Getting 504 Supports In College

Many high school students who have special supports will still need them to succeed in college. Yet, there are no formal 504 plans in college, and in that system an “IEP” means “Intensive English Program.” Parents and students need to make the adjustment to the college system for continuing the 504 plan or other supports […]

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5 Myths About College And ADD

I’ve worked with many students with various types of disabilities who attended college. In many cases, the student did very well in high school but found that college was much more difficult than they thought, often for reasons they didn’t expect. Many students who came to me after doing poorly in college had Attention Deficit […]

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Can Students With Disabilities Fail In College?

One of the misconceptions that I’ve encountered is that a college student is somehow protected from failing classes due to their disability status. Nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve worked with many students who had a disability that did fail their classes in college, or were placed on academic suspension, despite their involvement […]

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What Are College Disability Services?

Part of a good college experience for students with disabilities is to have the supports they need in place for when they begin classes. A key step toward this is to understand who they must speak with at their college to arrange for accommodations and other supportive services. Most colleges have a “disability office,” althought […]

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What Are College Accommodations?

For students with disabilities, going to college means a more challenging level of academic work. Most expect to receive the same type of assistance that helped them succeed during high school, such as the extra time for exams they were allowed through their IEP or 504 plan. Yet, in college, there are no IEPs or […]

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Welcome To College With Disabilities Blog

I would like to welcome readers to my College With Disabilities blog. This blog will allow me to focus on a particular subset of students: Those who wish to attend college and face the additional challenge of having a disability. This blog will focus more on “non-physical” disabilities, such as anxiety, depression, attentional issues, learning […]

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