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Author Ford, Anne, 1943-

Title On their own : creating an independent future for your adult child with learning disabilities and ADHD : a family guide / Anne Ford with John-Richard Thompson.

Imprint New York : Newmarket Press, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    371.90474 FOR    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 301 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: "Now what do I do?" -- "So what is it?" -- Signs and symptoms -- Allegra: a portrait of my daughter -- The parent-child bond: learning to let go -- Brothers and sisters -- Friends -- Dating -- Marriage and parenting -- Is college an option? -- Before graduation day: transitions from high school -- The fearful student: finding your child's interests -- LD, ADHD, and the SAT -- How to find the right college -- Financial aid -- The GED: a second chance -- The college student with LD or ADHD -- The "helicopter parent" -- Defining "success" -- Business 101 -- "Show me spark!": corporate America and the adult with LD -- Motivation -- Staying healthy -- Medication for ADHD -- The fine print -- Estate planning -- Interviews: advice for parents from prominent people with LD -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Guidelines for summary of performance in high school -- Appendix B: Transition under idea 2004: statutory requirements and strategic planning for transition to college.
Subject People with disabilities -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
Learning disabled -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
Added Author Thompson, John-Richard.
ISBN 9781557047250 (alk. paper) : $16.95
1557047251 (alk. paper)

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