|College and Learning Disabilities: Where to Find Information|
Looking back over the two-and-a-half years of our website, I notice we have received many questions about learning-disability-friendly colleges. So many, in fact, that I thought a little more information here might be useful.
We began this website because there were no websites or books highlighting the best colleges for students with physical disabilities or discussing the issues they face in transitioning to college.
However, even seven or eight years ago, when we began searching for colleges, there was already quite a bit of web info and also many books, about going to college with a learning disability. Since then both the movement to attend college with a learning disability and the library of information available have expanded considerably.
For example, “google” the phrase “College and Learning Disabilities” and pages of information are at your fingertips. Same with “best colleges for learning disabilities.” Articles on everything from “transitioning to college for students with learning disabilities” to “colleges with programs for learning disabled students” to a Huffington Post article on the best colleges for students with learning disabilities.
Type “college and learning disabilities” into Amazon.com’s search engine for books and get 620 results. Do the same for “college and learning disabilities” and the number one result is College and Career Success for Students with Learning Disabilities. Go figure.
Happily, number ten on that Amazon listing is my book, College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities which will be available in February, from Prufrock Press.
Speaking of Prufrock Press, those interested in going to college with a learning disability should check out their website: http://www.prufrock.com as well and their excellent College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities. Prufrock is developing a wide range of special needs education titles.
So if you have come to this website in search of information on attending college with a learning disability, welcome. But do look also into some of the many websites that specialize in that area and the books that are available both on the college experience and the colleges that best serve the segment of the student population who have learning disabilities.