As a parent of a child with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, it's natural to want the best for them, especially regarding education. However, navigating the complex world of special education can be challenging, and parents often need help advocating for their children effectively.

Dan Jordan, a licensed professional counselor and founder of Accessing College, joins us today. Dan's background inspired him to create a service that helps students with disabilities access higher education. Recognizing the challenges many of these students face, Dan set out to provide expert guidance and support to help them successfully transition from high school to College. Dan also emphasized the importance of parents becoming advocates for their children with disabilities early on in their academic journey. By doing so, parents can ensure that their child's educational needs are met and that they receive the necessary support to succeed in school. This can significantly impact their child's academic and personal development and their ability to achieve their goals.

If you or someone you know is a student with disabilities looking to access higher education or a parent looking to advocate for your child's education, check out Accessing College for expert guidance and support.

Highlights and Resources:

  • Dan Jordan’s background
  • His story and inspiration behind his business in building access in college
  • Benefits that parents could see in understanding the importance of starting an advocacy journey
  • Root cause of the stigma for dyslexia
  • His non negotiable plans that he put in place for his son to become a strong advocate for his learning and what services does his business offer to parents
  • Self advocacy

About Dan Jordan

Dan Jordan is a licensed professional counselor and a father of a child with several learning disabilities, He witnessed firsthand the struggles that learning-disabled students face when entering college. From the stigma and treatment disparities to the fear and self-consciousness that can lead to a profound lack of self-awareness about their disabilities, many students with learning disabilities don’t ask for help until it’s almost too late. He was determined that his son wouldn’t face those same challenges.

That’s why, as an expert in college accessibility and an Accessibility Coordinator and counselor with over 13 years of experience in higher education and 25 years in mental health, he developed a signature process to develop the self-advocacy skills needed for college success. By empowering learning-disabled students with the skills to advocate for themselves, they become unstoppable, able to overcome any obstacle and achieve their dreams. As someone with a passion for student wellness, advocacy, and ensuring students have the access they need, he’s committed to helping learning-disabled students thrive in college and beyond.

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