Best school options for people with intellectual and psychiatric empairements
I'm currently a community college student in the mid west and I will be transferring probably next year. I'm interested in current events and global issues and have no idea what to choose a major in. I have a few concerns and just need some insight from maybe parents or educators.
I've got Asperger's syndrome and I'm at the very low end of the high functioning end of the spectrum with an IQ of 75. Almost considered low functioning. It may not appear that way though. I also have ADHD, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and bipolar disorder. You may think I'm a wreck but I've come along way and I'm doing well in school. I did have an IEP in school from the very beginning to the very end of my senior year. I'm receiving disability alternatives for my conditions on extended tests and others things. However, I'm learning to self advocate but my professors don't generally follow my alternatives also known as accamdations. They do get my sheet with the things I get such as extended time on tests, calculator, and other things.
My main thing is that I'm having a weird home life and I'm not happy. I'm achieving all this success like making the deans list and being ask to join the Phi Theta Kappa, but I'm not happy. I've worked on projects with professors to. I think my mom has borderline personality disorder and my be psychotic. She's very critical of the career and school decisions I'm making and wants me to do things I don't want to do like being a clergyman. I don't even think a diocese would accept me anyways. She brings me down but some how advocates for me. I'm 20 and I'm going to be moving out here this year and I'm getting intellectual disability services through my state. Along with other things. However, given this control over me and constant conflict, I want to go to school out of state because I've had a very bad childhood and teenhood with my family. They had a hard time accepting that I was different and didn't treat me very nice and I'm not being a baby. It's fact that my therapist knows. My sister is also thinking of going out of state for a great forensics program but also wants to get away from home.
I would like to however be close to home some what. I've looked into challenging schools such as Brown, Michigan, Berkeley, and Yale. My chances on the former and latter are very slim. I like challenges but I don't want it to be overwhelming. I've also looked into schools like University of Wisconsin Madison and Univerjsty of Illinois Champaign Urbana. I live in Iowa by the way. I've heard however that Michigan and USC might be good for people with disabilities. Overall I want to work for the government because of schedule A hiring. Specifically the White House. I don't know many other colleges. I know some of the ones above require high school transcripts. Mine aren't as good as my college transcript so far.
Your help and ideas would be greatly appreciated.