Navigating College with Visual Impairments
Before we dive into uncovering college experiences and interventions for students with visual impairments, let’s first define: What is a visual impairment? These three tiers are a good way to get oriented: Visually Impaired: This is often known as simply ‘low vision.’ Lack of visual acuity is primarily what defines visual impairment, as noted by . . .
College Options for ADHD Students
An estimated 6.1 million children ages 2-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, which makes college accommodations for students with ADHD a central concern. While accommodations via the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and 504 are fairly straightforward, it can be more complicated to get help for college students with ADHD. It’s true that college accommodations for . . .
College Options for Disabled Veterans
Disabled veteran grants for college reduce tuition for those who have served the country. The most well-known grant for veterans is through the GI Bill. The GI Bill was first created in 1944 to reduce the cost to attend college for veterans and their dependents. Undergraduate and graduate programs are eligible for funding through the . . .
College Options for Students on the Autism Spectrum
Autism is just one of many disorders that fall on the “spectrum”. Autism itself is unique for many reasons. One of the biggest problems for individuals with autism is socialization. Colleges and universities are normally teeming with people. Hallways and classes are often packed with people making it difficult for a person with mild to . . .
10 Education Support Resources for Disabled Veteran Students
An education is one of the most important tools for active members and veterans of the armed forces. Achieving a degree or taking classes can be the necessary bridge between active duty and a successful civilian career. This is part of laying the foundation for a future beyond the frontline and may even be a . . .
Laws Impacting Students with Disabilities
College students with disabilities are protected by an evolution of laws that many do not even know about. There are federal laws, however, that were designed to ensure that students with a whole host of disabilities should be able to have access to equal and fair education opportunities. This includes students with both physical and . . .
10 Important Facts About Learning Disabilities and Online College
College students with disabilities have been getting much more attention recently as a population who has historically been misunderstood, stigmatised, and therefore underserved. As awareness has shifted around learning disabilities and necessary accommodations, it has become more and more clear that there have always been a lot of students on campuses all over the country . . .
The Importance of Sleep During Your College Experience
2020 Guide for Students
College students are some of the most sleep-deprived people in the world (and some of the most stressed). This is mostly because college is very demanding, both mentally and physically, like an intellectual marathon. A full-time student can expect that every minute of every day be potentially filled with school work if they let it . . .
How To Stay Fit and Healthy in College
2020 Guide for Students
College students have stressful social and academic lives, so it is little wonder why they often lose focus and avoid paying attention to how to stay healthy in college. Incoming freshmen (with a most appealing new independence and free access to dining halls) struggle to avoid packing on the Freshman 15, as in pounds. [Note . . .
The Complete Guide to College for Students with Disabilities
Making the transition from high school to college is always a huge rite of passage for any student. It can be an especially steep slope to climb for college students who have learning differences or disabilities. But yes, students will disabilities can go to college and even make it to the top of their class. . . .