Getting School Accommodations for Your ADHD or LD Child

Many children with ADHD / ADD experience significant academic difficulties. Parents need to be aware of the special educational services that public schools are required to provide by law. Children with ADHD / ADD may be eligible for special services under Part B of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). There are essentially two paths that can be used to provide special services for students with learning disabilities: an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and the Section 504 Plan.… READ MORE

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ADHD students who participated in Edge coaching sessions demonstrated statistically significant, higher executive functioning than ADHD students who did not receive coaching.

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Read more about our research at https://edgefoundation.org/research/

Scholarships for college students with ADHD

iStock_45005750_XXXLARGE v3Financial scholarships for college students are wonderful, but they don’t ensure successful completion and graduation. That’s why we provide Edge Coaches to support scholarship recipients as a form of scholarship insurance.

The Shire Scholarship Program

Since 2011, the Edge Foundation has partnered with Shire PLC who provides scholarships for college students with ADHD. Shire U.S., Inc. funds the Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship program, which is for residents of the United States who are under the care of a licensed health care professional for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and have been accepted to or enrolled in undergraduate programs at accredited colleges, universities, trade schools, technical schools, or vocational schools located in the US.

The Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship awards recipients in the U.S. $2,000 in tuition assistance and one year of ADHD coaching services provided by the Edge Foundation to assist in meeting the challenges of higher education. A similar program, operated by Shire Canada offers Canadian students $1,500 in tuition assistance and one year of ADHD coaching services provided by the Edge Foundation. In May 2016, fifty-five scholarships were awarded in the U.S. and six scholarships were awarded in Canada..

The scholarship application process for 2017 opens in December, 2016, and the application process closes in March, 2017. To learn more about the Shire Scholarship program or for help with the application process, contact:

Denise von Pressentin
888.718.8886
206.632.9497
dvonpressentin@edgefoundation.org

 

Sign Up for Scholarship Support

If you are an organization, institution or individual who provides financial  scholarships to college students, and are interested in providing funds for Edge Coaches to support those students, please contact:

Neil Peterson
Founder, Chairman, and CEO
206.910.7515
npeterson@edgefoundation.org

Two ADHD Resources you must have to survive school/college

ADHD Parent Care Package

Get Our Parent Care Package

Our College Success Guide

Get Our College Guide

Do you have a student with ADHD heading off for college?

Do you have a student with ADHD heading off for college? Would you like some tips in helping convince them they could benefit from an ADHD coach? In this video, former executive director, Sarah Wright, explains how coaching is different from tutoring or therapy. For a free ADHD college readiness quiz visit http://www.edgefoundation.org/wp-cont…

“Coaching provides an alternative to ADD meds”

Coaching has been instrumental in beginning my transition to higher education! For me Edge coaching provides an alternative to ADD medicine. I address my problems in a way that embraces my unique learning style. Together we create achievable goals. Then the following week we discuss which strategies were effective. I am learning the tools to cope with my ADD. From working with my Edge coach, I understand dealing with ADHD is a process. It is not something that will *get* better. Instead, I can *be*better!  Edge Coaching is a voyage from which I will continue to grow!

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