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College Support for Students with Learning DifferencesPosted by: Marc Slovak on: 10/13/2009 Display from: 10/13/2009 Event date: 10/25/2009 Remove on: 10/26/2009
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How to Find or Create School, Community, and College Support Programs for Students with Learning Differences
Sun. Oct. 25th from 10-11:30 am
Featuring: Linda Heller and Rachel Sobel
Linda Heller will speak on “Building Inclusive Community and a Support Network for the Parents of Children with Differences”
Many people who are purportedly connected to communities find themselves isolated or in some way disenfranchised from those communities. With the appropriate sensitivity, understanding, openness, and flexibility, a variety of experiences can be offered for all people to be able to be valued and fully engaged in the communities of which they are a part.
Rachel Sobel will speak on "The college search and application process for students with LD, ADHD and Asperger's."
Finding the right college is not a hard process. It's actually quite simple if you know how and where to look. Just as colleges are different, so too are support programs. What is most important in the college search is finding a college that is the right fit for you!
Linda Heller, Esq. practices as a non-litigating, special education advocate from her office in Lower Merion, PA. She has been involved in education for over twenty-five years, concentrating approximately seventeen of those years representing parents of children with various exceptionalities in school districts throughout Montgomery County and the surrounding geographic area. In the spring of 2006, the Pennsylvania State Education Association granted Ms. Heller their Human and Civil Rights Award in acknowledgement of her notable accomplishments as a community leader and education advocate for minority students and children with disabilities.
Rachel B. Sobel is a licensed clinical social worker with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education. She has over 25 years of experience working with adolescents and their families. As a psychotherapist, college counselor, and educator, Rachel has advised numerous students and families on the college search and admissions process. She founded COLLEGE POSSIBILITIES to address the unique needs of students with LD, ADHD, and/or Asperger's as they plan for college or post-secondary options. In addition to her consulting practice, Rachel teaches and is an advisor in the Graduate School of Education at Neumann University.