How should I go about my initial search if I am disabled?
The first thing you should do is to determine which institutions offer sufficient support for your particular disability.
The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed in 1990, guarantees that all U.S. colleges/universities provide some level of services/accommodations for students with disabilities. Some institutions, however, have taken this requirement further, offering comprehensive programs supporting learning and/or physically disabled students. The level of support for specific disabilities will vary from one institution to another. Students should seek schools which offer the best support for their specific disabilities. Try the following websites:
After determining which institutions provide substantial disability support and reading the information available on their institutional websites regarding the disability services of those institutions, you may directly contact the disability services offices of the colleges/universities in which you are interested to find out more about the support available in each of them relative to your specific disability.