Georgia Colleges for Special Disabilities

by Julie Martin

The state of Georgia offers a variety of colleges and universities to accommodate students with learning disabilities. Most of the colleges require a documented diagnosis of disability at the time of enrollment. Others will evaluate the student after enrollment and give out their own diagnosis and design a learning program to the student's needs.

Georgia Perimeter College

Georgia Perimeter College consists of 6 campuses for students to choose from: Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Clarkston, Newton, Decatur and online. The college has a Center for Disability Services that offers students an integrated approach. A documentation of a learning disability is required by Georgia Perimeter. Without an existing diagnosis, the student can request an evaluation by the Center of Disability Services. The campus coordinator will determine diagnosis and eligibility. The student will be required to contact the campus coordinator every semester and request academic support, since each course has different requirements that may be affected by the student's diagnosis. Georgia Perimeter College 3705 Brookside Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30022 404-413-7878 Gpc.edu

Andrew College

The cornerstones of Andrew College are self-determination, self-efficacy and self-advocacy. It is designed to help each student build self-control and overcome learning challenges. Andrew College has a Focus Program that helps people with documented learning disabilities and ADHD. Andrew College is well equipped for helping students with learning disabilities, using laptops, dictionaries, tape recording lectures, calculators and scribes. Students are given quiet rooms for taking exams and extended times to take tests. Andrew College 501 College Street Cuthbert, GA 3984 800-664-9250 Andrewcollege.edu

Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern gives students evaluations, support, research and assessments related to academic work and learning disabilities. There is a $250 evaluation fee which includes an interview, preliminary testing, intake and feedback. This information is used to produce a custom plan for students with ADHD and learning disabilities. Georgia Southern University Post Office Box 8019 Statesboro, GA 30460 912-478-0100 Georgiasouthern.edu

Emory University

Emory University was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1836. Emory gives each student with learning disabilities a consultation to determine the student's unique learning style. The university also offers one-on-one tutoring, support organizations and supplemental instruction outside of the classroom. Before enrolling, a student must meet with a counselor to determine her disability status. Emory University 201 Dowman Drive Atlanta, GA 30322 404-727-6123 Emory.edu

North Georgia Technical College

North Georgia Technical College offers students with learning disabilities classroom and testing accommodations. Each student with special needs is also given adaptive equipment, career guidance, assistance with the entire admissions process and referrals to community service agencies. Documentation of a disability diagnosis is required during enrollment. North Georgia Technical College 1500 Highway N 197 Clarkesville, GA 30523 706-754-7700 Northgatech.edu

About the Author

Julie Martin has been writing articles since 2007 with much of her work being published on various websites. She has also written a variety of product reviews for several online companies. Martin is currently attending Globe University and working toward an associate degree in medical assisting.

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