USF Alumna Stephanie Whitham on Student Disabilities in College | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Students with LDs, which also are referred to as “invisible disabilities,” are finding that college is within reach. More schools are providing better services to students with conditions ranging from ADHD to Autism Spectrum Disorders to target a growing market."

 

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" 'The sky is the limit,” said Stephanie Whitham, a 23-year-old graduate of the University of San Francisco (USF). Whitham was told that she would be lucky to graduate from high school and shouldn’t even consider college because of hernonverbal learning disability, which means she has trouble understanding communication that isn’t verbal, such as body language and tone of voice. “The key is to sit down with the school’s office of disability services and get all the help you have a right to.”

 

[Via @TheAtlantic]