Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)

Is Your Teen with ADHD College-Ready?

August 3, 2021

Transitioning from high school to college is a sign of independence for many teens. But is your teen with ADHD ready for the responsibilities that come with college life? Do they have the self-advocacy skills needed for college? Judith S. Bass, a certified educational planner, provides insight on ways to help parents determine if their teen is college-ready. She also discusses the life tools students need to survive college and the appropriate time to start teaching self-advocacy skills to your child with ADHD.


Judith S. Bass, CEP

Founder, CollegeWebLD, and Certified Educational Planner

Judith S. Bass, CEP, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of college and postsecondary placement for students who learn differently. For the past twenty years, she has provided comprehensive planning services for students with ADHD, ASD, and other learning differences. Bass is a contributing author to Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities. Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines, including Washington Parent and Attention. She founded CollegeWebLD, (, a one-stop source of information on college disability services at over 400 colleges in the United States. A past chair of the Commission on Credentialing for AICEP ( and a past board member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), she serves as a consultant to several independent high schools in the Washington, DC, area. Bass received her undergraduate degree in education and Spanish from Stony Brook University, earned a graduate-level certificate in college counseling from UCLA, and holds the Certified Educational Planner designation.


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