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Posted Jul 22, 2002 at 4:03:29 PM
Subject: Schools in Illinois??

Does anyone know any programs available in Illinois or Chicagoland area???
We are unable to send our sister to a school such as Landmark or Beacon College.

We have checked the directories and are hoping that someone out there knows of a good school!


Many thanks!


Kimberly

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Posted:Jul 23, 2002 11:49:21 AM

Depending on the level of services needed there are many good programs in IL. Lincoln College has a fine program as does Roosevelt University and DePaul. Oakton Community College is another good option.If you want to tell me more about your child I can give you some other options.

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Posted:Jul 24, 2002 12:57:24 PM

I'm down in CHampaign-Urbana, at Parkland Community College. What kind of services are you looking for?

I believe Brehm has a post-secondary option, too.

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Posted:Aug 01, 2002 11:39:49 AM

Where is Roosevelt? Two or four year? My daughter starts Lincoln in a few weeks but need to look beyond that.

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Posted:Aug 01, 2002 12:50:44 PM

The services we are interested in are, social support, a liason to help with organization, study habits, homework help, a psychologist, social worker, or psychiatrist program for her to talk to. And, someone to work with her on self esteem.

educational support such as tutoring, distraction free zones for tests, study groups, etc.


I know that this list is an idealistic list, but as a future guardian for this child, we want to be as supportive as possible and help her to acheive her goals.

She has no specefic idea what she wants to do or how to get there.

We would love to know others experiences with both public and private schools in Illinois.

Many thanks!


Kimberllee

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Posted:Aug 02, 2002 10:59:47 AM

Well, Parkland has a person in charge of "wraparound" services -- sort of an all-of-the-above to make sure people have a psychologist if they need one, a place to live if that's what the issue is; there's no direct program for social support but there is a lab just for developmental students where there is tutoring, and the LD office is very open for setting up testing accommodations.
The student still needs to go get the services and show up for stuff, which if there are major confidence issues often doesn't happen (it sometimes feels a little too "special" for some kiddos) -- you might want to check out Brehm's postsecondary program which probably is more structured and therapeutic.

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Posted:Aug 09, 2002 11:47:42 AM

Roosevelt has two campuses. The one with housing is in the Chicago Loop and other one is in Schaumberg.

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Posted:Aug 11, 2002 4:26:07 PM

Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) has a comprehensive program for students with LDs. Its called Achieve. My severly LD daughter had great sucess at SIU and didn't even need to be formally enrolled in Achieve.

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Posted:Aug 13, 2002 12:48:37 AM

When we were looking for post secondary schools for my daughter we visited a school in Illinois called Brehm. It was in Carbondale, Illinois. I wish that we had chosen that over Landmark which we did choose. It would have made all the difference in the world. It would have given her a chance to grow in a more protected enviorment.

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Posted:Aug 13, 2002 10:49:22 AM

Wow! Thanks for all the suggestions! We love all of your feedback.
We would also love to know why you chose the school you did, either as a student or as a parent. I think that will help us in making a collaborative choice!
Looking forward to your comments.

Again, many thanks!

Kimberllee

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Posted:Aug 14, 2002 2:29:23 PM

These suggestions are fabulous. Is there a website or board specifically detailing college services for ADD/LD, and how successful students with lds/ADD are at particular schools? As a parent I sure do not want to shell out $$$ for school and find that my son is lost in class, is nothing but a social security #, and is basically drifting, not knowing where to turn. I expect him to master his major and finish with a 4 year degree within 5 years, and be employable.

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Posted:Aug 14, 2002 6:38:55 PM


The University of Southern Illinois is a great suggestion. Dr. Cordoni of the University of Southern Illinois has worked to develop an extensive program for college students with LD. She has done research on this topic and presents nationally. Here is her webpage.
http://www.siu.edu/~achieve/Barbara_Cordoni.html

The K & W College Guide also has a listing of program for students with LD and/or ADHD by states.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D0375762205/ldonlinelearningA/002-9680963-8394412

Kathleen Ross-Kidder, Ph.D.
Director, LD OnLine.

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Posted:Sep 14, 2004 12:48:25 AM

Unfortunatly, the link for Dr. Cordoni doesnt appear to be active.
Just thought you should know.

Best,
Kimberly


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The University of Southern Illinois is a great suggestion. Dr. Cordoni of the University of Southern Illinois has worked to develop an extensive program for college students with LD. She has done research on this topic and presents nationally. Here is her webpage.
http://www.siu.edu/~achieve/Barbara_Cordoni.html

Quote "Kathleen":

The K & W College Guide also has a listing of program for students with LD and/or ADHD by states.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D0375762205/ldonlinelearningA/002-9680963-8394412

Quote "Kathleen":

Kathleen Ross-Kidder, Ph.D.
Director, LD OnLine.

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laurence
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Posted:Sep 23, 2004 3:33:22 PM

Try this link, not sure if Cordoni is still there or not but this SIU program looks interesting

http://www.siu.edu/~achieve/overview.html

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Posted:Mar 28, 2005 8:41:31 PM

Hi... I am a student looking for a public school in Illionis. Does any one know how the services are at Illionis State University? Thanks for the comments....Trent

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Posted:Apr 13, 2005 6:23:36 PM

Don't know :-) I know here, if you talked to the disability services folks, they would connect you to students... tho' they would connect you to successful students, of course.

Sue J, webmastress www.resourceroom.net

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