Gwen M. Greene Center for Career Education and Connections advisors are available to assist students in achieving their individual career goals. Visit their website or contact their office for resources on workplace accommodations and a list of employers seeking people with disabilities for various positions.
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)—Supporting undergraduate students with services that promote academic success, including course-specific collaborative workshops and study groups, study skills consultants and study skills course, and tutoring.
University Counseling Center (UCC)—Individual and group therapy provided by licensed professionals are available under the student health fee at UCC. Support groups are also offered. Transition-specific resources for parents and friends are found on the UCC’s parent’s page.
University Health Service (UHS)—The University Health Service (UHS) provides a full range of confidential, high quality primary care services for full-time students. The UHS clinical staff includes registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians, all of whom have a special interest in the care and treatment of students and other members of the college community.
College Center for Advising Services (CCAS)—CCAS advisors can offer guidance on any academic-related concern or question to clarify program requirements.
Writing, Speaking and Argument Program (WSAP)—WSAP helps students with writing and speaking assignments, including foundational planning, formulating persuasive arguments, and making strong conclusions.
Parent and Family Relations—Housed in the Office of the Dean of Students, parent and family relations staff serve as a resource for families during your student's undergraduate years.
River Campus Libraries—Learn how to use our vast library resources and consult with expert research librarians.
Rush Rhees Library Study Spaces—The library offers a variety of study space that can be the perfect change of venue to improve focus.
CARE Network—The CARE network, one component of the Center for Student Conflict Management, effectively connects students in distress with appropriate campus resources. The CARE network relies on students, staff, faculty, and parents to submit CARE reports when they are significantly concerned about the well-being of a University student.
Veterans Alliance at the University of Rochester—The Veterans Alliance provides military students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education.
University-Wide Disability Resources—The University of Rochester is committed to providing a welcoming, encouraging, and empowering environment for individuals with disabilities. We have assembled a team of dedicated professionals to ensure that members of our community with disabilities have equal access, reasonable accommodation, and full participation in the University experience.
Conner, David J. (2012). Helping Students With Disabilities Transition to College: 21 Tips for Students With LD and/or ADD/ADHD. Teaching Exceptional Children, 44(5), 16-25.
Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education’s publications:
- “Students with Disabilities Preparing for Post-Secondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities”
- “Transition of Students With Disabilities to Post-secondary Education: A Guide for High School Educators”
Shaw, S.F., Madaus, J.W. & Dukes, L.L., III (Eds.). (2010). Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success: A Practical Guide for TransitionPlanning. Baltimore, MD: Brookes.
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) provides orientation and adaptive technology consultations for students who are blind or who have low vision.
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) is a national organization for professionals serving students with disabilities at the post-secondary level. Students and parents can also find links to resources and explore further the topics surrounding disability issues in higher education.
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) has compiled a list of recommended accommodations and transition resources in print to support students with ADHD.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) offers their handbook, Navigating College, written by adults on the autism spectrum to guide transitioning college students.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) offers articles related to transition for students and their parents to aid in the transition from high school.
DO-IT: University of Washington is a comprehensive clearinghouse of information, tip sheets and resources for students with disabilities, their parents and higher education faculty and staff.
Heath Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center serves as a portal to publications and modules to inform parents and students for post-secondary education. An essential toolkit aimed at guidance and career counselors, but also of use to students and families, is available by download.
Mobility International USA—features strategies and stories on how people with disabilities participate in international exchange programs.
National Center for Learning Disabilities maintains a compilation of articles and podcasts that help students and families plan for post-secondary transition.
Organization for Autism Research offers a publication for parents: A Guide For Transition to Adulthood.
National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes is a website aimed toward supporting deaf and hard-of-hearing students in higher education. iTransition is a curriculum for students 14 and up to explore college and create a portfolio of information to aid in their college search.
Tips for students with disabilities—Ten tips for college students with disabilities.
Veterans Outreach Center assists our veteran students in transition to 2-year or 4-year colleges enrolling under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.