Thomas More program makes college more accessible for students with learning differences

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- A unique program at Thomas More College is making college more accessible for students with learning difficulties.

The Institute for Learning Differences is a comprehensive program that provides students with autism, ADHD, dyslexia and other issues the tools they need, whether that's a learning specialist, tutors or organizational methods.

"We meet the students where they are and get them to where they need to be on this journey," said Director Amy Osborne.

It’s one of only a few programs like this in the nation, and it’s helping these students find success they might not otherwise attain.

"It actually works," said student Adam Toebben. "From the first day I came here, I knew it was going to work. And I want anyone that feels like they can't do it because it's them, I want them to come here and try."

The program has 12 students for the 2017-18 school year and expects to double that number next year. The application fee is waived through Feb. 28. Services are fee-based and contingent upon enrollment; traditional accommodations are offered through disability services at no cost.

Find application materials at the website here or contact ild@thomasmore.edu for more information.