Despite their intelligence and enormous potential, students diagnosed with ADHD and LD face continual difficulty addressing transitions. None prove more difficult than the transition from high school to college. What makes this transition difficult is a variety of social and legal changes that many students and parents are not equipped to address. This puts them at high risk to fail, despite their high potential. If addressed proactively, however, the challenges of this transition can be reduced dramatically so these students can have the opportunity to maximize their potential, and not just survive in the post-secondary environment but to thrive there.
Robert M. Tudisco, Esq., a nationally recognized author, motivational speaker, practicing attorney, and adult diagnosed with ADHD, will address many of the social and legal changes that occur with the transition to college and discuss practical strategies for students to reach their full potential. His presentation will include such topics as: IEPs and making the most of transition planning; converting 504 plans to reasonable accommodation requests in college; high stakes testing accommodations; understanding FERPA and proactively addressing the flow of information; developing strategies to provide structure, support and accountability while away at school; and diversion of medication and what parents and students need to know.
Materials: Transitioning to College (PDF Format)
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Co-sponsored by Wilton Library
SPED*NET Wilton does not provide medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The material in this presentation is provided for educational purposes only.