Jones Learning Center

Jones Learning Center

The Jones Learning Center is a comprehensive support program for students who learn differently.

The Jones Learning Center (JLC) is designed to serve students with documented learning disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with average or above average intellectual abilities.

The JLC offers a comprehensive program designed to offer academic support to students who are intellectually capable of obtaining a college degree, but who also need support to accommodate for learning challenges caused by specific learning disabilities, AD/HD, or ASD.

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University of the Ozarks has been ranked in the top 10 in the country for one of the “50 best disability-friendly colleges and universityies” by the online publication college choice.

According to College Choice, the rankings “highlight universities that have strong programming and solid support services for students with needs including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), visual and hearing impairment and those with physical needs that require special access, accommodations, service animals and/or alternative transportation.”

The publication praised Ozarks’ Jones Learning Center, which was established in 1971 as one of the first programs in the country to assist college students with learning disabilities, for having a comprehensive fee-based program that helps students with learning disabilities, AD/HD, and ASD.

The JLC is a unique environment of support, challenge, and acceptance. Our dedicated staff provides individualized support, yet encourages each student’s independence and personal growth. Academic support coordinators and program specialists work to provide customized academic and life coaching on a daily basis, and additional academic support is provided by regularly scheduled peer tutors. In order to help students with learning disabilities to truly live a full life, we are dedicated to reaching beyond the classroom to teach skills that will help graduates to obtain meaningful employment after graduation. These, and many more included services, are what makes the Jones Learning Center the best choice for many college students who learn differently.

Dody Pelts, JLC Director
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