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Programs for incoming students with learning disabilities on the rise

August 11, 2010

Since 2001, the number of programs to help prepare incoming students with learning disabilities for college, have increased tenfold, from 22 to more than 250 today.

A 2008 survey by the federal government showed that more than 200,000 college students nationwide have been diagnosed with a learning disability, such as dyslexia. The Department of Education now offers grants to post-secondary schools to establish transition programs for students with learning disabilities who want to go to college.

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