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“A Parent’s Guide to Changing Schools for Your Student with ADHD or LD” [Video Replay & Podcast #255]

In this hour long webinar on-demand, learn how to choose a school for your child with ADHD/LD featuring Susan Yellin, Esq.

Episode Description

School is supposed to be a place where children learn, grow, and thrive, but that isn’t always the case. For kids with ADHD and learning disabilities (LD), certain school environments may not be a good fit, and could even disrupt the educational experience. So when is it time to consider a new school? Are there ways to work with your child’s current school to transform it into a better learning environment?

Critical first steps include understanding the kinds of schools available to your child — public, charter, private, special education, and parochial — and then evaluating these schools to determine if they are a good fit for your child. It is also crucial for parents to understand their legal rights in this process, including how to get a current district to pay for a new school.

In this webinar, parents will learn:

  • How to recognize problems with your child’s current school and how to address them
  • How to know when it is time to move on to a new school
  • How to use built-in transition points to make a change
  • Special considerations for students with IEPs and 504 Plans
  • Differences among public, charter, and different kinds of private schools
  • How families can determine if a school is the right fit for their child
  • The financial considerations when switching to another school
  • How parents can help students transition to a new school

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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on May 14, 2019.

Listener testimonials:

  • “Excellent info, easy to follow and understand. This webinar answered a lot of key questions and covered priority topics that parents are concerned about. I’ll recommend it to others. Thank you!”
  • “Thank you for this enlightening presentation!”
  • “I love how responsive you all are to questions and continually thinking of new topics. Also: Ms. Yellin’s empathetic approach to the difficulties we parents face.”

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Susan Yellin, Esq., is the Director of Advocacy and Transition Services at The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education. She is an author of the book Life After High School: A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families  (Jessica Kingsley Publishers).

Susan Yellin, Esq., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.

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