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Advantages to Disclosing a Learning Disability

Once a student is admitted to a college or university, there are definite advantages to disclosing a learning disability. Disclosure provides your student with legal protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Without discloser, he is unprotected, despite that fact that he has a diagnosed disability. Students who are coming from a supportive high school environment […]

Why College-Bound Students Choose Not to Disclose Learning Disabilities

Yesterday, I provided some information that can help you sort out if self-disclosure is necessary. Today, I’ll review some  reasons why some students opt not to disclose their learning disabilities on the initial application. Generally speaking, students who choose not diclose the presence of a learning difference is because they do not want to give a college any reason […]

Finding the Right Fit – Levels of Support for LD Students at the Post-Graduate Level

Students with learning disabilities and ADHD are applying to colleges and universities at increased rates. And while colleges and universities are making progress in leveling the academic playing field for qualified students, campus attitudes and special services programs continue to vary. Unlike public schools, colleges and universities are required by law only to make “reasonable […]

Choosing the right college location: How independent are you?

Yesterday, I began this series with a general introduction to how students with learning differences can begin their search for the right college. Today, we are going to focus on location, location, location! Moving away from home can be challenging for all students regardless of whether or not they have a learning disability.  However, some […]