What You Should Know About College Accommodations for Students with ADHD and LD

The transition to college is ripe with changes. Primary among these are differences in the disability services systems for students with ADHD and LD. High school plans don’t carry over, and accommodations don’t happen unless the student initiates the process themself. The support services at college may be quite different too. Knowing which accommodations are most likely to be available to college students with ADHD and LD can help families and professionals strategize for success. In this webinar you will learn: how disability services typically work in college, which accommodations are commonly and infrequently granted, which categories of accommodations colleges need not grant because of exemptions in the laws, and strategies to help students navigate the academic environment at college. 

 

Presenter Elizabeth C. Hamblet is a learning consultant at Columbia University’s Disability Services office. She has worked at the college level for 20 years after starting her career in the field as a high school special education teacher and case manager. Hamblet is the author of From High School to College: Steps to Success for Students With Disabilities, and her work has appeared online and in national journals.