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  1. Increase access and build capacity of institutions of higher education to meet student needs. Students with learning and attention issues are going to college more than ever. But far too often, they fail to complete their programs of study. It is no longer enough to build a Pre-K–12 education system that meets their needs. Instead, it is critical to provide students with opportunities for success in higher education. This includes ensuring that institutions of higher education receive the information, training and resources they need to prepare their faculty to work with students with learning and attention issues and provide the necessary accommodations and supports.
  2. Invest in research on outcomes after young adulthood. When students with learning and attention issues leave high school, it can be difficult for researchers to collect information on their challenges or successes later in life. Many individuals who had IEPs in high school do not disclose their disabilities in college or in the workplace. A dedicated investment must be made to understanding the experiences of adults with learning and attention issues. This should include identifying adults with learning and attention issues, understanding the challenges they face, discovering success among them, and prioritizing strategies that can positively impact more young adults with learning and attention issues before they enter the workforce.

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