Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Life After High School

Life After High School, the fourth annual College Transition Program for students with learning differences sponsored by The Center for Learning Differences, will be held on Sunday morning, October 18th, at C.W. Post College in Brookville, New York. The Conference features a keynote address by Dr. Paul Yellin, breakout sessions for both parents and students, and the opportunity to hear from and meet with representatives from eleven colleges -- both local and national in scope -- that offer strong supports for students with learning issues. A full program with registration information is now available.

This year The Center for Learning Differences is partnering with the Compass Project, which has held a similar program in years past focusing on local college options.

The Center for Learning Differences, a New York based nonprofit, was established by Dr. Paul Yellin, his wife, Susan Yellin, Esq., and other parents and professionals who wanted to make it easier for families, teachers, and physicians dealing with students who learn differently to find information and learn about resources in their communities.

In addition to its informational website, with lists of resources, it also publishes a newsletter and has held training programs for pediatric residents. Susan Yellin has served as the volunteer Executive Director since the organization was founded in 2002.