It's an annual ritual. Just as one high school class is finalizing its plans for after graduation, the rising seniors who will be graduating next year are focusing more intently on the college application process they will begin in the fall.
As your family plans to visit schools this summer, you might want to consider some programs we have encountered around the country that do a particularly good job serving students with learning issues. They include:
Mitchell College, in New London, CT which also has a terrific pre-college transitional program called Thames Academy.
East Carolina University (NC) and their Project STEPP , which begins in high school and provides continuing support through college.
The University of Arizona, whose SALT Center provides extensive supports for students with learning difficulties.
For more programs, you can browse through two guides we like to college programs:
The K&W Guide to Colleges with Learning Disabilities or ADHD or Peterson's Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADD. Neither of these guides replaces a careful read of a program's website, followed by a visit, but they are good places to begin. Remember to carefully review the discussion in the beginning of each guide about how they indicate the different levels of support offered by different programs.