• Information for Students with Learning Disabilities

    Please use the information below to guide your research about post-secondary options and support services for students with learning disabilities.
     
     Examples of Colleges and Universities with Support Programs (sorted by program type, then region):
     
    Name Program Type City State Region Information
    American University Structured Program Washington, D.C. D.C. East Learning Services Program for Freshmen Students with Learning Disabilities. After the freshman year, students can receive continued support and accommodations through the Academic Support and Access Center as available to all students.
    Mitchell College Structured Program New London CT Northeast Bentsen Learning Center (BLC), Thames Academy - post-secondary residential transition program: http://www.thamesacademy.org/
    Curry College Structured Program Milton MA Northeast Program for Advancement Learning (PAL); The program seeks bright, college-able students who have a primary diagnosis of a language-based learning disability, executive function weakness, and/or AD/HD, and who have average to superior intellectual ability.
    Fairleigh Dickinson University Structured Program Morris County NJ Northeast Regional Center for Learning Disabilities at the Florham Campus
    Hofstra University Structured Program Long Island NY Northeast Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS) serves students with specific learning disabilities and ADD or ADHD at Hofstra University. There is a onetime fee for the program ($12,500), which provides every student with a learning specialist from freshmen year through to graduation. Each student is paired up to meet individually with an experienced learning specialist.
    Rochester Institute of Technology Structured Program Rochester NY Northeast National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Spectrum Support Program (SSP), Disability Services Office
    Mercyhurst University Structured Program Erie PA Northeast Learning Differences Program, (AIM) Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst
    Landmark College Structured Program Putney VT Northeast One of the only accredited colleges in the United States designed exclusively for students who learn differently, including students with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
    Beacon College Structured Program Leesburg FL South College designed specifically for students with learning disabilities and ADHD
    Lynn University Structured Program Boca Raton FL South Institute for Achievement and Learning (IAL)
    University of Arizona Structured Program Tuscon AZ West Strategic Alternative to Learning Techniques (SALT)
    University of San Francisco Structured Program San Francisco CA West Student Disabilities Services
    University of Denver Structured Program Denver CO West Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP) is a nationally recognized fee-for-service program that provides individualized academic support for University of Denver students with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or a history of learning differences.
    Southern Oregon University Structured Program Ashland OR West University Coaching and Academic Mentoring (UCAM) offers weekly coaching and comprehensive support
    McDaniel College Coordinated Services Westminster MD Mid Atlantic Student Academic Support Services (SASS)
    Boston College Coordinated Services Boston MA Northeast Connors Family Learning Center provides special services and support for all students with learning disabilities and ADHD
    Cornell University Coordinated Services Ithaca NY Northeast Student Disability Services
    Brown University Coordinated Services Providence RI Northeast Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS)
    California State University Stystemwide Coordinated Services All campuses CA West Each campus has an office for students with disabilities.
    Diablo Valley College Coordinated Services Pleasant Hill CA West Disability Support Services (DSS)
    Menlo College Coordinated Services Atherton CA West Academic Success Center
    Santa Clara University Coordinated Services Santa Clara CA West Disability Resources
    Santa Monica College Coordinated Services Santa Monica CA West Learning Disabilities Program
    Stanford University Coordinated Services Palo Alto CA West Schwab Learning Center
    University of California Systemwide Coordinated Services All campuses CA West Each campus has an office for students with disabilities.
    University of Southern California Coordinated Services Los Angeles CA West Disability Services and Programs
    Regis University Coordinated Services Denver CO West Student Disability Services
    Pacific University Oregon Coordinated Services Forest Grove OR West Learning Support Services
    University of Puget Sound Coordinated Services Tacoma WA West Office of Accessibility and Accomodation
     
     
     
    Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: 
     
    NameProgram TypeCityStateInformation
    College of Alameda: College to CareerAlamedaCAThe C2C program includes on-campus instruction, off-campus internships related to students’ employment goals, and placement with follow-up as needed. Students also participate in campus activities to improve social and communication skills needed for success in getting and retaining a job. C2C admits 20 students per year.
    Wayfinders at Fresno StateIndependent Living ProgramFresnoCAInclusive, comprehensive educational and residential program with a vocational component for young adults, ages 18 to 28 with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The program length is two years with optional additional years for remediation or special employment opportunity.
    Foothill College: Transition to WorkLos Altos HillsCAThe Transition to Work Program (TTW) is a 12-month vocational program designed for students with disabilities who can function independently on a college campus but may not have the ability to succeed in a traditional college classroom.
    College of Adaptive ArtsSan JoseCACAA offers classes in the arts, health, and wellness
    UCLA Pathways ProgramIndependent Living ProgramLos AngelesCAPathways at UCLA Extension is a two-year program for students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, offering a blend of educational, social, and vocational experiences, taught and supervised by experienced instructors sensitive to the individual needs of our students. On campus, Pathways students attend classes and participate with UCLA students in the many social, recreational, and cultural activities of a major university.