Regional Center for Learning Disabilities

FDU’s award-winning Regional Center for Learning Disabilities is recognized among the nation’s leading programs for students with language-based learning disabilities.

Our structured program of academic support, personalized advisement and counseling services give students the resources they need to succeed while participating in traditional college classes.

Since our founding more than 30 years ago, FDU’s Regional Center has helped thousands of students from throughout the United States develop the academic and self-advocacy skills essential to college success.

Academic support makes the critical difference in the early success of our students. Support sessions are kept small, individualized and flexible, and involve a variety of teaching techniques, including metacognitive strategies to build student confidence and performance in all content areas.

NOTE: Applicants to the Regional Center must have a diagnosed language-based learning disability.

Why Choose FDU's Regional Center?

  • Services are offered at no additional charge
  • A comprehensive academic support program staffed by experienced learning disability specialists
  • In-depth training in the use of the latest assistive technology
  • Individualized academic counseling services
  • More than half of all participants earn a “B” average or higher

Each July, the Center also offers a two-week Summer College Prep Program for graduating high school students and rising seniors at FDU’s Metropolitan Campus. The program introduces students to college-level work and helps them develop the specific skills and academic strategies needed to make a successful transition from high school.

Regional Center Application: Fillable Format

Regional Center Application Form (PDF) including instructions for completion.

Information Sessions for Parents and Students

Throughout the year, the Regional Center for Learning Disabilities hosts one-hour sessions offering helpful information about its programs and application process. Unless otherwise noted, sessions are offered at the following locations.

Florham Campus, Madison, NJ

Sarah Sullivan Lounge, Hennessy Hall (The Mansion)
RSVP: Mary Hebert 973-443-8981 or hebert@fdu.edu

Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ

Regional Center, Robison Hall, Fifth Floor (unless otherwise indicated)
RSVP: Barbara Byrnes 201-692-2716 or bbyrnes@fdu.edu

Spring 2019 Session Dates

  • Information Session, Wednesday, February 6 at 10 AM, Metro Campus.
  • Information Session, Thursday, February 7 at 10 AM, Florham Campus.
  • Information Session, Monday, February 18 at 10 AM, Metro Campus.
  • Information Session, Monday, February 18 at 10 AM, Florham Campus.
  • Special Session: Student Panel, Thursday, February 21 at 7 PM, Florham Campus, Hennessy Hall (the Mansion), Hartman Lounge.
    Listen in as current students discuss their transition to college and the impact of the services offered by FDU's Regional Center for Learning Disabilities. They will also share strategies that have made them successful. (A 6:30 PM Information Session also will be offered.)
  • Information Session, Wednesday, March 6 at 10 AM, Metro Campus.
  • Information Session, Thursday, March 7 at 7 PM, Florham Campus.
  • Special Session: Metacognitive Strategies, March 20 at 7 PM, Florham Campus, Hennessy Hall (the Mansion), Hartman Lounge.
    An overview of reading / studying / organizing strategies to assist students in their college careers. (A 6:30 PM Information Session also will be offered.)
  • Information Session, Wednesday, March 27 at 10 AM, Metro Campus.
  • Information Session, Thursday, March 28 at 10 AM, Florham Campus.
  • Special Session: Transition to College Workshop, Monday, April 8 at 7 PM, Metro Campus.
    An insider's guide to making a successful transition to college for students with IEPs and 504 plans. (A 6:30 PM Information Session also will be offered.)
  • Information Session, Wednesday, April 10 at 10 AM, Metro Campus.
  • Information Session, Thursday, April 11 at 10 AM, Florham Campus.
  • Information Session, Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 AM, Metro Campus.
  • Information Session, Thursday, April 25 at 10 AM, Florham Campus.
  • Information Session, Wednesday, May 1 at 10 AM, Metro Campus.
  • Information Session, Thursday, May 2 at 10 AM, Florham Campus.

Informative Downloads

Contact Information

Metropolitan Campus (Teaneck)
Barbara A. Byrnes, MA, Director
bbyrnes@fdu.edu
201-692-2716

Florham Campus (Madison)
Mary Hebert, Director
hebert@fdu.edu
973-443-8981

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