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 though you’re college student with a disability, you know you’re capable and you want others to see you that way. You may be thinking your AD/HD won’t impact you in college. If you have dyslexia, you know you’re can deal with it now. Besides, you made good grades in high school. You don’t need unsolicited advice.

You may think that your (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 disability 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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For College Students with a Disability

We want you to have the right help; the kind that makes a difference. You and I can talk about how your disability 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. Your grades would be better. You might have less stress and enjoy college more. You may find even get done with college faster and save money.

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.

Going to college can cause anxiety for both the student and parent(s). We can help you through the process of getting accommodations in college. 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.