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Learning Support in College

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
8:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: This is a no cost event
Location: Online event

This presentation features:
Lauren Yost - Author
Jennifer Sullivan - Author & Owner of Fast Forward College Coaching

This presentation will discuss:
How to navigate the accommodation request process in college, documentation required, typical college accommodations and variations among colleges across the country & a sample accommodation letter will be shared

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Finding Your Voice as a Parent Webinar

Supporting Students with Learning Differences in College and Beyond
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. EST
Cost: This is a no cost event
Location: Online event

Finding Your Voice as a Parent Webinar: Supporting Students with Learning Differences in College and Beyond

Date: Wednesday May 1st 7:00 p.m. EST.

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Co-hosted online with the Stamford JCC (Stamford, CT).


Lawrence Berliner, Connecticut Special Education Law Attorney

Jane Faherty, Stamford JCC JumpStart Program Executive Director & Special Education Advocate

Tabitha Mancini, Director at Winston Online & Winston in College

John Civita, Director of Transitions Programming, Winston Preparatory School

Beth Sugerman, Chief Enrollment Officer, Winston Preparatory School

How tonight’s discussion can help your student pursue their educational journey and envision life after college:
• Navigating College Support Systems for Students with Learning Differences/Neurodiversity: Strategies for accessing and utilizing support effectively and challenges faced by students
• Empowering Students: Developing Self-Advocacy and Awareness
• Preparing for Life Beyond College: Exploring post-college opportunities and career paths
• Strategies for transitioning into the workforce; further education/training
• Parent Advocacy and Support

Questions? Please contact Rachel Berliner, Public Relations Assistant at [email protected]

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Self-Advocacy Skills

What Students and Families Need to Know
Thursday, May 2, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: No Cost Event
Location: 256 Kelsey Hill Road Deep River, CT 0641

Self-Advocacy Skills: What Students and Families Need to Know

Attendees will learn why it is important for young adults to advocate for themselves and Participants will learn: How to self-advocate in school, work, and a variety of other settings Identify the skills necessary for student success Learn strategies to support students on their journey to adult life.

Room #406

For questions or more information please contact us at
860-739-3089 or email us at [email protected]

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The 9th Annual Secondary Transition Symposium

Transitioning Back into ACTION
Friday, May 10, 2024
Cost: $15
Location: 105 Ella Grasso Blvd, New Britain, CT

The Connecticut Secondary Transition Symposium brings students and their families together with educators and other professionals to improve secondary transition programming and services for students with disabilities. The 9th Annual Secondary Transition Symposium, with the theme "Transitioning Back into ACTION" (Advocating, Career, Training, Independence, Opportunity, Networking), will build the capacity of educators and other professionals, in partnership with middle and high school students with disabilities and their families, to help ensure successful postsecondary outcomes. There will be a variety of presentations for families, youth, and professionals.

The symposium is one full-day in-person session. The event is hosted by Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), and the State Education Resource Center (SERC). Other supporting stakeholders include: the Connecticut Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS), the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC), the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS), the Connecticut RESC Alliance (Regional Educational Service Centers), and the University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).

To cover the cost for logistics there will be a $15 fee for participants. There will be no cost for students/youth!

Location CCSU Campus, New Britain
Student Center, 105 Ella Grasso Blvd, New Britain, CT 06053

Grade Level: Birth-21
Presenters: Various Presenters

For content questions, please contact Missy Wrigley, SERC, (860) 632-1485 ext. 397 or [email protected].
Registration Info For registration questions, please contact Lauren Johns, SERC, (860) 632-1485, ext. 256 or [email protected].

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