Parent Resources

It seems that there are endless resources for students going off to college, and even more for parents sending their students off to college.  Here is a selection of our favorite resources.


Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome: A Parent's Guide to Student Success, by Anne Palmer

Ready for Take-off: Preparing Your Teen with ADHDor LD for College, by Theresa E. Laurie Maitland & Patricia O. Quinn

Parents' Guide to College Life: 181 Straight Answers on Everything You Can Expect Over the Next Four Years, by Robin Raskin

Letting Go: A Parent's Guide to Today's College Experience, by Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence Treeger

100 Things Every College Student with a Disability Ought to Know, by Kendra D. Johnson, Ed. D. & Trudie N. Hines


Gonzaga's Parent & Family Program is an essential resource for all parents.  Disability Access recommends that parents sign up for the Parent & Family Advisor Blog.

FERPA's Parent Page, has specific information for parents of college students.  FERPA is the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act.  This is an important resource for all parents to be familiar with.

Jane Jarrow's Letter to Parents who have a student with Disabilities going off to college