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Posted Oct 15, 2002 at 1:28:31 PM
Subject: college accommodations

I am researching issues regarding disabilities and post secondary education.
I would like to hear from people who have had either positive or negative experences regarding accommodations in a college or university setting. Share with me your stories, good or bad. You may email me at gdeluca@chesapeake.edu.

Thank you in advance.

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Anonymous
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Posted:Oct 16, 2002 2:33:20 PM

I would like to read this too since I have a hs student-i would prefer if you would post this info

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Posted:Oct 31, 2002 8:30:59 PM

I am about to graducate form a small college in the South. I am majoring in sped. education. This is my third college. My first was in the Midwest. I had one professor who would call me lazy and that I was partying too much. He did this in from of my friend. I cried all the way home because he had embrassed me with that lie and my friend knew it. I had no one to turn to. At that time, I didn't know that I had LD. If only he looked for clues. This professor was in education. Luckly, I moved and transfer to other college. This one was in the South. Here I had a some good and bad experiences. The student support was great. I got tested and found out that I have LD. I wasn't too thrill with it and had a very hard time dealing with it. It made me feel different. I didn't want to be different. I was still majoring in education. I had great support from some of my professors in education, but there were several that wasn't. I had a hard time in the courses that they were teaching. I eventurally change my major. At that point, I really didn't care what it was. My main goal was to graducate. To my superise, these professors were great. They work with me and I passed my courses. But, I wasn't happy. I found this school and all the professors are great! The student support service (sss) has been great. Of course I have to work hard in my classes and there are days that are hard for me, but I have that support in sss and in my professors and friends. I have even accept my disability that I don't shame of it.
To help with my school work, I get books on tape if possible, have extended time when I take my tests and I take my tests in a QUIET place. I have my papers proof read by someone else (sss) before I handed them in. My notebooks and folder aren't messy most of the time. I do most of my writing on the computer. And the teachers helps alot!!
Before going to college or universities, check out the sss. They can work with you and make sure you have documention. This is important! and know your rights.

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Posted:Nov 01, 2002 3:40:09 PM

Just wanted to tell you that my son's special ed teacher has LD. I think it really helps her understand the kids and gives them a role model about what is possible.

Beth

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