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Succeeding in College with ADHD

Heading off to college and wondering how you’ll cope with your ADHD symptoms? First, know that you are not alone. Plenty of people who have ADHD or its symptoms have succeeded in college. That includes learning how to deal with issues of time management, emotional and social well-being, focusing in class, doing homework, and taking…

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Succeeding in College When You Have ADHD

Navigating the first year of college is hard for anyone, but staying organized and productive is especially difficult for those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). My impulsivity and lack of attention caused me to attend four different schools and declare three different majors.

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Planning for Life Beyond High School with ADHD

Is your high school student considering a two- or four-year college degree, job training, workplace, joining the military, or a gap year? When ADHD is part of this journey, teens and young adults—along with their parents—need to know what they are ready to do. Where to begin Start talking with your son or daughter about…

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Selecting and Applying to Colleges for Students with ADHD

I have ADHD. Should I go to college? If you’re thinking about going to college, know that you’re not alone: as many as 5 of every 100 students entering college have ADHD, and having ADHD doesn’t stop you from making college a success. But before beginning the application process, take some time to think about…

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College and ADHD

The good news is that more and more students with ADHD are attending college in record numbers. In fact, students with hidden disabilities like ADHD are the largest and fastest growing segment of the disabled population on college campuses across the country. For many students with ADHD, college might be a better match than high…

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Colleges Don’t Always Tell You When Your Student Is Struggling: Learn About FERPA Requirements

Join the discussion. Question: Our family is very excited since our oldest child was recently accepted to the college he really wants to attend. We want to make sure he has the supports he needs to be successful. As his parents, we want to keep in touch with his professors the way we did while…

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Tips for Young Adults: Transitioning to College and Work

Join the discussion. Is your teen finishing high school and preparing for the next stage of life? Starting college or a new job can be exciting. Both offer the opportunity for greater independence, meeting new friends and colleagues, and learning new skills. It can also be a stressful time for most young people. For many…

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College or Gap Year? Deciding What to Do Next

Join the discussion. Is college right for your high school student? Are you worried that his ADHD symptoms might make it difficult for him to thrive in a college or university setting?  “I don’t automatically assume that every teen I see is destined for college or even that college is what would be best for…

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Campus Safety Tips for Your Student with ADHD

So you’ve just started your first year of college, and you’re sorting out all the academic challenges. Hopefully, you’ve got your accommodations in place and some other supports that can help you succeed. We have more about succeeding in college if you are looking for additional information. Setting up academic safety nets, however, are only…

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Q&A: How Do I Get Updates on My College Student?

Question: Our family is very excited since my oldest child is getting ready to go to college for the first time. We want to make sure she has the supports she needs to be successful. As her parents, we want to keep communication between her college and us open the way we did while she…

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When Young Adults Question Treatment

Many teens and most young adults go through a period of time doubting their need for ADHD treatment. Often they will self-regulate or stop medication altogether.

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Legal Rights in Higher Education and the Workplace

Individuals with ADHD often seek accommodations in the workplace or in higher education to help them reach their full potential and achieve success. Although a diagnosis of ADHD is usually the first step toward finding treatments and interventions to address the symptoms of ADHD, a formal diagnosis itself does not guarantee that an adult with…

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