College Status and Leave Policies

Students with hydrocephalus may require more flexibility in their college experience, due to unpredictable hospitalization, medical procedures, and illness. It’s important for students and families to understand the policies on full- and part-time student status as well as leaves of absence before committing to a school.

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College Programs for Academic and Accessibility Support

Academic support varies across colleges, from peer tutoring and writing centers to specialized programs to schools completely built around educating students with learning disabilities. Additionally, some schools are well known for their inclusive approach to physical accessibility.

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Differences Between High School and College Accommodations

It is important for students and families to understand that the services, supports, and accommodations that a student received in high school may not be available in the college setting. The responsibility for requesting and managing accommodations also rests fully on the student, unless a FERPA waiver is on file with the school.

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Amanda Garzon, MA

As the COO, Amanda is responsible for developing and implementing operations strategies that allow the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) to meet its strategic goals and vision.

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Complications of ETV

The Importance of a Support System

Living with hydrocephalus can feel overwhelming at times. That’s why building a strong support system is so important. Our team of trained professionals is here to help! Our staff will listen to your concerns and connect you with helpful resources.

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