The mission of Adelphi University’s Learning Resource Program is to provide an inclusive environment that enables students with documented Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to attain their educational goals. Using a supportive environment for academic and social success, the Program delivers individualized sessions provided by educational and counseling professionals that focus on the strengths, talents and needs of the student. Services and supports also include collaboration with faculty, staff and campus-wide support services, fostering independence and integration consistent with the Adelphi University experience.
It all began in 1979, when Adelphi University, under the leadership of Fred Barbaro, began one of the first academic support programs for college students with learning differences in the country. A unique feature of the Program was its multidisciplinary approach. As universities and Adelphi evolve, so do the lives, skill sets and needs of students. The Learning Resource Program has responded to those needs with a shortened summer session for first-year students, a Campus Ally Program, skills sessions and parent groups. In the fall students can request additional assistance for Writing and Math, attend available drop-in sessions, utilize our study rooms, and attend organized study groups. Today, the Learning Resource Program boasts hundreds of alumni who thrive in the professions and the business world.
A Lasting Legacy
When Lenore Nemirow passed away in 2012, her children, Joan Benn ’85, Elisa Nemirow ’83 and Mark Nemirow, honored her memory by creating the Lenore Nemirow Scholarship.