CV-19: Time for a College Essay?

For aspiring college students, the essay is the one component of the college application over which students have control. It’s their chance to reveal to the admissions committee who they really are, and if their GPA and test scores are… Read the rest

COVID-19: College Searching From the Sofa

By Deena Maerowitz, J.D., M.S.W As with so many aspects of life, COVID-19 has introduced disruption and uncertainty to college planning. For those looking to start college in fall 2021, almost every step of the school search will be impacted.… Read the rest

College: What’s the Right Fit?

The college search for my son, a student with learning disabilities, began no differently than it does for many students. Erik answered the standard college search questions: Public or private? City, town, or rural campus location? State? Distance from home?… Read the rest

College Bound? Learn More

The Federal Department of Education has a wealth of helpful information for families and individuals preparing for college— all of it free and easily accessible online. Following are three particularly useful resources, each for a different part of the process:… Read the rest

Tips for Post-High School Planning

Although students apply for college in their senior year, preparation for college begins several years earlier. To guarantee the best outcome for a student with LD or ADHD, parents, students, and support personnel must mount a coordinated effort that begins… Read the rest