable walk-through of the accommodations process which addresses many of the common questions from faculty and DS professionals.

This book serves as an essential addition to the higher education bookshelf and will be a well-used resource.

AHEAD Member Pricing:  $15.00
Non-Member Pricing:  $22.50

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Mathematics and Disabilities Handbook: Guide for Students with LD, ADHD, TBI and Wounded Warriors -- eBook (Academic Success Press, 2012) 
By Paul Nolting, Ph.D.

Colleges and universities are experiencing more difficulty in helping their students pass math courses and graduate. This is especially true for students with disabilities in LD, ADHD, TBI, and PTSD. Wounded warriors are the newest group that will struggle with passing math and will needs additional understanding about their math learning problems and appropriate accommodations and instruction. However, there is very little information on this subject.

This handbook the fourth in a series on helping students with disabilities become successful in math. The handbook has research and suggestions for disability coordinators, learning resource centers, department chairs, veteran coordinator, math instructors, counselors and deans. It has the most recent information on how LD, ADHD, TBI and PTSD affect math learning. The handbook suggests instructional strategies, math study skills and appropriate accommodations/strategies that pertain to the student, instructor, counselor and institution. Special attention is given to wounded warriors and improving their success in math courses. The handbook also has check lists for documentation of LD, ADHD and TBI along with a sheet that explains how cognitive ability factors influence math achievement and which factors are significant. It also can be use as a legal reference for appropriateness of accommodations, course substitutions, testing accommodations, and writing appropriate policies and procedures in light of the revised ADA. This handbook is a must for helping students under the revised ADA and for wounded warriors to become successful in college. Click here (www.academicsuccess.com) to learn more about the handbook. 

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

AHEAD Member and Non-Member Price: $49.95

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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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Advising Students with Disabilities

A brand new addition to the extensive library of resource publications available from AHEAD, this brochure is a must-have for any professional who advises students with disabilities. It is a well-written publication and is an easy read with a lot of useful information including:

  • Tips for advising students with specific needs (psychological disabilities, physical disabilities, etc.)
  • Accommodations (how to get them, who to contact, and where to go)
  • Collaborating with other professionals on campus
  • Description of Universal Design
  • ...and more!

This publication is one to keep on your desk and share widely with your colleagues across campus; you'll find yourself using it on a regular basis!

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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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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Confidentiality and Disability Issues in Higher Education (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 - 49 brochures:  $.45 each
  • 50 - 99 brochures:  $.40 each
  • 100+ brochures:  $.35 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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Section 504: The Law and Its Impact on Postsecondary Education (2011 Edition)

This brochure summarizes the effect Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 has on institutions of higher education. It explains who is protected under the law, what colleges and universities can do to implement program modifications, and what they may not do. Offered by AHEAD in cooperation with the American Council on Education and the HEATH Resource Center.

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  • 1 - 49 brochures:  $.45 each
  • 50 - 99 brochures:  $.40 each
  • 51+ brochures:  $.35 each
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The Americans with Disabilities Act: The Law and Its Impact on Postsecondary Education (2011 Edition)

This brochure summarizes the effect Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 has on institutions of higher education. It explains who is protected under the law, what colleges and universities can do to implement program modifications, and what they may not do. Offered by AHEAD in cooperation with the American Council on Education and the HEATH Resource Center.

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  • 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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image of the brochure cover for Universal Design in Higher Education (2011 Edition)
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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image of the brochure cover for Universal Design for Inclusive Lectures and Presentations (2011 Edition)
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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