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The General College Search
Inside College
This website includes over 700 lists of colleges offering insights into colleges and college life. Check out the companion book: The College Finder by Steve Antonoff.
The College Board
The College Board has a plethora of information from signing up for the SAT/AP exams, to the college search.
The Fiske Guide
The web site of the college guide: The Fiske Guide.
Colleges That Change Lives
The website companion to the book: Colleges That Change Lives.
The Common Application
The website where students will find the application that they can submit to multiple universities (a time saver) as well as supplementary applications to a variety of universities.
YOUniversityTV
Virtual college tours as well as other advice regarding the college search process.
Fair Test
Fair Test is the national center for fair and open testing listing schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting students into university.
Unigo
College students and other experts give advice on various topics regarding higher education from the college search to college life. A good search tool.
College Navigator
US Department of Education Institute of Education: A great site to peruse options including financial options.
Antonoff, Steven The College Finder
A college resource book of lists that is a collaboration of consultants and counselors from around the world compiled by the author.
Fiske, Edward B Fiske Guide to College
A guide published annually.
Asher, Donald Colleges for the Hyper Intelligent, Self Directed, Late Blooming and Just Plain Different
Goodman, Steven Roy Leiman, Andrea College Admissions Together
A great resource in navigating the college path as a family.
Pope, Loren Colleges That Change Lives
40 unique colleges profiled and well researched by the late Loren Pope whose mission is carried on by Marty O'Connell.
SAT and ACT
SAT Registration for students with disabilities
ACT Registration for students with disabilities
Boarding Schools
The Association of Boarding Schools
Boarding School Review
Of International Interest
US Department of State
How to register when traveling abroad, and links that describe what the US State Department is able to do for US Citizens.
Tina Quick's International Family Transitions
A website for families who are making an international move, focusing on high school students moving from an international school to university in the US.
TCKs
A web site where citizens of the world can 'meet' and find other TCKs in cities around the world.
Families in Global Transition
Ruth Van Reken founded Families in Global Transition (FIGT) to support expat families. FIGT holds an annual conference.
www.expatexpert.com
Pollack, David Van Reken, Ruth Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds
Two authors who first realized the paths that adults, adolescents and children take when living cross culturally.
Pascoe, Robin Raising Global Nomads: Parenting Abroad in an on Demand World
A handbook for parents who plan on moving abroad or who are currently abroad.
Storti, Craig The Art of Crossing Cultures
A good quick read for those moving abroad. Coming home? Pick up his book The Art of Coming Home when returning to the home country.
Quick, Tina The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition
A great book for students leaving an overseas school and re entering to their home country.
Gap Year
Gap Year
A website that gives a plethora of options for the student who is a 'do it yourselfer'.
Hall, Colin, Lieber, Ross Taking Time Off
An informative book for those students who wish to take time off from college.
Haigler, Karl Nelson, The Gap Year Advantage Helping Your Child Benefit from Time Off Before or During College
White, Kristen The Complete Guide to the Gap Year
Outlining the reasons why a gap year is a good option and how to work through a college deferral.
University in the United Kingdom
UCAS
The application website for the UK.
timesonline.co.uk
Locating information regarding universities in the UK.
Learning Issues
Wright's Law
Wright's Law is a go to web site for families when interested in navigating the 'ins and outs' of special education laws in the United States.
Learning Disabilities on Line
This website has information regarding specific learning disabilities across the grades and ages
Non Verbal Learning Disabilities
Often a non detected form of Learning Disabilities, this website is filled with resources, references and specifics regarding this complex learning profile
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
A website supporting parents who have kids with learning disabilities
International Dyslexia Association
An international organization concerning itself with the complex issues of dyslexia.
Dyslexia In the UK
Wright, Pam Write Pete From Emotions to Advocacy
A handbook for those navigating the special education maze, related to Wright's Law.
Buchman, Dana A Special Education
A family memoir of the fashion designer's daughter's educational and emotional path to accept her learning disability.
Ford, Ann On Their Own Creating an Independent Future for Your Adult Child with Learning Disabilities and ADHD
Discusses the future of students who are ADHD/LD including interviews with prominent CEOS with ADHD/LD.
Gifted and Twice Exceptional
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: SENG
An on line newsletter addressing a variety of issues regarding the emotional aspects of the Gifted and twice exceptional. SENG also offers webinars
Twice-Exceptional Newsletter
National Association for Gifted Children: NAGC
NAGC addresses the unique needs of students who demonstrate gifts and talents as well as those who may be able to develop those gifts and talents.
Attention Deficit Disorder
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder CHADD
Chadd is an organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. .CHADD's web site is filled with practical information regarding educational, emotional and supportive information.
The EDGE Foundation
Advantages of having an ADHD college coach during university
Attention Deficit Disorder Association:ADDA
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is an adult ADHD organization whose mission is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives.
Maitland, Theresea E Laurie, Quinn, Patricia, MD Ready for Take Off Preparing Your Teen with ADHD or LD for College
A great resource preparing students for independence and the college experience.
Autism and Aspergers
Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks promotes awareness, advocacy, family services and scientific advances.
An Autism Directory
As the title indicates, this is a directory for autism services in the UK.
Asperger's Syndrome
On line Asperger Syndrome Information and Support )OASIS center joined with MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome to create a single resource for families, individuals and medical professionals.
Professor's Advice
A site that supports students wit autism in university, a part of University of Southern California.
Grandin, Temple Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with Autism
(forward by esteemed author/neurologist Oliver Sacks) One of many books written by Dr. Grandin, from Colorado State University chronicling her life with autism.
Robinson, John Elder Look Me in the Eye My Life with Aspergers
Autobiographical account of growing up with Aspergers when the 'label' did not exist.
Tamet, Daniel Born on a Blue Day
Tamet chronicles his life as an Autistic Savant, he speaks several languages learned in a weeks' time, performs complex calculations mentally, and even has had a stint on the Letterman show.
Test Prep
Questions About Test Prep?
Contact World Student Support for specific Test Prep Organizations, as each student is different and requires a different approach to learning. Test prep can be conducted long distance.
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