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AD/HD and the College Student: the Everything Guide to Your Most Urgent Questions. Patricia Quinn, $21.50

Whether you are looking for information or facing an urgent situation, AD/HD AND THE COLLEGE STUDENT provides answers to your most pressing questions. Organized in a question-and-answer format, this guide is loaded with helpful information, practical tips, and resources. Inside, you'll find advice to:

  • Understand how AD/HD affects your life at college
  • Design a program for success
  • Develop necessary skills for succeeding in college
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Understand your medication
  • Access specialized services
  • Obtain academic accommodations
  • Add structure and achieve balance
  • Understand how AD/HD affects your relationships and responsibilities

Applying to College for Students with ADD or LD.  Blythe Grossberg, $20.95

A guide to keep you (and your parents) sane, satisfied and organized through the admission process.


Campus Confidential: 100 Startling Things You Donít Know about Canadian Universities, 2nd Edition. Ken Coates & Bill Morrison, $22.95 http://www.parentbooks.ca/thumbs/tiny%20maple%20leaf.JPG

In a country where a high percentage of the population goes to university, but only a small percentage actually finds employment in their chosen field, understanding whatís going on in our postsecondary institutions is more important than ever. CAMPUS CONFIDENTIAL offers a lively look at whatís really going on inside our colleges and universities.

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The Canadian Student Financial Survival Guide: a Comprehensive Handbook on Financing Your Education, Managing Your Expenses & Planning for a Debt-Free Future. Graham McWaters & Winthrop Sheldon, $21.95 http://www.parentbooks.ca/images/tiny%20maple%20leaf.JPG

Students today are faced with ever-rising costs of tuition, and the decisions made as to how to pay for school can be some of the most important a young person makes. The costs for college or university are prohibitive to some and very intimidating to others. It is critical for students to have a handle on their finances, have a plan to eliminate these fears and embark on a life of financial freedom. The Canadian Student Financial Survival Guide will show them how to do this. Includes valuable information on:

  • student loan applications and other means of financing post-secondary education
  • credit-card issues
  • car leasing vs. car buying
  • accommodation
  • budgeting for school and beyond
  • and many other issues for students faced with their first major financial decisions

College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities. Cynthia Simpson & Vicky Spencer, $26.95

Strategies and tips for making the most out of your college experience.


College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities. Chris Wise Tiedemann, $25.95

COLLEGE SUCCESS FOR STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES is a college planning guide for students with physical disabilities and chronic medical conditions. Students will learn about their rights under the laws governing education and disability, self-advocacy, choosing a college, how having a physical disability affects admissions testing, the increased responsibilities in college, and how to make sure they get everything they need. The book contains forms, checklists, interviews with other students, advice from college disability services personnel, and profiles of disability-friendly colleges across the United States.

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College Without High School: a Teenager’s Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College. Blake Boles, $19.95

High school can be boring. High school curriculum can be frustrating and out of touch. So what is the answer for young people whose creativity, bright ideas, and boundless energy are being stifled in that over-scheduled and grade-driven environment?

College Without High School shows how independent teens can self-design their high school education by becoming unschooled. Boles shows how to fulfill college admission requirements by proving five preparatory results: intellectual passion, leadership, logical reasoning, background knowledge, and the capacity for structured learning. He then offers several suggestions for life-changing, confidence-building adventures that will demonstrate those results.


Exam Stress? No Worries! Su Dorland, $23.95 (Includes audio CD)

Psychologist Su Dorland gives frazzled high school and college/university students insights into  the causes of exam anxiety, why some people get anxious about exams and why others  don’t, steps for coping with the two Ps (perfectionism and procrastination) and ways to finally free oneself from exam stress.

  • Includes a free CD with centering exercises, visualization techniques, and relaxation tracks
  • Offers advice for students mixing work or other commitments with study, as well as off-campus students, mature students, international students, or students from migrant worker families

An important guide not simply for test-takers but anyone facing a stressful situation such as a job interview, a driving test, or a public speaking engagement.

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The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up. Barbara Hofer & Abigail Sullivan Moore, $18.99

In our speed-dial culture, parents and kids are now more than ever in constant contact. Communicating an average of thirteen times a week, parents and their college-age kids are having a hard time letting go.

