Finding the Right Colleges for Students with Learning Differences: Dr. Michelle Berg
Monday, January 28th, 7 pm- PIZZA for Students/Parents, PLEASE RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, 7:30 pm-Presentation, Darien Library Community Room
Parents and students: Please join educational advising and placement expert Dr. Michelle Berg, who will discuss what makes a college the ‘right fit’ for a student. Discussion will include full consideration of the academic, social and emotional realms of a student’s life. Dr. Berg will also address some of the essential skills students need when transitioning to college including how to manage anxiety during the application process and beyond. Dr. Berg specializes in working with students who have learning differences.
Preparing Middle School Students with Special Education Services &
504 Accommodations for Darien High School
Wednesday, January 30th, 9:30 am-11:00 am DHS Chill Zone
Please join us for an informative panel discussion and explanation of the high school transition process for middle school students with IEPs and 504 accommodations.
Topics will include:
- Understanding the transition process to Darien High School
- What are the supports for students with IEPs and 504s at DHS?
- When do articulation PPTs take place?
- Who does a student typically go to for help?
- Overview of DHS course options and class requirements
Speakers will include:
- Scott McCarthy, Program Director, Special Education & Student Services
- Kristin O’Reilly, DHS Special Education Department Chair
- Paul Ribeiro, DH Assistant Principal
- Meghan Emanuelson, Interim Director of Guidance
- DHS School Counselors, Special Education Teachers, School Psychologist, Related Service Providers
Co-Sponsored by DHS Parents Assocation and Darien SEPAC
Reading Disabilities/Margie Gillis–Thursday, February 28th, Noon-1:30 pm
Dr. Margie Gillis is the president of Literacy How, Inc. and a Research Affiliate at Fairfield University and Haskins Labs. Dr. Gillis is nationally recognized as an expert in reading development and reading disabilities, including SLD/Dyslexia. She was the director of the Haskins Laboratories Literacy Initiative where she was the lead investigator on many research projects. Dr. Gillis is the former president of the Connecticut branch of the International Dyslexia Society. She is also a certified Academic Language Therapist who provides professional development for teachers and consults with schools, students, and families.
Inclusion/Paula Kluth–April 30th, Noon- 1:30pm