Regional Center for Learning Disabilities

FDU’s award-winning Regional Center for Learning Disabilities is recognized among the nation’s leading programs for students with language-based learning disabilities.

Our structured program of academic support, personalized advisement and counseling services give students the resources they need to succeed while participating in traditional college classes.

Since our founding more than 30 years ago, FDU’s Regional Center has helped thousands of students from throughout the United States develop the academic and self-advocacy skills essential to college success.

Academic support makes the critical difference in the early success of our students. Support sessions are kept small, individualized and flexible, and involve a variety of teaching techniques, including metacognitive strategies to build student confidence and performance in all content areas.

NOTE: Applicants to the Regional Center must have a diagnosed language-based learning disability.

Why Choose FDU’s Regional Center?

  • Services are offered at no additional charge
  • A comprehensive academic support program staffed by experienced learning disability specialists
  • In-depth training in the use of the latest assistive technology
  • Individualized academic counseling services
  • More than half of all participants earn a “B” average or higher

Each July, the Center also offers a two-week Summer College Prep Program for graduating high school students and rising seniors at FDU’s Metropolitan Campus. The program introduces students to college-level work and helps them develop the specific skills and academic strategies needed to make a successful transition from high school.

Regional Center Application: Fillable Format

Regional Center Application Form (PDF) including instructions for completion.

Information Sessions for Parents and Students

2021-2022 Information Session Dates

Please contact Dawn Dennis to register for Metropolitan Campus sessions: Phone: 201-692-2716 or dawn_dennis@fdu.edu

Please contact Mary Hebert to register for Florham Campus sessions: Phone: 973-443-8981 or hebert@fdu.edu

January 2022

The information sessions listed for January were virtual sessions conducted by videoconferencing, not face to face.

  • Information Session, Wednesday, January 12 at 10 AM, Metro Campus
  • Information Session, Thursday, January 13 at 10 AM, Florham Campus
  • Special Session: Skills Overview, Wednesday, January 19 at 7 PM, Metro Campus

    This workshop will provide an overview of reading, studying and organization skills to assist students with learning disabilities in college. (A 6:30 PM Information Session will also be offered)

  • Information Session, Wednesday, January 26 at 10 AM, Metro Campus
  • Information Session, Wednesday, January 26 at 6:30 PM, Florham Campus

February 2022

The information sessions listed for February were virtual sessions conducted by videoconferencing, not face to face.

  • Information Session, Wednesday, February 9 at 10 AM, Metro Campus
  • Information Session, Monday, February 21 at 10 AM, Florham Campus
  • Information Session, Monday, February 21 at 10 AM, Metro Campus
  • Special Session: Student Panel, Wednesday, February 23 at 7 PM, Florham Campus

    Listen in as current students discuss their transition to college and the impact of the services offered by FDU’s Regional Center for Learning Disabilities. They will also share strategies that have made them successful. (A 6:30 PM Information Session will also be offered)

March 2022

The information sessions listed for March will be virtual sessions conducted by videoconferencing, not face to face.

  • Information Session, Wednesday, March 2 at 10 AM, Metro Campus
  • Information Session, Thursday, March 10 at 10 AM, Florham Campus
  • Information Session, Wednesday, March 23 at 10 AM, Metro Campus
  • Special Session: Metacognitive Strategies , Thursday, March 24 at 7 PM, Florham Campus

An Overview of reading/studying/organizing strategies to assist student in their college careers. (A 6:30 PM Information Session will also be offered)

April 2022

The information sessions listed for April will be virtual sessions conducted by videoconferencing, not face to face.

  • Information Session, Wednesday, April 6 at 10 AM, Metro Campus, Robison Hall, 5th Floor
  • Information Session, Thursday, April 14 at 10 AM, Florham Campus, Hennessy Hall, First Floor, Hartman Lounge
  • Information Session, Thursday, April 28 at 10 AM, Florham Campus, Hennessy Hall, First Floor, Hartman Lounge
  • Special Session: Transition to College Workshop, Monday, April 25 at 7 PM, Metro Campus, Regional Center, Robison Hall

An insider’s guide to making a successful transition to college for students with IEPs and 504 plans. (A 6:30 Information Sessions will also be offered)

May 2022

The information sessions listed for May will be virtual sessions conducted by videoconferencing, not face to face.

  • Information Session, Wednesday, May 4 at 10 AM, Metro Campus, Robison Hall, 5th Floor
  • Information Session, Thursday, May 5 at 10 AM, Florham Campus, Hennessy Hall, First Floor, Hartman Lounge

2022-2023 Information Session Dates

Download the schedule for September 2022 through May 2023