How to choose the right college for your disability.

For students with hidden disabilities, embarking on the journey to higher education is an exciting yet challenging endeavor. I understand the concerns that parents and students face when choosing the right college that aligns with specific needs. I’ve been there. Our recent podcast episode, “How to choose the right college for your disability,” delves into this crucial topic, providing valuable insights and practical tips to make informed decisions.

In a world where personalized education is paramount, the episode emphasizes the importance of finding a college that caters to learning differences (LD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and mental health (MH). The core message revolves around prioritizing needs over wants, understanding one’s disability, and embracing necessary accommodations.

The podcast advocates for a mindful approach, encouraging listeners to be open to the process of discovering what works best for them. With an emphasis on the main goal – obtaining a degree – we explore the significance of aligning with a college that offers the right support systems. The episode provides a comprehensive checklist for applying accommodations, ensuring that students are equipped with the tools needed for success.

Questions to Ask

Additionally, we address questions that students and parents should consider during the college selection process. Are accommodations being applied for? Does the college provide the necessary support services? Further, is the learning environment conducive to the individual’s needs, whether in-person or online, small or large classes?

The overarching goal is to empower students and parents to make mature and informed decisions, ultimately reducing tension and fostering a positive college experience. By embracing this approach, individuals can navigate their college journey confidently, with the ability to problem-solve effectively should challenges arise.

If you’re ready to unlock the secrets to stress-free college decision-making, grab your headphones and tune in to After the IEP’s latest podcast episode.

It’s time to make your college journey a success, tailored to your unique needs. Learn how to choose the right college for your disability. When you finish with the episode, check out the resources below highlighted in the episode.

More Resources

Imagine how it would feel if you knew your student made an informed choice of what college to attend. A well thought out and informed choice. 

How would you feel if knew you did all you could to prepare them for making this choice? 

The resources and programs below are here to help you do that and more.

Free Guides

College Services Planner

College Accommodations Checklist


Beyond the Brochure: The Ultimate Guide to College Tours for Students with Hidden Disabilities


Blog Post

The College Tour for Students with Hidden Disabilities: Services

Not Requesting Accommodations in College? Read this first.

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. Nothing should be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice consult a lawyer. Although I am a therapist, I’m not your therapist. Any accommodations mentioned may or may not fit for your specific disability needs. All the information contained is for educational and informational purposes only