Learning & School

Discussing Accommodations With Your Professor

Even if you set up your accommodations through your Disability Services Office at your college, you should talk to your professor or instructor about your accommodations and your disability.

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College Transition Checklist

High school juniors and seniors with learning differences and/or mental health challenges should use this College Transition Checklist to prepare for applying to and attending college.

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Processing with Our Senses

When you hear a sound, how do you respond? You might choose to ignore it or investigate its source. This process of using our senses to interpret a situation and respond in a purposeful way is called sensory integration. When these systems don’t synthesize, whether due to a diagnosis like autism or ADHD or to a skills deficit, it can lead to a whole host of learning and behavioral challenges. Studies have found that 1 in every 6 children has sensory processing issues that make it more difficult for them to thrive in school.  Read more ›

Handle With Care: Supporting Young People During Crises

The entire community is responsible for protecting and supporting children, especially in times of crisis. In empathizing with families, educators and community members who must respond to the needs of children as a traumatizing event unfolds, Learning for Justice gathered recommendations and resources to help guide conversations with young people and to manage potential subsequent actions and reactions. Read more ›

ADHD Across the Lifespan

ADHD is usually diagnosed in children; however, it often persists across one’s lifespan. Learn more about ADHD symptoms at different ages. Read more ›

Getting a Higher Education: Rights and Accommodations

If you need special supports or accommodations to succeed while you are in high school, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that a well thought-out Individualized Education Program (IEP) be developed and updated yearly.

Once you graduate from high school and begin postsecondary education, you will no longer have an IEP and the IDEA will no longer apply. The laws and types of support you can get will be different. Read more ›

Managing Mental Health & Behavior in the K-8 Classroom

Increasingly, educators are being asked to manage not just the academic and social-emotional wellbeing of their students, but also address mental health challenges and learning differences in the classroom. Read more ›

Online Resource Center for Current and Prospective College Students With Disabilities [web resource]

The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) is a federally-funded, national resource for future and current college students and graduate students with any type of disability, chronic health condition, or mental or emotional illness. Read more ›

Disability Resources on Campus [web resource]

Nearly every college and university in the US has an office on campus that works with students who have disabilities. The office is responsible for making sure that campus classes, programs, buildings and other facilities, and services are accessible to students with disabilities. Read more ›

A Trusted Space: Professional Learning and Curriculum for California Educators [web resource]

A Trusted Space is a 60-minute mini professional development program designed to help teachers and other youth-serving adults work together with students to create trusted atmospheres where healing and learning happen naturally.
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