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Transition to College for Students with Learning Disabilities

From the FDU Library in collaboration with the FDU Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities

Planning for college is a complex process for students, their parents, and their teachers.  For students with a learning disability, it is even more important to begin the process early, to become informed as to options and potential difficulties, and to work with education professionals at both the secondary and postsecondary levels.

Selected Web Resources

The following are just a few of the many web resources available on transition to college and students with learning disabilities

Association on Higher Education & Disability

College & College Prep

College Opportunities for Students with Learning Disabilities

College Planning for Students with Learning Disabilities

College Preparation Resources for Students

National Center for Learning Disabilities:  High School & Adulthood

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

Navigating the College Transition Maze:  A Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities

Selecting a College for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

Tips For Getting Students With An LD Ready For College

Tips for Succeeding in College

Transition Planning: A Team Effort

Selected Articles

The following are only a few of the articles on transition to college and students with learning disabilities available through the FDU Online Library.

Section 504: Differences in the Regulations for Secondary and Postsecondary Education.  Joseph W. Madaus and Stan F. Shaw.  Intervention in School and Clinic.  Nov. 2004,  v. 40 no. 2, p. 81-87.

Bridging the Gap between High School and College: Strategies for the Successful Transition of Students with Learning Disabilities.  Preventing School Failure.  Spring 2003, v. 47, no. 3,  p. 132.

The Transition from High School to Postsecondary Education for Students with lLearning Disabilities: A Survey of College Service Coordinators.  Sandra J Janipa, Virginia Costenbader. Journal of Learning Disabilities.  Sep/Oct 2002.v. 35 no.. 5;  p. 462-469.

Education 2002: Higher Education Options for Young Adults with Learning Disabilities.  Carolyn O. Cantu.  The Exceptional Parent.  Sept. 2002, v. 32 no. 9, p. 36-38.

Selected Books

The following are only a few of the current books available on transition to college  and students with learning disabilities.

Colleges for Students With Learning Disabilities or ADD.  (Petersen's, 7th ed., 2003).  ISBN: 0768912687.

Learning How to Learn: Getting into and Surviving College When You Have a Learning Disability. Joyanne Cobb.  (CWLA Press, 2001).  ISBN: 0878687769. 

Transition to Postsecondary Education: Strategies for Students With Disabilities.  Kristine Wiest Webb.  (Pro-Ed, 2000). ISBN: 0890798486.