Parent & Cadet Resources
Institute life can generate many challenges for cadets with disabilities. The transition to a new environment, academic demands, and military requirements pose significant expectations and responsibilities. Cadets must become adept at realistically assessing and understanding his or her strengths, weaknesses, and needs. He or she must be able to effectively communicate this information to faculty and staff. While the Office of Disabilities Services is here to assist and support cadets through this process, cadets must first identify a need and seek out services. Therefore, good communication skills and knowledge of oneself is crucial for success at VMI.
Below you will find links that you might find helpful for support and self-advocacy:
College Planning for Students with Disabilities
Assisting Students Making the Transition to College
Selecting a College for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD
Tips for Parents of RATS
National Center for Learning Disabilities
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder)
CHADD is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.
Learning Disabilities - LD Online
Ldonline is the world's leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month. LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.