Self-Advocacy for Higher Education: A Step-by-Step Workbook


Self-Advocacy in Higher Ed: A Step-by-Step Workbook was designed to help students with learning disabilities prepare to self-disclose in college and obtain the accommodations they need.

Ideal to be used by parents, students, and educators. The workbook’s step-by-step process will help students develop the self-awareness and knowledge needed to move through the accommodation process easily.


Are you a student with a learning disability preparing for college?

Or a parent or educator seeking to support a student with a learning disability in their journey? Look no further than Self-Advocacy in Higher Ed: A Step-by-Step Workbook!

With our step-by-step process, you’ll gain the self-awareness and knowledge necessary to secure the accommodations you need for a successful college experience.

Imagine better academic performance, increased confidence, and stronger communication with disability staff. These benefits are within reach!

Here’s some important statistics to consider.

  • 69% of students with learning disabilities no longer think they have a disability upon graduating high school (NCLD)
  • 76% of students with learning disabilities attending college never request accommodations (NCLD)
  • Students who wait to request accommodations
    • 5 times more likely not to graduate (Hudson, R.L. 2013)
    • leads to lower GPAs (Lightner, K. L., Kipps-Vaughan, D., Schulte, T., & Trice, A. D. 2012)
  • Student voice survey found
    • Top 3 stressors: exams, academic pressure, and time management
    • 75% experience “some” to “a great deal of stress” that affects their focus, learning and negatively affecting academics.

By working collaboratively with a parent, trusted teacher, or special education teacher, you’ll lay the groundwork for effective collaboration with disability staff in college.

Remember, this workbook can be used as a stand-alone resource, but using it in conjunction with our book and web-based programs will provide the best results.

With repeated practice answering the workbook questions, you’ll become knowledgeable, self-aware, and prepared to self-advocate for the accommodations you need.

Research on Sefl-advocacy indicates

  • The lack of knowledge about college accessibility services leads to students not requesting accommodations
  • Use of accommodations is a direct predictor of graduation rates BUT students need self-advocacy skills to request them

Don’t wait to take action.

Order your copy of Self-Advocacy in Higher Ed: A Step-by-Step Workbook today and take the first step towards a successful college experience.

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