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Colleges for Students with LD
Q: I'm looking for a college for my son who has learning disabilities. Do you know of any?
A: In the last ten years there has been an explosion of opportunities available for the young adult with learning disabilities who would like to go on for post-high school study. Your best bet is to look at the book Peterson's Colleges With Programs for Students With Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorders. This is a state-by-state guide to the kind of program you are looking for. Another good resource is the book Unlocking Potential: College and Other Choices for People with LD and ADHD, A Step-by-Step Guide by Barbara Scheiber.
You can also check out the website from the Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities or call them at 1-888-GR8-MIND. The National Center for Learning Disabilities (1-800-575-7373) has information, too.
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For more than 20 years, Eileen Marzola has worked with children and adults with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, and with their parents and teachers. She has been a regular education classroom teacher, a consultant teacher/resource teacher, an educational evaluator/diagnostician, and has also taught graduate students at the university level. Marzola is an adjunct assistant professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Hunter College of the City University of New York. She also maintains a private practice in the evaluation and teaching of children with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.