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Are there certain colleges that accommodate students with LD or ADHD?

There are many options available to individuals with learning disabilities who are interested in attending college. Most colleges and universities have some type of services available to students with learning disabilities. Some colleges, moreover, have made it their sole mission to educate individuals with learning disabilities. These colleges include Landmark College (VT), Beacon College (FL), and Mitchell College (CT).

In addition, there are many colleges that not only accept students with learning disabilities, but have programs within their colleges specifically for students with learning disabilities. Many of the programs have separate admissions procedures and qualifications for entrance as well as structured support systems.

The following articles have information about planning for college:

The University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education hosts a very helpful website with information on post-secondary schools accommodating special needs students. It lists some colleges and universities as well as relevant articles. After checking out the other pages, go to the Instant Access Treasure Chest for even more resources. is a site for those seeking colleges that match their needs and desires. Go to College Search, and fill out the survey, marking that learning disabilities services are needed.

You may also find the following books helpful:

Finally, you may wish to contact the agencies below. Their sole mission is to provide information to students with disabilities and their families on obtaining a post secondary education:

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