• Resources for Students with Disabilities

    All colleges and universities provide some level of services and/or accommodations for learning disabled students, as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Some colleges have comprehensive programs specially designed for these students.

    The Princeton Review publishes an excellent resource, "The K & W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder". Another excellent print resource guide is "Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or AD/HD" by Peterson's.

    In addition, there are several excellent websites that can help you to research your particular situation. 

    Attention Deficit Disorder Association
    The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is the world’s leading adult ADHD organization. Their mission is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives. ADDA is an international non-profit organization, founded twenty years ago by adult ADHD support group leaders to share information, resources and provide support for one another. In the 20 years since its inception, ADDA has grown to become a source for information and resources exclusively for and about the adult ADHD community.

    Learning Disabilities Association of America
    Since 1963, LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. At the national, state and local levels, LDA provides information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make the Learning Disabilities Association of America a leading resource for information on learning disabilities.

    LD Resources
    The LD Resources web site has been providing information for people with learning disabilities and people who work with people with learning disabilities since 1995. It started as a place for Richard Wanderman to share handouts with people in digital form and since then has grown to include hundreds of articles by him and dozens of other authors on all aspects of learning disabilities. The site now contains lists of tools, schools, organizations and professionals and other resources for the LD community as well as new articles and commentaries.

    LD OnLine is a leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Parents and teachers of learning disabled children will find authoritative guidance on attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.

    National Center for Learning Disabilities
    The mission of the NCLD is to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life. Parents, educators, and adults with LD will find valuable resources at this website.

    Shire Scholarship Program
    A scholarship program for students with ADHD.

    Links to some university student services websites:

    University of Michigan - Services for Students with Disabilities

    Eastern Michigan University - Disability Resource Center

    Northern Michigan University - Disability Services

    Michigan State University - Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities