Being Independent

As a graduating high school student or in college, you want to be treated like an adult. You want to make your own choices. You don’t want to have to depend much on others. Even if you have depression in college, you know you’re capable and you want others to see you that way. You may be thinking your AD/HD or adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder won’t impact you. If you have anxiety in college, you know you’re can deal with it now. Besides, you made good grades in high school despite dyslexia. You don’t need unsolicited advice.

You may think that your (adult ADHD, dyslexia, autism, depression, bipolar, anxiety, migraines, diabetes…just pick one) won’t affect you in college. You’ve got this. You may even think that you’ve overcome the condition that you live with every day.

We respect that.

But a lot can change in four (or more) years. The freshman classes are lot easier than the later ones. If you do your first two years at community college, the last two at university are harder. You can plan rather than letting it surprise you. It might be helpful to know ahead of time what to do if your “stuff” comes up. The last thing we want you to wish is that you knew about a resource on campus much sooner.

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If you have adult AD/HD, anxiety, autism, or depression in college

We want you to have the right help; the kind that makes a difference. Even if you have anxiety or depression in college, you and I can talk about how these may impact your studies. We would like to show you resources on your campus that may help you. You can continue to get extra time for testing.

If you could build you own team to support you, you will probably increase your success. Even with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in college, your grades would be better. You might have less anxiety and enjoy college more. You may find even get done with college faster and save money. You can start your career with confidence.

At Accessible Career, you can talk with us a and we can develop a plan to improve your college experience. You can meet with us alone or you can bring whoever you like. Let’s talk about a time to get together.

Both the student and the parent(s) can experience stress and anxiety in college. We can help you through the process of getting accommodations. Let us guide you toward resources to help you succeed. Accessible Career can also give you referrals for assessment (testing) that many disability service offices require. We’ll help you find cost effective options. Close to Houston Community College, Texas Southern University, Rice University, University of Houston and University of Houston-Downtown, we can provide you counseling in the Houston Heights whether you live on campus or commute from home.