Until recently, students handled college on their own, learning life's lessons and growing up in the process. Now, many students turn to their parents for instant answers to everyday questions. And Mom and Dad are not just the Google and Wikipedia for overcoming daily pitfalls; Hofer and Moore have discovered that some parents get involved in unprecedented ways, phoning professors and classmates, choosing their child's courses, and even crossing the lines set by university honor codes with the academic help they provide. Hofer and Moore offer practical advice, from the years before college through the years after graduation, on how parents can stay connected to their kids while giving them the space they need to become independent adults.


I'll Miss You Too: the Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students. Margo Woodacre & Steffany Carey, $20.99

The only guide to college with honest advice from both the parent and student point of view

Am I ready for college? What will change? How will we stay connected?  In this fully updated edition of I'll Miss You Too, mother-daughter team Margo Woodacre and Steffany Carey share practical tips on what to expect, the joys and challenges of their own transition to college, and advice on how to keep that special relationship strong throughout the college years and beyond. The book includes candid tips on:

  • The first few hours, days, and weeks apart
  • Staying safe, healthy, and happy
  • Talking openly in a social media age
  • Visits home and off-campus living
  • Preparing for life after college... and everything in between!

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Letting Go: a Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years, 5th Edition. Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence Treeger, $18.50

For more than a decade Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with valuable insights, information, comfort, and guidance throughout the emotional and social changes of their children's college years — from the senior year in high school through college graduation. Based on real-life experience and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, this indispensable book has been updated and revised, offering even more compassionate, practical, and up-to-the-minute information.

  • When should parents encourage independence?
  • When should they intervene?
  • What issues of identity and intimacy await students?
  • What are normal feelings of disorientation and loneliness for students — and for parents?
  • What is different about today's college environment?
  • What new concerns about safety, health and wellness, and stress will affect incoming classes?

Making the Grade with ADD: a Student’s Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, $27.95

In college, independence, fun activities, and new friendships abound. But if you have attention deficit disorder (ADD), these new opportunities also present new challenges. To adjust to college life, you'll need to learn to harness your disorder in new ways in order to plan your time effectively, become a successful student, make friends, and take advantage of everything campus life has to offer.


On Your Own: a College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD. Patricia Quinn & Theresa Laurie Maitland, $21.50

Using a readiness survey and handy worksheets, ON YOUR OWN will help you get ready for your first years away from home. Inside, you'll find easy-to-use advice and strategies that will allow you to map out a plan and cultivate the skills you'll need to succeed in college. ON YOUR OWN is loaded with tips and resources to further assist you in creating a personalized plan and center on developing three crucial skill areas:

  • Self-determination skills (advocacy, management, communication)
  • Daily living skills (self-care, organization, life balance)
  • Academic skills (self-knowledge, study habits, time management)

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Overcoming Procrastination for Teens: a CBT Guide for College-Bound Students. William Knaus, $23.95

Procrastinating is a bad habit that can hinder your success and follow you well into adulthood. With this book, procrastination expert Bill Knaus offers a step-by-step guide to overcoming procrastination. With simple and fun exercises and skills based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), youíll learn to organize your schedule, manage homework, overcome negative self-talk, and improve your self-esteem.

Overcoming Procrastination for Teens is a practical, research-supported workbook to help you understand the habit of procrastination, reduce it, and increase your ability to get things done. Using tips and tools based in CBT, youíll learn how to address unfounded fears, improve self-perception, manage your time and feelings of boredom or indifference, increase critical thinking abilities and organizational skills, and much more. With this comprehensive self-help training manual, youíll develop the self-mastery you need to lessen procrastination and be ready to meet your challenges, get more done, feel better, and prepare for the future ó setting the stage for success in high school, in college, and beyond.


The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum. Jane Thierfeld Brown, Lorraine Wolf, Lisa King & G. Ruth Kukiela Bork, $37.95

Sending a son or daughter off to college is daunting and fear-provoking experience for most parents, but if your child has an autism spectrum disorder, the challenge is magnified many times over. Even high-functioning students with excellent academic preparation face difficulties in higher education, primarily related to communication, social skills, and sensory-based issues. For many, the accommodations and special interventions that supported them in high school will no longer be available on a college campus. This parent-friendly book, made especially so because it is written by parents, who also are autism professionals, takes the fear and mystery out of the college experience. Learn how to select the right campus, how to work with Disability Services staff, what legal protections apply, how to prepare your son or daughter to be an effective self-advocate on campus, what assistance can be reasonably be expected from residence hall managers, faculty, and much, much more.

