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Posted Apr 16, 2003 at 3:00:46 PM
Subject: Colleges/Universities you don't want to consider

After posting my pan of DUKE UNIVERSITY, and seeing Robby's advice to stay away from TENNESSEE (see '4 yr comprehensive college in the SE'), it seems to me that there is just as much need to get information out about schools with really bad LD centers/services/support as there is to recommend colleges/universities with good LD support. Any one else have advice about schools to avoid?

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Posted:Apr 17, 2003 7:59:48 PM

Avoid Stonehill College in N.Easton MA

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Posted:Apr 19, 2003 9:02:19 PM

Dule, I would love to see a comprehensive list of suggestions of where to look and which schools to avoid. It can make the difference between droping out and a successful career.

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Posted:Apr 20, 2003 11:40:53 PM

I was hoping this might be a place to start such a comprehensive list. I know there are books which list or rate colleges with support servies, but I think experiences of people who have tried them are invaluable.

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Posted:Apr 21, 2003 11:55:33 AM

Stay away from Lincoln College in IL. There are changes in the administration and it stinks!

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Posted:Apr 21, 2003 4:14:38 PM

At FIU in Miami, they mostly serve the physically disabled. Though they do have good accomodations for blind, and Kurzweil and diagnosis of LD. But other than that, no support for LD students...the people they have aren't equipped for higher education (grad school) or harder degrees like sciences and math.

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Posted:Apr 25, 2003 4:32:49 PM

I think personal experience would be very helpful, too. Another site you might want to check on is ldreview.com. I read about it here and the young man who put the site together may be interested in your idea of reviewing colleges. I have trouble getting it at this computer, but I'll look again later at another computer I have access to. LD Review is a place to review/recommend books, products, programs - so colleges would be a nice addition.

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Posted:May 05, 2003 11:45:27 PM

Duke! Yes, by all means, avoid Duke. It is the worst! I suffered through one year and had to get out. I should never have stayed that long! They could not have chosen a more appropriate mascot than the devil!

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Posted:May 11, 2003 4:30:12 PM

I have attended three colleges (not due to flunking out, more or less because I could not make up my mind what to do :) and I found difficulties in all of the school's I attended, in getting support for my ADHD diagnosis. It appears to me that some prof.' s feel that ADHD is a load of, pardon my french , "@!#$". In fact I had one psychology prof. (that's my major) who openly said that ADHD was not a real problem or issue, making me feel about three inches tall in my defense of what "I " as a person have obviously experienced. I had another prof. who would not allot me extended time on the test, stating that another student in the class had similiar issues and she did not need extra time. I ended up flunking that test even though I knew all the answer's. Funny enough this prof. an African American women teaching a AMerican Civ class and openly discussed how women and african americans were discriminated through out history. This is obviously true but I guess she did not consider someone with a dissability to be in the same boat so to speak. I had an English Prof. who told me I was using ADHD as an "excuse" when I asked for accomidations. This prof. also had a habit of ripping apart individuals papers and reading them aloud to the class while he did so. I had a friend in that class who had ADHD and an LD. His paper was one of the first to be ripped apart and then after this, the prof. gave my friend his paper back right in front of everyone. It was not a surprise to me why my friend decided not to attend class anymore and flunked English. Essentially, what I am stating, is that even when you can get accomidations from a school (all three of the schools I attended provided them) it does not mean you will get support from your prof. I think advocacy and education are the keys to stopping the problem of the higher education communities complete ignorance to issues that are very much "real" to those with ADHD, Disabilities and LD's.
by the way the three school's were:
Springfield College in MA- that's where I experienced problems with my English Prof- other than him Springfield actually did ok with accomidating me as a learner.
MCLA in MA- where I ran into my psychology and American CIv. prof. They did ok with providing accomidations as well.
UNH - Manchester in NH- did not run into as much issues at this school, tough school in general, do not feel a sense of community however which for me, is an issue (feel more like number)- but have to keep in mind that this is a large school.

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Posted:Mar 17, 2004 3:56:08 AM
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If ever you find yourself being mistreated by a professor or administrator- or employer for that matter, and you know you have a dissability and have communicated that with the professor, you should be enfuriated. You ought to take the next step for two reasons: one, to prevent failing, and two, to prevent this person from mistreating more people in your shoes. This next step is to go to the faculty chair, or administrator, dean, whomever is the higher-up, and explain the situation. It is basically called fillining a grievance- and if the last post is accurate in it's description, you would have no difficulty winning and having the school make appropriate ammends to you. Should this fail there is always legal action through the courts, and a number of disability foundations that might provide free legal help for you as well.

Don't give up so easily.

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Posted:May 04, 2004 2:46:37 AM

Dont go to Universtity of Akron or Lorain County Community College, I am now afraid of going bach to school. I would have my degree now if I had the right support.

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