Author gives advice on college for students with physical disabilities

12/6/2011 | U.S. News & World Report

Students with severe physical disabilities should consider applying to one of five U.S. colleges that offer adequate services for students to live on campus, says Chris Wise Tiedemann, who co-authors the website Disability Friendly Colleges with her son, Tom, who has cerebral palsy. For students with less-severe disabilities, Tiedemann advises early preparation in selecting a school and in-person campus visits. She also suggests students make a clear distinction between their high-school experience and their expectations for college, and that they be prepared to advocate for their own needs.

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