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Saving for School: Understand RESPs, Take Control of Your Savings, Minimize Student Debt. Gail Vaz-Oxlade, $7.99

SAVING FOR SCHOOL will explain the ins and outs in Gailís trademark clear, straightforward style. It takes parents and future students through the steps of putting money into a plan and taking it out in the most tax effective way. The book makes following the rules and regulations simple and shows you how to set your plan up to work for YOU (as opposed to making it easy on your financial institution). Beyond RESPs, Gail offers a full plan for minimizing your student debt and guides you through how much student loan you should take on, along with offering general tips and strategies for saving and for following a budget at school. With Gail by your side, thereís no excuse not to start SAVING FOR SCHOOL.


Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability: a College Handbook for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Students with Autism, ADD, Affective Disorders, or Learning Difficulties and Their Families. Christy Oslund, $29.95

The STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) attract many students with autism, ADD, affective disorders and related invisible disabilities who are highly intelligent and analytical, but who, upon entering higher education, may find that they struggle with independent living and a different way of learning.

This preparation guide for students and their families explains everything they need to know about the university experience including classroom behavior, study skills, self-reliance, accessing support services, and when parents should and shouldn't get involved. Offering practical advice and strategies, this is a useful handbook that students can refer to again and again throughout their college years guiding them on their paths to becoming the inventors, scientists, engineers, and computer entrepreneurs of the future.

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Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD, 2nd Edition. Kathleen Nadeau, $18.95

For college students with ADHD/LD and high school students getting ready to apply, this Survival Guide contains everything you need to know to:

  • Find the best college for you
  • Build great relationships with your professors
  • Make the best use of support services and accommodations
  • Select and schedule courses
  • Choose a major and possible career
  • Get everything done…and still have time for fun!

Armed with the support, advice, and strategies in this manual, you'll do more than just survive college. You can succeed!


Think College! Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. Meg Grigal & Debra Hart, $55.00

More and more students with intellectual disabilities are "thinking college." That means high schools, colleges, and universities must be fully prepared to meet the needs of students with disabilities ó and this comprehensive resource is just what they need. Developed by two of the most respected experts on this hot topic, this book uncovers the big picture of today's postsecondary options and reveals how to support students with disabilities before, during, and after a successful transition to college.

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Complete Booklist

AD/HD and the College Student: the Everything Guide to Your Most Urgent Questions. Patricia Quinn, $21.50

Applying to College for Students with ADD or LD.  Blythe Grossberg, $20.95

Campus Confidential: 100 Startling Things You Donít Know about Canadian Universities, 2nd Edition. Ken Coates & Bill Morrison, $22.95 

The Canadian Student Financial Survival Guide: a Comprehensive Handbook on Financing Your Education, Managing Your Expenses & Planning for a Debt-Free Future. Graham McWaters & Winthrop Sheldon, $21.95

College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities. Cynthia Simpson & Vicky Spencer, $26.95

College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities. Chris Wise Tiedemann, $25.95

College without High School: a Teenager's Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College. Blake Boles, $19.95

Exam Stress? No Worries! Su Dorland, $23.95 (Includes audio CD)

The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up. Barbara Hofer & Abigail Sullivan Moore, $18.99

I'll Miss You Too: the Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students. Margo Woodacre & Steffany Carey, $20.99

Letting Go: a Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years, 5th Edition. Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence Treeger, $18.50

Making the Grade with ADD: a Student's Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, $27.95

On Your Own: a College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD. Patricia Quinn & Theresa Laurie Maitland, $21.50

Overcoming Procrastination for Teens: a CBT Guide for College-Bound Students. William Knaus, $23.95

The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum. Jane Thierfeld Brown, Lorraine Wolf, Lisa King & G. Ruth Kukiela Bork, $37.95

Saving for School: Understand RESPs, Take Control of Your Savings, Minimize Student Debt. Gail Vaz-Oxlade, $7.99

Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability: a College Handbook for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Students with Autism, ADD, Affective Disorders, or Learning Difficulties and Their Families. Christy Oslund, $29.95

Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD, 2nd Edition. Kathleen Nadeau, $18.95

Think College! Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. Meg Grigal & Debra Hart, $55.00

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