A Few Things to Know About American Sign Language

Here are a few things to know about American Sign Language from five people who use it every day. “One thing is, daily, we see that hearing people think that ASL isn’t a language,” D.T. Bruno said in an interview for this video,” but the brain doesn’t discriminate against ASL as a language. ASL has all of the features of any other language in the world.” This video was filmed at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

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DREAM Shares Advice for College Students with Disabilities

DREAM (Disability Rights, Education Activism, and Mentoring),  is a national organization for and by college students with disabilities. DREAM is open to higher education students of all types, including graduate students, part-time students, and those who are auditing higher education courses.  It is open to students of all ages with any kind of disability.

DREAM has just released new video – advice for college students by college students.

DREAM is supported by our sponsoring organization, the National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD), which is based at the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD).


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How to Get Accommodations at School

Teen Vogue seems like an unlikely source to find practical advice for requesting reasonable accommodations and academic adjustments in high school or college but How to Get Disability Accommodations at School, is just that, a useful, straight-forward guide for high school students preparing for college  and students already in college.

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Don’t Have ADHD? Meds Won’t Improve Grades

The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRCA)** August 17, 2017 ADHD Weekly,  reports that the rumored effects of taking stimulant medication as a as a study or test-taking aid in their quest for higher grades is a false promise.

According to researchers, these medications cannot be seen as improving academic achievement, instead, the medications address the symptoms that prevent the student diagnosed with ADHD from achieving the student’s potential.  For the individual without ADHD or ADD, stimulant medication has no positive benefit as a study or test-taking aid.

To read the entire article, visit: Don’t Have ADHD? Meds Won’t Improve Grades

**The NRCA is  a program of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

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Off to College with Diabetes

Moving from home to college can be tough on students with diabetes, as well as their  families. It’s important for everyone involved in this transition – health care providers, parents, and students – to prepare, and to make sure that everyone is on the same page.  the College Disability Network (CDN) has created multiple resources for all of these individuals to help ease this transition.

The CDN was created out of a need young adults have experienced for years, and we have become a hub of resources, support, and understanding for this under-served population.

College students have a responsibility to create a plan for themselves that keeps them safe – just like any other adult with diabetes does. The College Diabetes Network does a great job of assisting students with that transition. Register for Accommodations

The site has a wealth of  information including information on how to manage eating in a dining hall,  There are also resources for  parents and others in the student’s support network.

If you are a college student with diabetes or are a parent, medical professional or a college disability services provider, working with a college student with diabetes, it’s worth the time to explore the CDN site.

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