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Accommodations for College Students with Learning Differences: Understanding Your Role

One of the biggest differences between high school and college academic accommodations is who is responsible for advocating on the student’s behalf. In college, LD students will need to know their rights and self-advocate where in high school, many of the initial requests were done by parents, teachers, or administrators. DVFS students posses strong self-advocacy skills and the U.S. Department of Education article linked here is a helpful reminder about how to proceed in the request process for auxiliary aides in college.

CLICK HERE TO READ: Higher Education's Obligations Under Section 504.

Questions? Contact:



Hallie S. Ciarlone, M.Ed., NCC,
Director of College Counseling
hallie.ciarlone@dvfs.org


CLICK HERE to see how Delaware Valley Friends School seniors are being prepared for college in our "Inside The Classroom" series: THE COLLEGE BRIDGE COURSE.


In our upper school we place great emphasis on empowering our students for that "next step."

CLICK HERE to see how students learn metacognition (self-understanding) and self-advocacy at DVFS.


What accommodations did you find helpful in college? We welcome comments below. (comments are moderated)

Posted by Hallie College Counselor in College Counseling, Metacognition on Friday July, 24, 2015
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