Colleges that support LD kids
Brave Writer Instructor Rita Cevasco (who teaches kids with learning disabilities – LD) sent me the following information related to finding colleges that make accommodations for kids who struggle with traditional learning. My son, Noah, benefited a lot from an LD program at the University of Cincinnati. They tested him, assigned him a note-taker (paid the note-takers $100 per quarter to take notes for Noah – these would be then typed up and delivered to him weekly), and gave him the opportunity to take all his tests without time limits by taking them in the learning center.
I can’t stress enough how helpful it is to have accommodations for your student if your child is a non-traditional learner who has ADD, ADHD or any language processing disorders. Some schools are deliberately seeking students who need that extra support. The University of Cincinnati turned out to be one of them.
To find schools in your area with similar goals, you can use the following link.
Check out this website: http://www.college-scholarships.com/learning_disabilities.htm. I just found this one by Google Search. It provides links to lots of schools. Some schools have “supportive” programs and others have “comprehensive” programs. The “comprehensive” programs typically offer more assistance than supportive programs. They characteristically have specially trained full-time staff members assigned to serve the LD student and may offer unique services to this population.