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Manhattanville College’s program for students with learning disabilities is the Higher Education Learning Program (HELP). The school has experience successfully working with students with ASD’s. A unique feature of Manhattanville is that it allows part-time study for undergraduates, which may be more managable for some students. From the school website:

The Higher Education Learning Program (H.E.L.P.) serves as a center of support for  students with documented learning disabilities. It is designed to assist students to successfully meet the academic challenges of the Manhattanville College curriculum. This program offers a range of services that are individualized to meet  the needs of each H.E.L.P. student. Instruction is provided by professionals who have training and experience working with this population.

No separate application is required to become a member of the H.E.L.P. Center. Students may enroll in the program after they have been accepted by the College. Students must first register with the Office of Disability Services before accessing the H.E.L.P. Center.

The H.E.L.P. Center offers a wide range of academic support services designed to fit the individual needs of each student. These services include:

  • One-to one tutoring
  • Study skills instruction
  • Reading strategies
  • Writing support
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management techniques
  • Professional Tutors; All instruction is provided by a tutorial staff of NYS certified teachers.
  • Tutorials; All services are customized to match each student’s learning style. During freshman year, students meet with their assigned tutor for three hours per week. An important outcome of the freshman year is the student’s ability to manage time effectively, schedule and pace work efficiently, complete all assignments appropriately, and take responsibility for their own learning. Upperclassmen may meet with their tutors for either two or three hours per week, continuing to receive strategy-based instruction to address their specific needs.

School-sponsored program: Yes

Mentoring: No

Counseling: through other campus resource

Social Skills Instruction/Coaching: No

Academic Support: Yes

Application Required: Yes

Extra Fee: No

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