What Are Some Well-Regarded Special Needs Colleges?


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Misericordia University, Lynn University and Landmark College are well-regarded special needs colleges as of 2016. These are the top colleges open to special needs students, according to Special Education Degrees.

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The Alternative Learners Program at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania, gives on-campus support to students with special needs. Students get help with many learning strategies and work with professionals to create singular accommodation programs. Students who enter the university get a Disability Declaration Form from the admissions department that gives them the ability to request academic adjustments.

Lynn University, in Boca Raton, Florida, has the Institute for Achievement and Learning, which integrates cognitive instructional strategies with group and individual tutoring, group activities, and specialized learning communities. The program helps students understand certain course content and create strategies for planning, organizing and applying studies. Students have assistive technology services, a testing center and a tutoring center.

Landmark College is located in Putney, Vermont. It was established for students with learning disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD and dyslexia. There are assistive technologies on campus and students get help with time management, academics and other skills. In the classroom, students get individualized assistance and attention from instructors. It has college credit, skills development and associate degree programs in liberal arts, business administration and business studies.

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