Classes Prepare Parents of Kids with ADHD for College

October 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 Childrens Hospital will host the newest class in ADHD Academy, Going to College, on Thursday, October 30, 2008. Lisa Gatterdam of Bexley City Schools 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 Childrens 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 Childrens Hospital Education at (614) 355-0662 or visit

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at