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Posted Sep 14, 2004 at 12:53:15 AM
Subject: detailede information about College programs and personal ex

I thought it would be nice to have an ongoing list of what colleges provide what services beyond the books that we have all read.
I know I certainly need to hear hands on experiences of what has worked and what hasnt. What schools say they do versus what actually gets done.
What level of services do they provide...are they hands off (where the students need to seek out help) or are they heavily involved with assisting the student?

Do they help with non educational subjects such as self esteem, non verbal communication, other issues that usualy accompany LD?

Thanks for all the responses ahead of time!



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Posted:Mar 01, 2005 10:15:46 AM

Kimberly -- Have you had any success finding this?
Yes, we need an insider's guide to LD services and attitudes at US colleges and universities --- what REALLY goes on, beyond what admissions officers or pamphlets tell you.
Anyone know of such a listserv, user forum, book, etc???

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Posted:Feb 27, 2007 5:50:48 AM

Your idea is an important one. My family didn't delve beyond the literature and statements of a well known and highly acclaimed school in Connecticut that states it is liceensed by the State of Connecticut through the Department of Education and Department of Mental Retardation. However, after my son was assaulted and we asked for a police report to be filed, the school refused and within a week found a reason to kick him out. When we tried reporting this breach of ethics, contract, etc. to those licensing agencies mentioned in the literature, we discovered they only applied to students referred by the State of Connecticut, not students who are paying huge tuition and are from out-of-state. Essentially, we went to a "school" that is simply a private operation.

A big question to ask: does the licensing pertain to private contract, out-of-state students?

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Posted:Feb 28, 2007 5:15:37 PM

to: Ward ---
Your post is more referring to a secondary education school; not a college. Kimberly was referring to college (two-year or four-year). Thanks, Kimberly.
Good idea. BTW: THIS *IS* the ListServ (grin ) .
Re, my colleges:
>> Davis and Elkins; Elkins, WV: I attended 1982-83. Four year college, private. Program then was the William James Center. LD students got "Official Support / Endorsed Support" (my phrase; you were in the program) for the First Semester of attendance; after that you had to *request and demand* extra help from the WJC staff.
>> Union County College, Cranford, NJ: No LD support program
>> Kean University, Union, NJ: Project Excel.
Understaffed, and some of the staff are under-qualified (i.e.: grad-students).
Middlesex County College: Their program is graded "C+" by students who have attended.
That's my information. Good luck to you all! Best regards,


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Posted:Mar 13, 2007 10:42:48 PM

all that information is available to you at your local library and its reference desk. hope that helps.

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