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Facts: LD/ADHD Enrolled in 2 or 4 year Colleges Profile of Undergraduates in Postsecondary Education Institutions: 2003-04 (US Department of Education:

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1 Facts: LD/ADHD Enrolled in 2 or 4 year Colleges Profile of Undergraduates in Postsecondary Education Institutions: (US Department of Education: NCES , National Center for Educational Statistics: Institute of Education Science) 11% reported a disability 7.5% of disabled with LD and 11% with ADHD 16.8% in 1988 to 41.8% of disabled population in 2004 ( Heath Resource Center Report, Ward, The Picture of College Freshman 2006) Disabled Non-disabled 18.5% LD/ADHD

2 Facts: Increase in LD/ADHD at 2 and 4 Year Colleges “Tenfold” increase since 1978 ( Norlander and Shaw, 1990) 29% of the population of students ( Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: A Profile of Preparation, Participation and Outcomes: National Center for Education Statistics) 1.8% to 2.3% of the total population of college students ( US Department of Education: NCES , National Center for Educational Statistics: Institute of Education Sciences)

3 Facts: Graduation Rates of College Students with LD/ADHD 27 % without Disabilities vs. 16% with Disabilities ( Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: A Profile of Preparation, Participation and Outcomes: National Center for Education Statistics ) LD: 1.2 % in 5 years, 2.4 % in 10 years ( Murray et al, LD Research and Practice (3) ) Students with disabilities had identical grades and graduation Rates, except they took longer to graduate ( Academic Performance of College Students with and without Disabilities: An Archival Study, Canadian Journal of Counseling (2 )


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