From the Washington Post, a feature on the growing number of students with learning disabilities who are entering college. Twenty years ago, only one in 100 students with learning disabilities would graduate from high school and go on to a four-year college. Today, that number is about one in nine.
For many, the transition isn’t easy. Many colleges have programs to assist students, but …
what colleges must do is far less defined legally, and professors and administrators at some schools seem to remain skeptical about the needs that students might have. Schools must provide assistance to students, but only if the students disclose their disabilities.
… The students who are most successful, experts say, are the ones who adapt quickly to independence from their parents and become their own advocates.