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Are you the parent of an upcoming high school graduate and new college student with a disability? Is your child planning a college, technical, or trade school higher education? Get an insider’s look from a college Learning Disability Specialist who can help you plan and ask the right questions to Disability Services! Find tips and resources to arrange accommodations and overcome barriers to your future.

Are you the parent of an upcoming high school graduate and new college student with a disability? Is your child planning a college, technical, or trade school higher education? Get an insider’s look from a college Learning Disability Specialist who can help you plan and ask the right questions to Disability Services! Find tips and resources to arrange accommodations and overcome barriers to your future.

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Are you the parent of an upcoming high school graduate and new college student with a disability? Is your child planning a college, technical, or trade school higher education? Get an insider’s look from a college Learning Disability Specialist who can help you plan and ask the right questions to Disability Services! Find tips and resources to arrange accommodations and overcome barriers to your future.

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Episodes

#71 Escaping the Cycle of Self-Doubt at College

7/7/2022
Escaping the Cycle of Doubt at College shares research that was done in 2020 from the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability called "It's a Constant Fight: Experiences of College Students with Disabilities." In the research, students share their feelings of disempowerment at college, but it also shares instances where they were feeling empowered and accomplished. Episode 71 also includes snippets from Cathi Allen about transitioning out of high school, Jimmy, an LD student who...

Duration:00:25:14

#70 Expanding Inclusive Career and Technical College Programs with Dr. Drew Andrews

6/29/2022
Do you want to see more career and technical college programs for students with intellectual disabilities? Today's episode introduces you to Dr. Drew Andrews, the Assistant Director & Technical Assistance Coordinator for the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities at the University of Central Florida. You will learn how Florida created grant-supported programs across the state, and how Florida students with Intellectual Disabilities who are enrolled in these programs can be awarded...

Duration:00:34:14

#69 "What's New at Think College? with Dr. Danie Roberts-Dahm

6/21/2022
Think College has started several new initiatives to expand opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities. Dr. Danie Roberts-Dahm, the Project Coordinator for the Think College Inclusive Higher Education Network, shares how Think College is changing the narrative about college for youth with intellectual disabilities. Dr. Roberts-Dahm discusses the Think College Network’s six key initiatives: public awareness, state and regional alliance development and support, Career and...

Duration:00:30:00

#68 Summer Prep for New College Students

6/8/2022
Heading to college is an exciting time, especially for students with disabilities who worked extra hard to get to this point, but parents of new students need to know that there will be many things that your child needs to do before those classes even begin!! In today's episode, you will hear about 15 steps that you and your child need to do or check on before starting classes in the fall. You will learn about residency paperwork, visiting Disability Services at least 3 times, building an...

Duration:00:24:31

#67 Dyslexia Testing for College & GED Documentation

5/26/2022
If you need to learn more about disability testing for a learning disability, dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia, then this episode will be able to answer many of your questions. You will find out the process involved, who might be able to test, and where you might be tested in your state. You will get an insider's look at what many colleges expect. You will also learn how to arrange accommodations and testing for a GED if your child decides to pursue a GED rather than a high school...

Duration:00:18:31

#66 Meaningful Employment for Young Adults with Disabilities

5/18/2022
If you know anyone who is attending college and looking for gainful employment with a good company, check out this latest episode that shares several amazing resources specifically designed to provide job opportunities for individuals with disabilities, including neurodiverse adults on the Autism Spectrum, or having Dyslexia, Tourette Syndrome, or ADHD. You will have access to over 500 companies that have been identified by Forbes Magazine as being "diversity-friendly." A second resource...

Duration:00:17:11

#65 Arranging Mental Health Accommodations

5/10/2022
Mental Health disabilities on college campuses are growing at an unprecedented rate, and today's episode looks at some of the research and resources that accommodate students with mental health disabilities. Parents and teachers will learn why accommodating for mental health disabilities can be a challenge, especially when class attendance is concerned. We explore possible accommodations for students with mental health disabilities and explain some of the pitfalls and challenges these...

Duration:00:17:20

#64 The First Meeting with College Disability Services

5/4/2022
Heading off to college can be a stressful and overwhelming experience for both the parents and their teen with a disability. In today's episode, you will hear a role-playing exercise between a student and a Disability Services advisor. My goal was to provide some insight into the kind of conversation you and your teen can expect to hear at that first meeting with Disability Services and to follow each role-playing segment with an extended explanation for parents and teachers. You will learn...

Duration:00:19:40

#63 STEM Barriers and Students with Disabilities

4/27/2022
Are you a parent of a high school student with dyslexia, or autism, or ADHD, or another type of "hidden" disability making plans to head to college for a degree in science, technology, engineering or math - one of the STEM programs? Today's episode shares potential barriers, or bottlenecks, that students with disabilities in STEM programs face in college including barriers transitioning from high school to college, barriers at college with peers and faculty, barriers that the college...

