Choosing a College: Considerations for the Student with Learning Differences

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Main Library
Main Library - Huenefeld Tower Room

Event Details

Join the Institute for Learning Differences at Thomas More College for an informative series on helping students with learning differences transition to college.  Topics will include:

February 17 - Choosing a College; Considerations for the Student with Learning Differences
This program will present parents and potential college students with ideas and options when considering programs for those with learning disabilities. When considering postsecondary options for students with a learning disability such as ADHD, dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorders or a language-based learning disability there are additional support is needed; programs to best support the student in their transition will be discussed.   It will also address the shifting role of parenting for the college student and considerations with the traditional student services accommodations. 

March 17 - Executive Function Challenges and the College Student
This program will present information about executive function challenges and  potential support structures to look for when attending college.  Many students, not just those with ADHD have difficulty with executive function. What are consideration related to these challenges when attending college?

April 21 - Students with Autism; the Transition to College and Beyond
This program will present parents and professions working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the changes in educational law and regulations, the challenges students on the spectrum face in college, and the best practices in supporting students as they transition into higher education. A question and answer session will follow.

Event Type(s): Careers & Jobs, Literacy & Education, Special Needs
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens

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