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Special Ed parent forum in Stamford, March 4

STAMFORD – The Stamford Jewish Community Center will host a Special Education Parent Forum: Exploring Transition Programs for College and Career Paths, on Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m. at the JCC, 1035 Newfield Ave.

The forum is a hands-on workshop that gives parents the opportunity to connect with experts who can teach them about their child’s rights, the transition process from high school to postsecondary education, and transition program options for next steps; 7 p.m.; Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Ave

Speakers:

Attorney Lawrence Berliner, who helps identify issues and navigate the special education law process. His law practice represents children, families and adults in Connecticut.

Kinsley Rausch Sanders, dean of transitional services and Jennifer Dziekan, college transition advisor of the Franklin Learning Institute in East Haddam, a residential transition program for postgraduates ages 18-21 with executive function, social emotional and academic skills that they would like to improve before attending college or embarking on a career.

Dr. Dawn Matera, co-founder, and Lauren McBeth, executive director of Westport College Prep, which provides a gap year experience for high school graduate with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and executive function challenges.

John Civita, head of school, and Lauren Kellner, admissions director of Winston Transitions, part of Winston Preparatory Schools, an individualized academic and vocational transition program for studens ages 17 to 21 with learning differences.

For information or reservations, contact Rachel Berliner, (203) 255-0582, rachel@berlinerspecialedlaw.com. 

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