Project Access offers a month-long program that teaches college-bound students how to advocate for themselves to get the much needed time, tutoring, and additional services they need.
- Find out what type of support is available to students with learning disabilities.
- Ask if the college has a specific program available to help with disabilities and whether it is monitored by a full-time staff.
- Inquire as to whether there are staff members available to council LD students through the registration, orientation, and course selection process.
- Find out which specific courses offering tutoring services and whether the tutoring is automatic or requires a student's request for assistance.
- Ask whether staff or students provide tutoring services for students with learning disabilities and if the tutors receive special training in working with learning disabilities.
- Research the type of attitude the college staff has toward students with learning disabilities.
- Determine whether students with learning disabilities are allowed to take a lighter course load and more time to graduate than average students.
- Get contact information so students and their parents have a specific person with whom to talk if they have concerns or questions throughout the year.
This TED Talk looks at how schools handle learning disabilities.