Our culture dictates that our kids should go to college after high school in order to be successful adults. Yet, that isn’t true. Just as the misbelief that kids with ADHD and/or learning disabilities can’t succeed in college if they choose that path. In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I’m talking with Learning Disabilities Consultant, Elizabeth Hamblet, to separate fact from fiction when it comes to ADHD and college, and learn how to help our kids transition after high school, into college or whatever endeavors they pursue. This episode is packed full of resources and information even parents of younger kids with ADHD need to know now, to prepare for the future. Listen in now!
“There needs to be a desire to go to college. Just sending somebody because that’s what’s expected is not going to be good for that student.”
Resources in this Episode
(Yes, some of these are affiliate links.)
- Elizabeth’s Free Download for Listeners: Do Colleges Have to Follow IEPs and 504 Plans?
- Rae Jacobson on Understood.org
- Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD and LD, by Kathleen Naudeau
- Teresa Maitland’s college transition webinar on ADDitude
- Ready for Takeoff, by Teresa Maitland, PhD
- Adjusting to College article on ADDitude
- Full Sail University
- The Gift of Failure, by Jessica Lahey
- Own It: mynextmove.org
- FERPA Release for college students
- Free Form on Elizabeth’s website
Elizabeth C. Hamblet, a learning specialist/consultant in Columbia University’s disability services office, has worked at the college level for nearly twenty years. In addition to her work with students, she is a nationally-requested speaker on the topic of how to prepare students with disabilities for success at college. Hamblet is the author of From High School to College: Steps to Success for Students With Disabilities and Transitioning to College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities. She is a college expert for Understood.org, and her work has appeared in numerous journals and on various platforms. Hamblet offers information and advice on her website, www.LDadvisory.com and on her blog at bit.ly/LDblogbook.
Where to Find Elizabeth
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn
Books: From High School to College: Steps to Success for Students With Disabilities and Transitioning to College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities
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