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Joined: Jun 29, 2003
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Posted Oct 05, 2005 at 9:01:24 PM
Subject: Where to go for help

I have been away from this site for more than a year.

I was wondering if any one could tell me where to go to be tested for LD. I was tested several years ago at College but it was a horrible experience. Then they basically told me to forget college that I was a loser (loser is the nice term I used to compaired what they labled me) I also want to get back into college. I realize now what I truly want to do. Does any one know of colleges that work specially with LD older adults?

Thanks
Anita

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Rose662
Joined Sep 17, 2005
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Posted:Oct 06, 2005 12:16:31 AM

On this site there is a section called "LD Resources". Go to the "State by State Guides" link (4th link down) and you will find a list of organizations.
There you can find out from them about testing.

Most community colleges have programs for LD adults; no matter the age. These programs include various methods of assistance to help LD adults with college.

Good luck to you. Don't let them tell you that you can't do something. :)
I started attending a couple of non-credit courses at my county college on September 28th and I'm 43. They told my mother when I was 17 I would never go to college (among other things) because of my disabilities.

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I have been away from this site for more than a year.

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I was wondering if any one could tell me where to go to be tested for LD. I was tested several years ago at College but it was a horrible experience. Then they basically told me to forget college that I was a loser (loser is the nice term I used to compaired what they labled me) I also want to get back into college. I realize now what I truly want to do. Does any one know of colleges that work specially with LD older adults?

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Thanks
Anita

Just because I am LD, does NOT mean I cannot do anything. People grow and change. What experts say back then about yourself may not still be true years to come. I have done things experts have said in the past I would never do.

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Anita
Joined Jun 29, 2003
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Posted:Oct 06, 2005 9:07:04 AM
Subject:where to go

Thanks Rose

Can I ask your disabilities? Also were you ever tested? and who by?

I will look for the link on the site.

I am looking for a good source to go to be retested.

Anita

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Sue
Joined Jun 14, 2003
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Posted:Oct 18, 2005 3:09:21 PM

There are colleges that specialize in LD adults such as Beacon College in Florida, and other college programs that are geared to people whose test scores would get that "loser" label from certain people (who we'll just try to drown in kind thoughts...)

Sue J, webmastress www.resourceroom.net

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