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Students With Disabilities
|The Path to Higher Education With an Intellectual Disability |
The Atlantic - May 1, 2017
CLEMSON, South Carolina-Like many college students pestered by nosy relatives, Sydney Davis, a sophomore, is not exactly forthcoming when her boyfriend comes up in conversation. The couple has been together two years, Davis says with the exasperated tone of a young adult clearly trying to change the subject.....
|Students with Disabilities Share Experiences at College Forum |
SUNY Cortland News - Apr 4, 2017
SUNY Cortland sophomore Skye Malik knows firsthand that dyslexia doesn’t have to stop people from reaching their goals. As a high school student, Malik founded The Paco Project, named for her grandfather, Leo “Paco” Corey, who is dyslexic. Corey didn’t finish high school and never attended college ...
|Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities? |
Hechinger Report - Mar 1, 2017
BlOOMFIELD, N.J. — When Mary Fair became a teacher in 2012, her classes often contained a mix of special education students and general education students. Placing children with and without disabilities in the same classroom, ....
|More students with disabilities going to college |
NorthJersey.com - Feb 10, 2017
When she arrived at Bergen Community College last September, Rachel Bowers felt overwhelmed. "I didn't know what building to go to or where I was supposed to be," recalled the 19-year-old from New Milford, who is intellectually disabled. "It was pretty scary for me."..
|Teens with disabilities navigate college prep |
Magic Valley - Feb 10, 2017
TWIN FALLS — As a first-generation college student, Kylee Solberg had a lot to figure out on her own. But she earned a full-tuition scholarship for two years to North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene. And she’ll graduate from Boise State University next year with a bachelor’s degree and no debt...
|College Board accommodation request process disables early admission |
US News - Jan 4, 2017
It’s no secret that getting into college is more competitive than ever. For the 61,739 blind/legally blind students across America, the path to acceptance may be further complicated by the bureaucracy of the very organization responsible for the tests used to gauge applicant suitability. The College Board...
|7 Scholarship Opportunities for Students With Physical Disabilities |
US News - Dec 29, 2016
Physical disabilities no longer present the barriers to education they once did. More than 11 percent of students at U.S. postsecondary institutions have physical disabilities, according to available data from the National Center for Education Statistics.. ..
|Students with disabilities can thrive on college campuses |
The Oklahoman - Dec 29, 2016
University of Oklahoma sophomore Ricarda Urso, 20, keeps her calendar filled. There's the volunteer work, including serving as a mentor for Young Life ministries, and working at least 20 hours a week at Taco Bell. ..
|How to Prepare for College When You Have a Disability |
Her Campus - Nov 23, 2016
If you have a disability, planning to attend college might seem like a nightmare — but in reality, with a bit of preparation, you can do anything you put your mind to. It’s important to know your rights as a disabled student and know what you have to do to get ready for the next stage in your life. ..
||Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It |
NPR.org - Nov 23, 2016
"It's frustrating that you can't read the simplest word in the world." Thomas Lester grabs a book and opens to a random page. He points to a word: galloping. ..
|9 College Scholarships for Students With Learning Disabilities |
TIME - Nov 7, 2016
ADHD, dyslexia, or autism can qualify you for some extra financial help. More than 6 million young Americans—about 13% of students—have been diagnosed with some sort of learning challenge that makes school more of a struggle for them ..
|New Era for Disability Rights |
Inside Higher Ed - Nov 7, 2016
Miami University in Ohio last month became the latest institution to overhaul its accessibility policies for people with disabilities. Within a year and a half, students there will receive personalized accessibility plans and encounter course materials, ..
|College planning for students with disabilities |
Mansfield News Journal - Nov 1, 2016
For families of children dealing with learning disabilities, much of the journey includes sleepless nights and frustrating days. While a diagnosis provides clarity, parents must then turn their attention to schooling, which from kindergarten to 12th grade means either an Individual Education Plan or 504 Plan ..
|Financial aid for students with disabilities |
NJ.com - Nov 1, 2016
It's not easy for anyone to pay for a college education. The costs of tuition, housing, board and other fees have continued to rise. More students are applying to colleges which means competition has risen. It is sometimes equally difficult for a student to deal with a physical, emotional or learning disability ..
|Teen Finds Gap in College Access For Those With Disabilities |
Women News - Oct 31, 2016
FREEHOLD, N.J. (WOMENSENEWS)- Growing up, there was never a question whether I was going to attend college. My family considers postsecondary education a must, and my good grades have been a steady indicator that college is the place for me. ..
|The Road to Higher Education With an 'Invisible Disability' |
The Atlantic - Sep 20, 2016
Rae Jacobson said she flunked out of two colleges and worked several “crummy” jobs before enrolling at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont, one of two U.S. schools that exclusively serve students with dyslexia and other learning differences (LDs)....
