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Posted Oct 26, 2001 at 10:48:50 AM
Subject: colleges in the northeast w/comprehensive LD support

I've been searching for colleges with quality, comprehenisve support for students with LD; preferably one that offers an associates degree along with the option for a bachelors. Any ideas? Looking in the Northeast.

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Posted:Oct 28, 2001 5:13:07 PM

Try looking at these... Mount Ida College outside of Boston . Mitchell College in CT. Curry College in Milton MA. there are many more if you want to email me with size and any other considerations. Both Mount Ida and Mitchell offer two year degrees. Another good junior college is Dean near Boston

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Posted:Oct 30, 2001 12:53:25 PM

Also try to get hold of the K&W Guide to Colleges for Learning Disabled Students. Any good library or bookstore should have a copy and it's worth looking at.

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Posted:Nov 03, 2001 12:12:23 PM

Are there any ld colleges in the south???
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Ted Hammerman
we live in myrtle beach, s.c.Jill wrote:
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> Try looking at these... Mount Ida College outside of Boston .
> Mitchell College in CT. Curry College in Milton MA. there are
> many more if you want to email me with size and any other
> considerations. Both Mount Ida and Mitchell offer two year
> degrees. Another good junior college is Dean near Boston

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Posted:Nov 06, 2001 10:32:11 AM

Most colleges in recent years claim to have LD support services. It is important to visit, talk to students with similar issues and talk directly one on one with the disabilites support coordinator. There is a big difference between the needs of say - a high IQ student with dyslexia; a student with verbal processing difficulties; a student with a below average IQ who has memory problems; a student with dyscalculia, etc. A great school for one may not be too great for another. I have heard good reports about St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, NC. Further north there is Marshall University in Huntington, WV and West Virginia Wesleyan in Buckhannon, WV. Further south, Beacon College in Leesburg, FL is a small two-year college that enrolls only students with LDs. Most community colleges are set up to assist students who have struggled academically and they usually don't require an SAT or ACT score, which may be a big help if your student typically does poorly on standardized tests. Some states have tried to direct students with LDs to particular state colleges where they have put more support services in place. Good luck.

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Posted:Nov 21, 2001 2:14:27 AM

Landmark College in Putney VT

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Posted:Nov 21, 2001 2:25:42 AM

Yes many colleges do say they do--they talk it but they don't really walk it--
At Castleton State College in VT, there is the STEP program with a lady who is every bit her last name--Myrium St. George--she is great! I am affraid the school at large may look down at her and what she does, but she is a hell of a lady and advocates, as well as helps us advocate for ourselves--A special Ed Prof. named Linda Pepler teaches at CSC, and is exceptional--i took a Special Ed. course from her--it has affected my life for the better!!!!
I also have had some real slackers here also--i've told some Profs. that I am trying agaain after 22 yrs, and have been diagnosed with ADHD, ----the response, what is that--what do those letters stand for??????--really good affirmation eh!
good Luck--check out Landwark--have heard good things about them--they're a college just for folks like us!!! i am going to give them a ring, and see if they have anything I can utilize--I am wondering if "regular " college is just not suited--to much dead wood--they don;t know--don't wanna know, and are never going to know about us folks!! So, we have to try to educate them (similar to banging your head against the wall--feels better when you stop???!!), and advocate--relentlessly, unfortunately........
Good Luck on your quest!!!!

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My son is interested in Staying in CA. Can you give us some direction?

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Posted:Mar 04, 2002 11:14:32 AM

THere is a school in Greensboro, NC called Guilford, and another school called Elon. I think Elon is in Georgia.

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