Kaela’s Story

Hi everyone, my name is Kaela and I’m a 22 year old student at Scottsdale Community College.  When I’m not at school, I’m slaving away as a barista at Starbucks.  I’m a Zumba enthusiast who is an aspiring Zumba instructor.  I’m a devoted One Direction fan and the Phoenix Suns are my team.  Oh, and…

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ACF makes significant investment in NorthBridge

A dozen students at Glendale Community College and another 12 at Paradise Valley Community College will receive personalized mentoring through the NorthBridge College Success Program.

NorthBridge Student Spotlight

Achieving Academic Success with a Learning Difference: Four Tips From a Recent Grad

The transition to postsecondary education can be challenging for any student. However, individuals with learning differences can experience even greater struggles. Recent ASU graduate and former NorthBridge student, Emily Reynolds, proves that with the right resources and support, any student can achieve their education goals. Students with learning differences often have difficulty with executive functioning…

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Tips for Educators: How to Help Your Students Achieve Postsecondary Success

Educators and school administrators play a vital role in helping students with learning differences transition from high school to postsecondary education. “Student Voices”, a recent study conducted by the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the Oak Foundation, searched for contributing factors to post high school success. The conclusions provide insight for educators that will…

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Tips on how to Improve Your Executive Function Skills While in College

Executive function skills, or also known as “self-regulation skills,” are the mental abilities that allow you to manage your time, memorize facts, understand what you are reading and problem-solve. Executive function impacts key components in our lives such as: Impulse control Working memory Flexibility Prioritizing Self-monitoring Organization Task initiation Many individuals with learning differences have…

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How to Get the Most out of Your Meeting With the Disability Services Office

Self-advocacy plays a vital role in being a successful college student. This is an important life skill that becomes a necessity when a student begins college. Students are now required to speak up for themselves and not rely on their parents as they once did in the educational setting. When a student needs clarification on…

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Study Tips for Students with Learning Differences

The transition from high school to college marks an important milestone in your life. However, excitement and opportunity may be coupled with intimidation and stress. For the first time ever, you will be required to navigate your own educational path. For students with learning differences this can be a difficult transition; but with the right…

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The Importance of Social Connection in College Success

All students to varying degrees are likely to face challenging social situations when they transition to college and adulthood. If you are a student with a learning disability, you may find yourself working even harder to navigate these social situations. Many students with learning differences experience difficulty socializing, particularly students on the autism spectrum. For…

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How Getting Support Can Improve Your Relationship With Your College-Aged Child

Being a parent of a child with learning disabilities, at times, may be overwhelming and can cause tension in the parent-child relationship. Unfortunately, the potential stressors do not necessarily change when the student graduates from high school. Additionally, the level of support students receive when they move onto postsecondary education decreases substantially, which invariably can…

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Can You Separate Fact From Fiction About Learning Disabilities?

There are 4.6 million Americans who are living with a learning disability today. Misinformation about learning disabilities can increases the risk of stigmatization, the possibility of lowered expectations in school and at work, as well as missed opportunities in life. Here are four common myths about learning disabilities, and some truths to separate fact from fiction.

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