Navigating the College Search for Students Who Learn Differently
The college journey is an exciting time in the lives of students and their families. It can also be incredibly stressful, especially for those children with learning differences. Are you choosing the right college? What questions should you be asking? What level of support do you need? In this episode of Experts in Learning Differences a top college admissions specialist will share details about how you can gain the knowledge and tools to effectively assess your child’s needs, evaluate the colleges you explore, and successfully prepare for the transition.

Meet Our Speaker

Ferne Bork is an Assistant Director of Admissions and Training Coordinator for Landmark College, a four-year liberal arts college in Putney, Vermont devoted exclusively to students who learn differently. Ferne developed a deep connection to Landmark while her son, Aaron, was pursuing his associate degree there. Aaron’s personal experience with the challenges neurodivergent students face in secondary and post-secondary education inspired Ferne to create a webinar titled, “Navigating the College Search for Students Who Learn Differently”, which she has presented at countless schools, organizations, and conferences across the country. 


“Students who learn differently are apt to compare themselves often and unfavorably to their neurotypical peers, as though they aren’t as intelligent or as capable. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The fact is they can flourish and contribute in ways that traditional learners may not when they learn to leverage their gifts to meet their challenges. This takes the right setting and the right support.” 

- Ferne Bork