065: Success After High School for Students with ADHD, with Elizabeth Hamblet

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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 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!


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My Guest


Elizabeth 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.


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  • The college experience for children with disabilities is just different. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be successful. You’re right.
    In fact, that’s one of my worries, but after a long time of emotional preparation, I think I’m ready to let the kid go to college. And he wants to go studying after high school and I’m so proud.
    I would also add this article and its sources to the list of resources: https://blog.brookespublishing.com/12-college-success-tips-for-students-with-disabilities/ I found the book ‘Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success’ especially helpful.

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