Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Assistance at Pittsburgh Area Colleges and Universities

Pittsburgh area colleges provide students with ADHD with special services.  Below you will find some information on how to apply for those services as well as contact information where you will be able to get more details.

Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Resources for students with ADHD are available at CCAC through the Office of Supportive Services.  For general information regarding CCAC, visit their website.  You should direct specific questions to the Office of Supportive Services at (412) 469-6215.

  1. What documentation requirements are needed for a student with ADHD in order for him/her to receive special services?
    Documentation of a disability is required by Disability Services in order to provide accommodation.  Documentation guidelines are similar to other post-secondary institutions:  an interview (including history), appropriate testing (as determined by a qualified psychologist and the interview), a clinical summary, and a written specific diagnosis.  Specific recommendations and documentation are necessary for accommodations to be made.
  2. What accommodations are available for students with ADHD?
    Accommodations are based on need and written documentation.  Some examples of accommodation include:  extended test time, low distraction both for test taking, taping lectures, assistive technology, and note-taking arrangements.
  3. Is there an ADHD student support group on campus?
    Using Personal Potential (U.P.P.) is a club that is open to all students on campus, with or without a disability.  It is not a specific support group for students with ADHD, but consists mostly of students with a disability.
  4. Is there a study skills program specifically designed for students with ADHD?
    Two summer programs are available, as well as two developmental levels of courses blocked into learning communities for students who have ADHD and/or learning disabilities.  Summer programs are for high school students who have graduated or are going into their senior year and aid in the transition from high school to college.

University of Pittsburgh

Resources for students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are available at the University of Pittsburgh through Disability Resources and Services (DRS).  For general information regarding the University of Pittsburgh, visit their website.  You should direct specific questions to DRS at (412) 648-7890.

  1. What documentation requirements are needed for a student with ADHD in order for him/her to receive special services?
    Documentation requirements for an individual requesting services due to an attentional disorder must be completed by a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other related medical professional with the experience or expertise in the domain for which he/she is diagnosing.  Reports must be on letterhead, typed, dated, and signed.
  2. What accommodations are available for students with ADHD?
    Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the disability and the limitations.  Accommodations may include extended time on examinations, a controlled testing environment, and assistance in obtaining lecture notes.
  3. Is there an ADHD student support group on campus?
    Currently there is no specified ADHD support group offered through DRS.
  4. Is there a study skills program specifically designed for students with ADHD?
    Individualized 1:1 case management sessions are available for students with disabilities.  In weekly sessions, specific learning strategies and study skills are utilized to fit the needs of each student.

Robert Morris University

Resources for students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) are available at Robert University through the Center for Student Success.  For general information regarding Robert Morris University, visit their website.  You should direct specific questions to the Center for Student Success (CSS) at (412) 262-8342.

  1. What documentation requirements are needed for a student with ADHD in order for him/her to receive special services?
    Documentation and an assessment interview are required by the Center for Student Success before accommodations may be provided.  Documentation must be no more than three years old and must be completed by the student's physician or other qualified evaluator.  Contract the Center for Student Success for details on what needs to be included in the documentation.
  2. What accommodations are available for students with ADHD?
    Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis at the time of the student's initial assessment interview.  Some accommodations may include assistance with note taking, modification of course examinations, and academic adjustments.
  3. Is there an ADHD student support group on campus?
    Currently there is no specified ADHD support group offered by CSS.
  4. Is there a study skills program specifically designed for students with ADHD?
    Although there is no specific study skills program designed for students with ADHD, there are workshops that are available to the entire student body.  Workshop topic examples include time management, organization, choosing the right study environment, and procrastination.

La Roche College

Resources for students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are available at La Roche College through Disability Services.  For general information regarding La Roche College, visit their website.  You should direct specific questions to Disability Services at (412) 536-1231.

  1. What documentation requirements are needed for a student with ADHD in order for him/her to receive special services?
    For details on documentation requirements, contact Disability Services at (412) 536-1231.
  2. What accommodations are available for students with ADHD?
    Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and may include extended time for examinations, assistance with note taking, and priority pre-registration.
  3. Is there an ADHD student support group on campus?
    Currently there is no specified ADHD support group offered by Disability Services.
  4. Is there a study skills program specifically designed for students with ADHD?
    Although there is no study skills program specifically designed for students with ADHD, there are workshops that are available to the entire student body.  Some workshop topics include test taking strategies, time management, and improving study skills.

Point Park University

Resources for students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are available at Point Park University through the Program for Academic Success (PAS).  For general information on Point Park University, visit their website.  You should direct specific questions to PAS at (412) 392-3870.

  1. What documentation requirements are needed for a student with ADHD in order for him/her to receive special services?
    A qualified professional must provide supporting documentation, no more than three years old, which will be reviewed by PAS in order to provide accommodations.
  2. What accommodations are available for students with ADHD?
    Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis and may include extended time for examinations, permission to tape lectures, special seating arrangements, and note taking assistance.
  3. Is there an ADHD student support group on campus?
    Currently there is no specified ADHD support group offered by PAS.
  4. Is there a study skills program specifically designed for students with ADHD?
    Current there is no study skills program designed for students with ADHD.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Resources for students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are available at Slippery Rock University through the Office for Students with Disabilities.  For general information regarding Slippery Rock University, visit their website.  You should direct specific questions to the Office for Students with Disabilities at (724) 738-4877.

  1. What documentation requirements are needed for a student with ADHD in order for him/her to receive special services?
    Documentation is required by the Office for Students with Disabilities in order to provide accommodations.  Before receiving accommodations the student and the director will meet to discuss documentation guidelines.
  2. What accommodations are available for students with ADHD?
    Accommodations are based upon an individual's identified need.  Some accommodations include extended test time, priority registration, special seating, and tutoring at the tutorial center.
  3. Is there an ADHD student support group on campus?
    Currently there is no specified ADHD support group offered by the Office for Students with Disabilities.
  4. Is there a study skills program specifically designed for students with ADHD?
    Currently there is no study skills program designed for students with ADHD.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)

Resources for students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are available at IUP through Disability Support Services (DSS).  For general information regarding IUP, visit their website.  You should direct specific questions to Disability Support Services at (724) 357-4067.

  1. What documentation requirements are needed for a student with ADHD in order for him/her to receive special services?
    Documentation is required by DSS in order to provide appropriate accommodations.  A diagnosis of ADHD must be made by a physician or clinical psychologist with an evaluation that is no more than three years old.  Utilizations of assessment instruments with age-appropriate norms are required.  The student should contact DSS to review documentation and accommodation requests.
  2. What accommodations are available for students with ADHD?
    Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and may include alternate examination formats, extended time on examinations, assistance with note taking, aids for reading/writing, and priority registration.
  3. Is there an ADHD student support group on campus?
    Currently there is no specified ADHD support group offered by DSS.
  4. Is there a study skills program specifically designed for students with ADHD?
    Weekly time management and study skills advising are available for students with a disability.