Duration:00:22:16

#62 Prepping For Final Exams

4/20/2022
Getting ready for final exams in college is not the same as it was in high school. Students need to check out various policies and procedures before taking finals. Today's episode centers around the policies and protocols for 5 different areas: college exam schedules and how they can impact a student; possible final exam accommodations and assistive technology that needs to be arranged with disability services; faculty expectations and policies with regard to finals; tutoring center...

Duration:00:18:23

#61 College After Covid

4/11/2022
Research is showing that some college students, especially new students, are having a difficult time adjusting to college expectations after all the changes to education during covid. Today's episode explains some of the problems noticed by faculty this past year as students return to campus, but you will also hear some suggestions and accommodations that parents and teachers should talk about with their students before college begins. The podcast shares information from The Chronicle of...

Duration:00:16:16

#60 Training (Coaching) College Peer Tutors

3/31/2022
Are you a parent of a child with a disability who is planning college? Are you a Special Ed teacher who has students heading to college? Are you a college tutor looking for strategies and tips to make your tutoring stronger and more effective? Are you a homeschooling parent wondering how to help your child with a disability retain and recall information at college? Many college students with disabilities use the tutoring centers at college for support, so today's podcast actually contains...

Duration:00:33:42

#59 How Disability Affects Math Learning with Dr. Paul Nolting

3/15/2022
If you are a parent or teacher of a child with a disability, and you believe that college math could become a real issue, you will want to listen to Dr. Nolting explain the subtests and learning disability scores of an adult psychoeducational SLD evaluation. He shares the purpose and reason for specific subtests, and how those results can affect college math accommodations. Dr. Nolting also explains how that same documentation can be used if your child needs a math course substitution in...

Duration:00:36:23

#58 Revisiting Effective Math Strategies for Students with Disabilities

3/11/2022
Today you will hear 8 effective and impactful strategies that will help students with disabilities understand complex math problems and commit those math steps to memory. The 8 strategies are especially effective for high school students who plan to take math at college. If you have not yet listened to Episode 57 Math Differences from High School to College: Strategies for Preparation by Dr. Paul Nolting, be sure to listen to #57 to hear the reality of math in college, and how it is more...

Duration:00:09:55

#57 Math Differences from High School to College: Strategies for Preparation with Dr. Paul Nolting

3/1/2022
If you are a parent of a teen with a disability planning to attend college, you will want to hear Dr. Paul Nolting, a national math expert on higher education, disabilities, and math. Dr. Nolting discusses the major differences and trends that he sees today between the math a student takes in high school and math in college, and why so many students (50%) fail math once they get to college. Dr. Nolting not only talks about the struggles students have, but he offers helpful suggestions,...

Duration:00:37:36

#56 10 Things Colleges Will NOT Do

2/22/2022
Since college is no longer under K-12 IDEA rules, and now follows ADA and FERPA laws, many changes will occur. Today's episode gives you a quick list of 10 basic changes you should expect at college. You will find changes with regards to discipline, reaching out to parents, and providing accommodations. You will learn what Disability Services does and does NOT do about classroom attendance, behavior problems, assignments, IEPs. modifications, and tutoring. Free ebook: Insights from a...

Duration:00:17:19

#55 Frontloading Your Teen's Transition Plan with Cathi Allen

2/15/2022
Is your teen with a disability really ready to head to college? Has the work your child did in high school enough? Are you confident in their ability to handle college on their own? If you have concerns about your child with a disability heading to college, then listen to Cathi Allen's suggestions about the best ways to frontload or prepare for college. Cathi discusses the importance for students with disabilities to spend their high school adequately preparing and practicing the skills they...

Duration:00:33:05

#54 The Importance of Universal Design For Learning (UDL)

2/9/2022
Universal Design for Learning is a framework for designing course instruction, materials and assessment that offers all learners equal opportunities to learn without adaptation or retrofitting. Today's episode gives parents and educators information about the origins of UDL, along with a basic understanding of the three learning networks of UDL. You will learn why UDL is especially important for students with disabilities, and how the concepts of UDL can apply to any student at any age. You...

Duration:00:15:54

#53 Knowledge is Power: Avoiding Fear of Failing

2/3/2022
Did you know that a student with a disability can ask for a "reduced course load" accommodation, but still get the benefits that come with being a full-time student? For many students with disabilities, heading to college comes with an enormous fear of failing, fear that they can never be successful at college. In today's episode, I share several tips and strategies that your child can try to help ease some of the challenges of adjusting to college life. NCR carbonless paper can be...

Duration:00:19:28

# 52 Memorizing with Mote

1/26/2022
Do you know someone who struggles to memorize information, who struggles to pass tests? If so, then this is the episode for you!! You will learn how to easily memorize information using a mash up of a Google Doc checklist and the Mote Audio recording app! Using these 2 resources together can take the struggle out of learning new information for tests, regardless of the material. You can also get a free sample handout of how I used Mote to share the definition of 17 different study...

Duration:00:14:18