Monday, March 22, 2010

Transition Program for High School Students

Long Island parents may want to attend a talk by our Director of Advocacy and Transition Services, Susan Yellin, Hicksville High School on Thursday, March 25th at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Hicksville SEPTA (Special Education PTA), the talk will feature material from Mrs. Yellin's upcoming book, Life After High School: A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families, written with Christina Bertsch and due out from Jessica Kingsley Publishers this summer.

Topics to be addressed include how laws change as students move from high school to college or the workplace; steps that high schools should be taking to pave the way for transition; considerations in selecting a college program; standardized testing; and how to obtain accommodations for various learning and other disabilities in college. There will be a question and answer period following the presentation. Admission is free and open to the public (use custodian’s entrance on side of building).

Questions? Contact Lori Pietrafesa (516-827-7692) or Cathy Ardito (516-938-5210).

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