Susan Yellin, Esq., is the director of advocacy and college counseling services at The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education, an innovative learning support and diagnostic practice in New York City. She co-authored the award-winning book, Life After High School: A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families, and was the founding director of The Center for Learning Differences, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families dealing with learning and attention difficulties find resources in their communities.
9 Ways to Make Sure the School Follows Through on Your IEP or 504 Plan
Securing the IEP or 504 plan is only half the battle. Here's how to make... more »
Transitioning from High School to College: A Road Map for Students and Parents
Every trip goes more smoothly when you use a road map -- the path through... more »
An IEP vs. a 504 Plan: What's What?
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Why Don't Teachers Follow My Son's IEP?
We have an IEP in place for my son, who is in high school. How... Assert your rights »
Embarrassed by the Teacher
My daughter's teacher embarrasses her when she is slow in answering a question or when... Stop the shaming »
Am I Protected on the Job If I Tell My Boss?
I am an adult who has trouble finishing assignments at work. I have thought... Getting what works at work »
Can I Get ADHD Accommodations in College?
I am a student with ADHD who has received accommodations in high school (extended time... more »
Can the School Move My ADHD Daughter to a Special Class?
My fourth-grader has both ADHD and a learning disability (and has an IEP), but has... more »
Can My Child's School Require Him to Take ADHD Medication?
My child's teacher told me that she can see that he has ADHD and that... more »
How Do I Change My Child's IEP?
I came up with an IEP accommodation for my daughter, but after a month, it... more »
Managing My Child's School Behavior Problems
My child has behavior problems in school. He always talks to another child while the... more »
ADHD Medication Mistake At School
The school nurse gave my son the wrong dose of ADHD medication — twice! When... more »
The High School IEP
How do I make sure my daughter's middle school IEP carries over to high school?... more »
Happy Birthday, Americans with Disabilities Act
The ADA turned 25 years old recently, and here’s how it can help you at... more »
Stop The Bullying! Getting Help for a Child with ADHD
My 11-year-old son told me that after a classmate found out he has ADHD and... more »
Yes, You Can Get ADHD Accommodations In College
A step-by-step guide for securing and using academic accommodations for your ADHD in higher education... more »