College Preparation Programs for Teens
Many colleges offer summer programs geared toward preparing special-needs high school students for college.
Curry College, a four-year liberal arts school in Milton, Massachusetts, offers an intensive one-week residential program for high school juniors and seniors. Students in the program live in a dorm, attend classes from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and participate in structured activities in the evenings.
“We are interested in two things,” says Lisa Ijiri, director of the program. “One, facilitating an understanding of their learning disability or ADHD and learning strategies to cope with it, and, two, making the transition to college.”
For a national directory of pre-college programs for students with disabilities, log on to the HEATH Resource Center.