ADHD and Learning Disability Resources
This page has a list of resources for current and prospective students diagnosed with ADHD or learning disabilities, including dyslexia. Click here to return to the full list of disability-specific resources.
How do I know if I have ADHD or LD? Where do I go for testing? (this information and more at LDOnline.org
Succeeding in College with ADHD or LD
Looking for support programs at colleges for LD or ADHD? Check out The Princeton Review, K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences. Available at Amazon or your library.
Some students find that academic coaches are helpful. ADHD Coaches Organization and the Edge Foundation are two sources. (NCCSD doesn't endorse any particular programs)
Advice from The Edge Foundation on Heading to College with ADHD.
The National Federation of the Blind designed two resources that are helpful for students who use technology to read or write:
Carnegie Mellon student Stephen Tonti describes his ADHD
as a difference, and not necessarily a disorder
Books & References
Mooney, J., & Cole, D. Learning outside the lines: Two Ivy League students with learning disabilities and ADHD give you the tools for academic success and educational revolution.
Hallowell, Edward & Ratey, John. Driven to Distraction
Nadeau, Kathleen. Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD
Sarkis, Stephanie. Making the Grade with ADD
You can find many textbooks in accessible formats at Bookshare.org Click on the "Get Started" tab
Your Disability Resource Center can help you find e-texts at the AccessText Network which works directly with publishers.
Apps that are useful for students with LD or ADHD