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    Transitioning to post-secondary education can be stressful for any high school senior or returning student. For students with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or other disabilities, there are often added pressures. Fortunately, there are several colleges and universities that offer special programs to help students with disabilities succeed in school and afterward. Below are five such schools in the state of Ohio.
    Muskingum UniversityAffiliated with the United Presbyterian Church, Muskingum University is a liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to educating its students intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically. The university’s Center for Advancement of Learning offers multiple programs for students with disabilities. Auxiliary Services offers reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities, and the Learning Strategies Database provides about 200 webpages about learning styles and strategies. The PLUS program is a fee-based service that utilizes professional staff to provide individual and small group sessions for tutoring and the development of learning strategies. 
    Notre Dame CollegeNotre Dame College is a Catholic liberal arts school that offers several degree programs. The Academic Support Center offers assistance to students with documented disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are provided at no additional cost. Students can also choose additional fee-based services that include individual tutoring sessions, weekly meetings with a Learning Specialist, supervised study halls, and an essay format study skills workshops.
    Xavier UniversityA Jesuit Catholic institution, Xavier University offers 87 undergraduate majors, 55 minors, and 19 graduate programs. The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) at Xavier University provides tutoring services such as subject-specific tutoring, study skills assistance, and supplemental instruction. Students who can provide documentation of their disabilities can also receive accommodation, including note-taking assistance, extra time on exams, and access to assistive technology.
    College of Mount St. JosephThe College of Mount St. Joseph is a Catholic liberal arts institution dedicated to “high-quality academics, hands-on experiential learning, and personalized attention from faculty and staff dedicated to your success.” In addition to the free accommodation available to students with documented disabilities, students with a specific learning disability or ADHD can apply to Project EXCEL. This program is a fee-based service that offers professional tutoring, academic counseling, access to a writing lab, instruction in learning strategies, and more.
    The University of AkronWith over 200 undergraduate majors and over 110 masters and doctoral programs, The University of Akron strives to “provide the experiences and education to help make [your dreams] a reality.” All students have access to free tutoring in math, writing, study skills, and more. Students with documented disabilities can contact the Office of Accessibility, a department dedicated to success for all students that “goes well beyond the legal requirements.”
    Choosing the right college for you can mean the difference between a stressful academic life and a fulfilling college experience. Before deciding on a school, find out what disability services are offered and how they can help you succeed.