Adults with LD
Learning disabilities affect individuals across the life span. Adults with learning disabilities face challenges in finding the right college and succeeding while there, as well as challenges in preparing for and succeeding in the work world and in social settings. Read more about transition issues for adults with LD, how to become a self-advocate, and what assistive technology can help meet your needs.
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This article outlines and describes steps that adults with learning disabilities can take to become self-advocates and to request accommodations or services in the workplace.
How can you help high school students get ready for post-secondary education? Review these recommendations from the Department of Education and find out how to help students understand their disabilities, explain their disabilities to their professors well enough to obtain accommodations, and develop the computer and time-management skills required of college students.
In telling other people about your disability, you should anticipate misunderstandings and have information ready that will correct these misconceptions. This article gives tips about how to disclose successfully in the workplace and in other settings.