ERIC Number: ED293226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Higher Education for Learning Disabled Students: An Educational Handbook for Students, Parents and Counselors Including a Directory of Learning Disability Services in Mid-Atlantic Colleges and Universities.
Branson, John P.
This guide to college selection for learning disabled (LD) students was based on questionnaire responses received from 255 colleges, junior colleges, and universities in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. An initial chapter discusses decision making timelines and offers suggestions to parents and counselors. Chapter 2 describes legal rights of the learning disabled to a higher education. Chapters 3 and 4 discuss beginning steps for students, early application, campus visits, and direct contact with schools. Chapter 5 gives students practical suggestions for adjusting successfully to college demands. The directory itself comprises the bulk of the document. Alphabetized by state, it is divided into two sections: four-year schools with and without limited support progrms for LD students, and two-year schools with and without limited support programs. Information provided for each institution includes such items as application deadline, tuition, room and board fees, special application procedures, and available LD services. (JW)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Admission Criteria, Adolescents, College Admission, College Applicants, College Choice, College Environment, Decision Making, Eligibility, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Learning Disabilities, School Choice, Student Rights
Chester County Intermediate Unit, Carl E. Thornton, Director of Special Education, 1530 E. Lincoln Hwy., Coatesville, PA 19320 ($20.00 plus $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Students; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Chester County Intermediate Unit, Coatesville, PA.