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Classes Prepare Parents of Kids with ADHD for College

COLUMBUS, OH - 10/29/2008

For kids with ADHD, deciding to go to college and picking the right school can be especially stressful. To aid parents in helping their kids with ADHD make these decisions, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host the newest class in ADHD Academy, “Going to College,” on Thursday, October 30, 2008. Lisa Gatterdam of Bexley City School’s special education program will discuss an array of topics including:

  • Criteria colleges use to select students. 
  • What to look for in a school and what questions to ask
  • How to  structure the application and essay
  • ADA and NCAA and the relationship with higher education.
  • Importance of advocacy in school success
  • Summer programs and other resources for students with ADHD

The class is open to all parents of those children with ADHD who are interested in attending college after graduation. “Going to College” will be held at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Northeast Close To Home Center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost is $10 per participant.

For program information and registration, call Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education at (614) 355-0662 or visit

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