Landmark College has an expansive, 360-degree support system designed and customized for students who learn differently. Support services are integrated into the curriculum for all students, and they do not have to take special steps to access them. Our academic advising model is individualized to help students become their own advocates.
Landmark College's Centers for Academic Support provide comprehensive and individualized support for writing, reading, and study skills, with special centers devoted specifically to business, computer science, science, and math. LC provides Counseling and Health services, a Residential Life support system, academic advising, executive function coaching, a pet therapy program, educational technology, and social pragmatics services for students with ASD.
Traditional colleges have a disability support office that provides "accommodations" to students as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students must apply for services in what can be an extensive process without guarantee of a full or timely outcome. Services beyond those legally required are not available at all colleges, and many are fee-based.
Data suggest that only 35% of students who receive special education services in high school actually access disability services in college. Use of and access to disability services are entirely up to the student, who must seek out specialized tutors and technology, for example, adding an extra burden of responsibility during what is often a challenging transition to higher education.
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