Friday, October 31, 2008

College for Students with Disabilities

Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.
Invites Educators, Advocates and Parents to a Panel Discussion

College for Students with Disabilities:
Perspectives for Parents and Students on Preparing for College, the Selection and Application Process, and Maximizing the College Experience

Thursday, December 11, 2008 from 5 - 7:30 p.m.
5:00 Coffee Reception with Panelists • 5:30 Panel
Credit Suisse, 11 Madison Avenue at 24th Street,
Auditorium Level 2B

Advance Registration $35 ● At the Door $40 (Space Permitting)

Dr. Jack Gentul, Dean of Students at New Jersey Institute of Technology, was the first Coordinator for Students with Disabilities at Rutgers University from 1976-1979. Dr. Gentul was the Director of the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities at NYU from 1983-1999, which served the largest population of students with disabilities in private higher education. He has also served on the Mountain Lakes, NJ K-12 Board of Education and was the Dean of Students at Pace University in Pleasantville.
Owen Parker, recent graduate of Goucher College, currently employed at Rockefeller University.
Jim Rein, nationally recognized lecturer on post-secondary options for learning disabled students, was the Dean of the Vocational Independence Program at the New York Institute of Technology for 20 years. Prior to that he was the Executive Director of the Little Red School House/Elizabeth Irwin High School and Assistant Director of the Churchill School. For the past 2 years he was the head of guidance for the Churchill School, coordinating their college placements.
Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth Sharpless, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist, is currently the Director of the Saul and Gladys Gwirtzman Learning Center of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services. She is a member of the faculty of the Derner Institute at Adelphi University and also at the Institute of Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy. Dr. Sharpless is the chair of the Board of Advisors of Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.

To register: Mail or fax the form below with your registration fee to:
Panel, Resources for Children with Special Needs
116 East 16th Street, 5th Floor, NY, NY 10003
(212) 677-4650 ● FAX (212) 254-4070

December 11th Panel Registration Form

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