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Posted Mar 31, 2002 at 10:16:01 PM
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Anybody know about 4 year colleges/universities that have productive supports that really work to keep students successful, in school, and actually help them to graduate within 6 years? I am specifically inquiring about undergraduate programs. Those that require an additional fee, would that weigh into the amount of financial assistance you might get? I hear from some about being successful in small liberal arts schools on this board, unfortunately people do not name them. Sometime back I did read about Muskigum, but I am interested more in east coast schools. Thanks.

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Posted:Apr 01, 2002 10:01:30 AM

There are many schools that may fit your criteria. Each has its strengths in terms of what a student might want in a college. We must remember that our kids have all kinds of interests besides needing additional learning support.
Here are few that I recommend.

Mitchell College-New London CT
University of Hartford-CT
American International University-Springfield MA
Curry College-Milton MA
Dean College-Franklin MA
Lesley College- Cambridge MA
Mount Ida- Newton MA
Pine Manor-Chestnut Hill MA
Western Maryland College-Westminister MD
University of New England- Biddleford ME
Unity College- Unity ME
Centenary College-Hacketstown NJ
Farleigh - Dickinson-Teaneck or Madison NJ
Kean University -Union NJ
Adelphi Universtiy-Garden City NY
Ther are many more that I don't have roo mto list. Please e-mail me at CollegefinderJB @aol.com for more choices!

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Posted:Apr 01, 2002 11:17:54 AM

thank you so much for this list. I agree about interests, etc. , but what is most important to me is that they end up with a meaningful degree. Are these schools with a proven track record of support for students with lds/ADD. My son is particularly weak with organization, study skills, how to study. He has done well to date, bcs I have helped show him what he needs to do, made him cut out a structured hw/study schedule, and been an organizational coach. What colleges are better for providing support for this problem. He is very bright, and picks up info quickly, sustaining attention, avoiding distraction, organization of materials are a huge obstacle. Jill thanks for your help!!!

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Posted:Apr 01, 2002 8:36:57 PM

Try the K&W Guide To Colleges For Students with Learning Differences. Another poster suggested Peterson's also had a guide to such colleges.

Names I hear offered that might answer your question would be Green Mountain College in Vermont and Landmark College. They specifically target at LD students. Northeastern University has a program within itself for students with LD.

These days a web search can yield a great deal of information too. Punch in LD colleges on a good search engine and see what it offers you.

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Posted:Apr 03, 2002 2:08:01 PM

Michelle,

There are so many programs with so many different strengths that I could not begin to mention which has what and who! There are many educautional consultants around and one might be able to give you more information that I can here. There are also books published that might be able to clarify some of your questions. One good one the the K and W Guide to school for the learning disabled.. but don't trust everything you read! Good luck
Jill

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Posted:Apr 04, 2002 8:48:09 PM

Landmark College is said to be a good college which is located in the Vermont area.
I personally went to the University of Indianapolis (U of I) which was great! It's a private university and the B.U.I.L.D.(Bacceloriate University Indianapolis Learning Disabled) program is an additional fee in addition to the room and board and course fees but, Vocational Rehabilitation paid for my BUILD fees all 5 yrs. I was there. I then went onto to graduate school and graduated 2 yrs. ago.

Hope this helps,
Maria

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Posted:Apr 08, 2002 7:24:14 AM

Maria,

Thank you for the post. This is valuable information as I begin searching. What kinds of supports did you receive and were they helpful? You must have been successful there, did the school play a major role in this success and how? Do you know how many other students with learning issues actually graduated while you attended? Did it take you longer than 4-5 years to finish there? Have they helped you find employment? Thanks so much.
Michelle

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Posted:Apr 08, 2002 7:30:20 AM

Maria,
Sorry, I just realized, you did say that you were in the program, funded by the Vocation rehabilitation for all 5 years. What was the process on that funding and when do you get involved with them? Do you know what they are supposed to provide, and under what circumstances? I don't know anything about this agency. Is it usual to pay for the supports of a student with LDs at college? Thanks.
Michelle

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Posted:Apr 11, 2002 10:33:25 PM

To Maria--How did you get help from vocational rehabilitation? What are their requirements? My daughther (ADD/LD) is graduating this year. We can't find any aid for a private college she wants to attend.

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Posted:Apr 11, 2002 10:36:08 PM

Maria--How did you get help from Vocational Rehabilitation? My daughter is graduating this year. She has ADD/LD. We can't seem to find any help.

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Posted:Apr 11, 2002 10:36:09 PM

Maria--How did you get help from Vocational Rehabilitation? My daughter is graduating this year. She has ADD/LD. We can't seem to find any help.

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