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Disability Resource Center: Helping to ensure equal access to the University's educational, social, and cultural opportunities

Services for Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The Disability Resource Center assists students with disabilities by providing guidance and accommodations to ensure equal access so that all students can take full advantage of the courses, programs, and activities offered by the University of Louisville.

Support services at the University of Louisville for enrolled students with documented attention deficit disorder are coordinated by Colleen Gettys at the Disability Resource Center (DRC), Stevenson Hall, (502)-852-6938.

If you think you have a disability and need an assessment, click here: Assessment for Learning Disabilities and ADHD.

Resources at the University of Louisville for Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Pre-admission counseling. High school students, transfer students, or returning adult students are encouraged to call the DRC to schedule an appointment to discuss their interest in attending the University of Louisville.
  • University of Louisville requires the ACT (American College Test) for admission into degree-granting units of the university. Applicants with documented ADD / ADHD are encouraged to seek accommodations on the ACT (may include extra time and testing in a reduced distraction environment). Accommodation on University placements tests may also be available.
  • Disability-related academic advising and planning that is supplemental to academic advising.
  • Supplemental note takers for eligible students.
  • Textbooks on tape or electronic format for eligible students.
  • Testing accommodations for eligible students. These accommodations may include additional time, reduced distractions during testing, orally administered exams (via computer), exam assistants and any other appropriate accommodation.
  • Advocacy for/by students is a high priority at the DRC, which may include intervention with faculty and instructors as appropriate.
  • Career Advising and Personal Counseling is provided through the Counseling Center.
  • REACH (Resources for Academic Achievement) is the University of Louisvilleā€™s centralized academic support unit designed for undergraduate students. It provides math tutoring, general tutoring, computer tutoring, and study skills.
  • University Writing Center supports writers and the teaching of writing. The center provides a comfortable place to write, to collaborate with other writers, and to use writing resources. In serving the university community, the center complements and supplements classroom instruction at all levels to promote attitudes and abilities essential to writing well, including confidence, skill, knowledge, creativity,and comfort.

For additional information, contact:

Colleen Gettys, Program Coordinator, ADHD and Learning Disability Services
Disability Resource Center
119 Stevenson Hall
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
(502) 852-6938
colleen.gettys@louisville.edu

Online Resources:

CH.A.D.D. Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

National Resource Center on ADHD

ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association

ADD Resources

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