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Live Webinar on March 6: A Parent’s Guide to Changing Schools: How to Find the Best Match for Your Student with ADHD or LD

Register below for this free expert webinar about how to choose a school for your child with ADHD/LD featuring Susan Yellin, Esq., on Wednesday, March 6, at 1 pm ET.
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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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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 Specialist Panel.

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  1. Hi – I have a comment /question before the webinar. Can you please address
    The bigger problem with schools and adhd ? What I mean is – I feel that if teachers and administrators were educated on adhd and schools were mandated – I’m talking primarily public school system- to provide adhd accommodations in all classrooms for all students then we wouldn’t need to even have these discussions. For example when I researched schools for kids with adhd for my son I couldn’t stop thinking that if our public schools could be set up like these adhd schools it could benefit all kids. I’m certain Fewer kids would need to access special ed services if schools put the money up front into designing them to support all learners. Proactive instead of reactive. Its not too different from implementing preventive medicine. After 18 years of dealing with my special needs son I have come to the conclusion that as a community we should be focusing our efforts on changing how our children, and their teachers, are educated in this country. We need to make education as much a priority as universal health care. We need to turn the system upside down and we HAVE to make teaching as respected a profession as doctors and ‘professional athletes’.

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