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Reviewed by Geree McDermott for Readers' Favorite
The challenges of attending college are daunting, particularly for persons with disabilities, but with the aid of Overcoming Obstacles in College by Matthew W. Miller, A.S., B.S., M.A., navigating the world of academia is no longer as daunting for disabled students. Mr. Miller assures disabled students that it is possible for them to go to college and he will show them how. He addresses many obstacles disabled persons face when preparing for college, and offers sage advice, information, suggestions, references, and support for the student, as well as for parents and teachers of disabled students. Mr. Miller’s personal insight provides astute solutions that are logical, doable, and worth adopting. Overcoming Obstacles in College helps disabled college students choose and plan their course of study while it also helps them explore their career choices after graduation. This helpful handbook also includes a useful Resource List so students can readily research the best way to achieve their aims. Overcoming Obstacles in College is an excellent guidebook to academic achievement.
Mr. Miller’s information in Overcoming Obstacles in College gives disabled students the confidence and tools they need in order to reach their scholastic goals. It is well written, organized, thoughtful, concise and succinct, and easy to read. While some of Mr. Miller’s comments pertain specifically to cerebral palsy, he also relates to the plight of all disabled college students with understanding and awareness. Mr. Miller’s advice, suggestions, referrals, and explanations are meaningful encouragement to disabled students faced with “Overcoming Obstacles in College.” Great handbook and very useful.