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Posted Mar 30, 2001 at 1:14:44 PM
Subject: Precollege summer programs and transition from high school t

My son is currently a junior in high school. My son has adhd and mild learning disabilitties. He is college bound and wants to go away to school. He has never been away from home, on his own. He has stayed at relatives, by himself. But he has never really been on his own such as overnight camp. We are looking for a precollege program on a college campus. Hopefully, the program would only be one or two weeks in duration. If the program is too long., we are afraid my son may want to leave early, and not be successful. He also has a friend , who is also college bound, who is willing to go with my son. I would love some recommendations and suggestion about where to look or who to contact. Thank you.

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Where do you live? How far would you be willing to send your son?

I'd suggest this for a first start. Consider your local colleges first and give them a call. See if they have short programs for high schoolers.

Then get a copy of the K&W Guide To Colleges For Learning-Disabled Students. Your library or local book store should have one. Check out the college nearest to you in that guide and see if they have summer programs.Some surely will and that might be a next good step.

Good luck.

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Posted:Apr 02, 2001 12:32:06 PM

Curry College outside of Boston is excellent

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I suggest that you contact the HEATH Resource Center (1-800-544-3284). This is sponsored by the American Council on Education and they used to have a free brochure called "Summer Pre-College Programs for Students with Disabilities." (I got one in 1998). At that time they listed programs at both colleges and other types of educational institutions. The ones listed at colleges included: Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Fl; St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Adelphi University, Garden City, NY; Iona College, New Rochelle, NY; New York Institute of Technology, Central Islip, NY; Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY; Muskingum College, New Concord, OH; Landmark College, Putney, VT; University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Marshall University, Huntington, WV; West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV. These programs go by various names, vary in length and may be targeted to specific learning disabilites, but the brochure gave the details. The transition counselor in our high school also had files of information. Our local community college ran a good day program in the summer. After his sophomore year, my son (LD/ADHD) attended a 5 week residential summer enrichment at a boys boarding high school that specializes in LD/ADHD. This was not as daunting as being on a college campus, but served the important role of giving him academic enrichment during the summer, as well as providing the experience of being away from home in a very supportive environment. It also had a bit of the summer camp experience about it. Good luck.

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Mary,
Could please tell us the name of the boarding school where your son attended the summer session? Thanks.

Mary wrote:
>
> I suggest that you contact the HEATH Resource Center
> (1-800-544-3284). This is sponsored by the American Council
> on Education and they used to have a free brochure called
> "Summer Pre-College Programs for Students with Disabilities."
> (I got one in 1998). At that time they listed programs at
> both colleges and other types of educational institutions.
> The ones listed at colleges included: Florida A&M
> University, Tallahassee, Fl; St. Ambrose University,
> Davenport, IA; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Adelphi
> University, Garden City, NY; Iona College, New Rochelle, NY;
> New York Institute of Technology, Central Islip, NY;
> Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY; Muskingum
> College, New Concord, OH; Landmark College, Putney, VT;
> University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Marshall University,
> Huntington, WV; West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon,
> WV. These programs go by various names, vary in length and
> may be targeted to specific learning disabilites, but the
> brochure gave the details. The transition counselor in our
> high school also had files of information. Our local
> community college ran a good day program in the summer.
> After his sophomore year, my son (LD/ADHD) attended a 5 week
> residential summer enrichment at a boys boarding high school
> that specializes in LD/ADHD. This was not as daunting as
> being on a college campus, but served the important role of
> giving him academic enrichment during the summer, as well as
> providing the experience of being away from home in a very
> supportive environment. It also had a bit of the summer camp
> experience about it. Good luck.

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Sherry, My son attended a summer program at The Phelps School in Malvern, PA (http://www.phelpsschool.org/). There are other boarding schools around the country with similar summer programs too (although Phelps did have some students from a long distance and provided transport from the Philadelphia airport). Mary

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