|Here's How Schools Can Support Students' Mental Health |
NPR.org - Sep 20, 2016
About one in five children in the United States shows signs of a mental health disorder — anything from ADHD to eating disorders to suicide. And yet, as we've been reporting this month, many schools aren't prepared to work with these students. Often, there's been too little training in recognizing the problems, ..
|College Admissions: Strategies for ADD/ADHD and LD Students |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Sep 12, 2016
For students with learning disabilities (LDs), finding the right college can be a difficult task. Most estimates put the attrition rate for LD and ADD/ADHD students in college at about 50%. It’s a staggering statistic that too many parents discover after the failure has occurred. The most important factor in success for LD students is early diagnosis and intervention...
|Making college work for students with autism (essay) |
Inside Higher Ed - Sep 13, 2016
For graduating high school seniors who are entering college this fall, it is an exciting time. Possibilities have been opened! Yet now new concerns arise: Have they chosen the right college? Will they thrive?..
|For High School Students with ADHD, is College the Best Next Step? |
HSCW Contributer Blog - Aug 21, 2016
The transition from high school to college can be challenging for any student. It can be particularly stressful for students affected by Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The good news is that students with ADHD are attending college in record numbers and achieving success. How do you help determine whether college is the next best step?..
|Escaping the Disability Trap |
The Atlantic - Jun 14, 2016
Today, more than 1 million students are trapped in an education system that wasn’t built for them. That system wasn’t designed to accommodate their disabilities—the kinds of intellectual, cognitive, communicative, and physical conditions that often conjure images of people reliant on wheelchairs and aides ..
|What happens to Special Needs students after high school? |
Seattle Times - Jan 13, 2016
For decades the state has tracked what happens to its special-needs students after they leave high school. But to what end? What’s reasonable to expect for the kids with autism, learning disabilities like dyslexia or difficulty regulating emotions?....
|Unique program at UA helps students with intellectual disabilities |
Tucson News Now - Jan 16, 2016
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Project Focus, a program at the University of Arizona, is giving students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to attend college, learn life skills and develop skills to enter the workforce. ....
|For Dyslexic Test-Takers, the New SAT Is Even Worse |
Education News by Noodle - Nov 25, 2015
Advance reviews of the revised SAT are in — and things don’t look good for some students. The New York Times recently published an article that offered an early glimpse of the upcoming changes. With Common Core-inspired, evidence-based reading and writing sections and the elimination of penalties for guessing,....
|College Admissions: Strategies for ADD/ADHD and LD Students |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Sep 21, 2015
or students with learning disabilities (LDs), finding the right college can be a difficult task. Most estimates put the attrition rate for LD and ADD/ADHD students in college at about 50%. It's a staggering statistic that too many parents discover after the failure has occurred.....
|Ace the ACT: College Admissions Test Tips |
ADDitude - Feb 5, 2015
The SATs and ACT are, literally, rites of passage for most college-bound teens, and most students hate to think about taking them. The tests are challenging, so a little grousing is to be expected. ......
|Colleges Respond to Growing Ranks of Learning Disabled |
Washington Monthly - Feb 18, 2014
Endowed with a newfound freshman’s hunger for independence, Alix Generous thought she could conquer college without seeking help for the learning disabilities she had dealt with since she was 11.
She was wrong.....
|Advice for Applying to College When You Have a Learning Disability |
True Admission Blog - Nov 12, 2013
Applying to college can seem complicated for all students, but if you have a learning disability or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, it can appear to be downright daunting. However, with careful planning and an understanding of how the process works ..
|The College Search for Students with Asperger's |
True Admissions Blog - Jan 22, 2013
College-bound students with Asperger's syndrome face special challenges. Educational psychologist Jane McClure joins us this month to discuss those challenges and how they can be met successfully. Read on for her advice about college visits, easing the transition from high school for such students and more:...
|How Should Students With Disabilities Find the Right College? |
US News & World Report - UNIGO - Feb 7, 2012
More and more each year, colleges are adjusting to accommodate students with a diverse array of needs. However, students with learning or physical disabilities may have to do a little bit more research...
|College application tips for disabled students |
Chicago Tribune - Feb 7, 2012
There are about 1.1 million physically disabled undergraduates in the U.S., according to Steve Kaye, research director of the Disability Statistics Center at the University of California at San Francisco, citing data from the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau....
|Coping with Disabilities in College |
About.com - Jun 1, 2011
If you’ve got a teen with disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD or another disorder, then you already know all about IEPs and Section 504 plans. And you can probably rattle off the provisions of federal disability laws with the best of them. ...
|Admissions 101: Recommend a College for Students With Special Needs |
Washington Post - Jun 2, 2009
Two years ago, Jay Mathews asked for recommendations on the best schools for students with special needs. No, not just learning disabilities. Jay was looking for everything from the best intramural sports programs to schools that were good at motivating under-motivated male students...