NEWS ADVISORY: School of Education at Pace University and Pleasantville SEPTA Hosting One-Day Conference On Transitions for Students with Autism and Learning Differences

The School of Education at Pace University and the Pleasantville Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) are collaborating to present a one-day conference, “Moving On: Preparing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Learning Differences for College,” on Saturday, October 5, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on the Pace University Pleasantville Campus.

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School of Education at Pace University and Pleasantville SEPTA Hosting One-Day Conference On Transitions for Students with Autism and Learning Differences

New York, Oct. 1 – The School of Education at Pace University and the Pleasantville Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) are collaborating to present a one-day conference, “Moving On: Preparing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Learning Differences for College,” on Saturday, October 5, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on the Pace University Pleasantville Campus.

This one day conference is for parents, students and educators to explore the critical issues facing students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other learning differences as they prepare to transition from high school into post-secondary programs and adult living.

Presenters will include distinguished experts and guests from:

•           The Yale Child Study Center

•           The OASIS Program at Pace University

•           Manhattanville College’s HELP Center

•           The Pleasantville High School LAB Program at Pace University

•           The New Rochelle High School Program at Iona College

•           The Project SEARCH Program

 

Topics to be discussed include:

•           Differences between High School and College

•           Preparing for College Life for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Learning Differences

•           NYS Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities

•           “Mental Health Issues”

•           Documentation Requirements for Accessing Accommodations and Supports in a Post-Secondary Setting

•           Supporting Academics: Organization and Time Management Skills

•           Achieving Independence: Life Skills            

•           “Mental Health and Other Supports: Legal Issues” 

•           Social Skills, Stress and Life on Campus

•           Program Panel Discussion

 

DATE: Saturday, October 5, 2013

TIME: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

LOCATION: Kessel Student Center, Pleasantville Campus, Pace University

TICKETS: $75, $60 for Pace Alumni, Students & Faculty, available through http://pvillesepta.com Includes continental breakfast and lunch.

About Pace University

Since 1906 Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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