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Although at first she was undecided, in the end Todfield decided to identify herself on her applications as having LD because she knew that every school on her list had a strong support program that she would use. "My advice to anyone applying to college," she says, "is it's a difficult process, but don't be ashamed, don't be embarrassed. You don't have to hide your learning disability."

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HEATH.gwu.edu, an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities, provides answers aplenty for collegebound students and their parents.