Are You a Match? Interviewing Staff at the Disabilities Services Office

At the post secondary level, the sole purpose of accommodations is to give your student the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of course curriculum by minimizing or even eliminating the impact of a disability. The bottom line? Be proactive in knowing where to go and what services are available.

Getting to Know the Disability Services Office

For families of students with learning differences, one really important step in determining if a college is the fight fit is contacting the Disability Services Office. Initially, this relationship will center around documentation.

Compatibility & the Disability Services Office – Do you need it?

Given that self-advocacy is equated with success, establishing a positive relationship with a college or university needs to be a top priority. So, over the next couple of days, I’ll talk about how to go about establishing a relationship with the Office of Disability Services.

LD: To Disclose or Not to Disclose: That Is the Question

Every student diagnosed with a learning difference asks the same question. Should I or should I not disclose my learning disability on my college applications? The decision in definitely personal, so today we evaluate the pros and the cons.

Should Students With Learning Differences Disclose Information on Their Applications?

Should students disclose a learning difference on their applications?

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 […]

Students with Learning Differences: Getting Started with the College Search

Some students yearn to “be like everyone else,” to not stand out.  They spend energy and effort in trying to make it without any special accommodations. Some students succeed, although typically at considerable cost in time and energy. Others simply fail.  Some students spend lots of time worrying if their grades are deserved or if […]