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"We interviewed several college counselors before our family decided on Deb Sankovitz to work with our son. Deb has been wonderful to work with on every level. Our son has inattentive type ADHD and Deb has helped us to identify the colleges that will be the right fit for him-- taking into consideration our son's personality, areas of interest and specific programs offered by each of the colleges that would best suit his academic and learning needs. Deb's patience and upbeat personality helped to make what can be a very stressful time a smooth and pleasant experience for our son (and us). We value her personally and professionally as she took the time to build a relationship and bond with our son. We highly recommend Deb as a college counselor."
- Geri, parent
It's important to understand how you learn. Public schools K-12 legally need to accommodate all types of learners. Those with diagnosed and documented disabilities may get extra support or accommodations and be on a 504 Plan or IEP.
Students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Discorders need to advocate for themselves in college. Support resources are available, but the student has to take the initiative to seek them out.
If you have a learning difference talk with your college counselor about whether or not you will disclose the difference during the college application process, or after you have been accepted to a given school.
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