College Process for Students with Disabilities

Navigating the College Process for Students with Learning Disabilities

Whitman Hanson school counselors are committed to helping each student, including students with learning disabilities, to formulate a post high school plan. Parents are invited to work closely with their child’s guidance counselor and Special Education team to develop a specific plan for success. Many of our students with learning disabilities are intent on pursing a college degree and the resources below, along with assistance from school counselors, can help both the student and the parents to navigate the college process.

Resources:

  • An exhaustive resources for parents and students with Learning Disabilities that lists specific colleges with LD programs and services, preparation and after acceptance tips, articles about post secondary law, and LD scholarships
    http://www.concordspedpac.org/Colleges-Disabilities.html

  • National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) http://www.ncset.org/. This organization coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities.

  • National Clearinghouse on Post-secondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities; the FAQs section is excellent.   https://www.heath.gwu.edu/                                                                      
  • College Board site. Disabilities Accommodations for PSAT/SAT/AP Exams. https://accommodations.collegeboard.org/

  • ACT: Disability Accommodations for ACT exams. www.act.org/aap/disab/index.html
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