York Community High School

Students with Special Needs

Helpful Websites

The following websites have helpful information and resources for students with special needs.

Differences Between High School & College: www.virginia.edu/studenthealth/lnec/transition.html

LD OnLine's Guide to Postsecondary Education: http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/college

College Planning for Students with Special Needs: www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content3/college.planning.LD.html

AHEAD - Association on Higher Education and Disability: www.ahead.org

College Preparation Resources for Students: www.washington.edu/doit/Resources/college_prep.html

Compensation Strategies Used by High-Ability Students with Learning Disabilities Who Succeed in College: http://gcq.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/44/2/123

FERPA General Guidance for Students: www.ed.gov/offices/OM/fpco/ferpa/students.html

Winning in College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities: http://www.edsmart.org/students-with-disabilities-college-guide/

Helpful Resources: Books and other Publications

If you are a student with special needs, there are many helpful resources available. Below is a list of Publications that we have read or had recommended to us.

*The College Sourcebook for Students with Learning and Developmental Differences. Published by Wintergreen Orchard House. Written by Midge Lipkin, PhD.

*K & W Guide to Colleges for Student with Learning Disabilities or ADHD. Published by Princeton Review

*Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADHD. Published by Peterson's

Learning Disabilities: A to Z. A Parent's Complete Guide to Learning Disabilities from Preschool to Adulthood. Published by Free Press. By Corinne Smith.

Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD. By Kathleen G. Nadeau

College and Career Success for Students with Learning Disabilities. By Roslyn Dolber

ADD and the College Student: A Guide for High School and College Students with Attention Deficit Disorder. By Patricia O. Quinn

Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorders: Issues and Strategies for Students, Counselors, and Educators. By Jennifer S. Bramer, PhD.

College Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities. By Annette Joy Scalfani.

A Guide to College for Learning Disabled Students. Published by Academic Press. By MA Lisiscio.

How to Choose A College: Guide for the Student with a Disability. Published by The American Council on Education. HEATH Resource Center.


*Items are available for review in our CCRC.

ACT/SAT Testing Accommodations

To learn more about the process of applying for testing accommodations for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, or AP testing, go to the sites listed below. It is essential to investigate and learn more about this process EARLY. Students with IEP's should talk with their case manager and/or counselor and students with 504 plans should talk with their counselor about about the forms and documentation needed.

ACT: http://www.act.org/aap/disab/index.html 

SAT, PSAT, and AP: http://www.collegeboard.com/ssd/student/index.html 



Articles for the College Search and Selection Process

Self-Regulation Leads to Student Success by Savitz-Roma & Bouffard from the ASCA School Counselor magazine.


College Planning for Students with Disabilities by Schwallie-Giddis & West from the ASCA School Counselor magazine.


Finding the Right Fit by Uretsky & Andrews from the NACAC Journal of College Admissions


Dyslexia & Accommodations from the US Department of Justice by Eide.


College Shopping Checklist from the College Internship Program