Communication is Key with the OSD

By |2019-10-23T17:30:29-05:00October 23rd, 2019|College, Young Adults|

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) is an invaluable resource for any college student with special needs. I didn’t even know it existed until last summer when I visited the California State University Los Angeles campus. As a “2e” or “twice exceptional” student (gifted and having a disability), starting college at age 14, I [...]

Understanding My Seasonal Anxiety

By |2019-09-24T09:55:29-05:00September 11th, 2019|2e Parent, College, Parenting, Raising Teens, Self Care|

And just like that, another school year has begun. A few lingering mosquito bites and a peeling sunburn reminds me of the fun I had during the waning days of summer, but now it is time to get back to reality. I have dreaded back-to-school season all my life. Summer was my favorite season. I [...]

The Circle Game

By |2019-06-25T19:39:50-05:00June 25th, 2019|College, Parenting, Raising Teens|

Well, it is official. The school year is finally over.  Hooray! For many years, I felt deeply sad at the end of the school year. I was sad because of all that had gone unrealized over the previous 10 months. I was often sad that my son didn’t make any real friends. I was sad [...]

This Is Growing Up: Summer Activities to Prepare For Independence

By |2019-06-18T13:28:33-05:00June 18th, 2019|College, Parenting, Raising Teens, Young Adults|

By Melinda Khachaturian, National Director of Admissions & Outreach for College Living Experience (CLE) “It goes by so fast.” All parents of young children hear these words.  Sometimes it’s said with a tinge of sadness, sometimes with wonder, and sometimes with contentment and pride.  And as parents of children who learn differently, it can seem as [...]

Transitioning from College to Work and Young Adulthood for the Twice-Exceptional Individual

By |2017-08-11T13:58:26-05:00August 11th, 2017|College, Parenting, Young Adults|

By Benjamin Meyer, LCSW and Dr. Devon MacEachron, PhD You did it! Your child has finally received an acceptance letter to a college or university and is beginning his or her first steps toward adult life. All your hard work navigating the treacherous path of diagnosis, remediation, social skills training, OT, PT, gifted programing, IEP’s [...]