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Opinion: ADHD is more than a learning disability

Opinion: ADHD is more than a learning disability

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Most people dismiss attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as a learning disability or something that you “get over” after school. In reality, however, ADHD is actually a neurodevelopmental disorder, which means that it causes unusual brain functions that often affect emotions, memory, self-control and learning ability.  The confusion between a learning disability and a neurodevelopmental disorder affects how people t...

Mercer’s Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program receives training grant 

Mercer’s Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program receives training grant 

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2019

Mercer University’s College of Professional Advancement received a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education this past October. The grant will finance students in the Clinical Rehabilitation program who are training to become vocational rehabilitation counselors to address statewide and national personnel shortages.

Opinion: Our Access & Accommodations office is not helping students

Opinion: Our Access & Accommodations office is not helping students

Chas Pridgen, Copy Editor

September 27, 2019

Someone I am very close with went through the entire process to get accommodations for her disability. She turned her papers in and made plans to live off-campus at a doctor’s request. However, she never heard back from the office.

New space provides more opportunities for Access and Accommodations

New space provides more opportunities for Access and Accommodations

Mary Helene Hall, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

Besides a change in physical location, the Office of Access and Accommodations will implement several updates for the 2019-2020 school year.

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