Parent Symposium

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Child Mind Institute

101 East 56th Street

New York, NY 10022

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How to Navigate Your Child’s Learning Differences

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Workshop for parents of children in grades K-12 who are struggling with a language-based learning disorder — including challenges with listening, speaking, reading, writing, spelling and mathematics.

The symposium brings together experts from the fields of advocacy, school placement, school admissions, and special education law to provide information and practical tools for navigating school supports.

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  • Full-Day: $125/per person
  • Half-Day (Morning or Afternoon): $65/per person

Panels & Schedule

Keynote: Nick Kenner | 9:15am

Kenner is the Founder & CEO of Just Salad, a fast-casual concept restaurant that launched in 2006 with a mission to cultivate healthier lifestyles by serving real food at an affordable price. Kenner, who was diagnosed with a learning disability in Kindergarten, is a 2003 Colgate University graduate and proud alumnus of Stephen Gaynor School and Columbia Prep.

Understanding LD Evaluations | 9:45am

This panel will provide parents with information about the tools that are used to determine whether or not a child has an LD, and cover questions regarding diagnostic criteria for learning disorders and different types of evaluations – both in-school and private.

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Types of Interventions for LDs | 10:50am

This panel will provide parents with information about the available resources that are used to treat LDs, including school based supports (e.g. resource room, SEITs, SETTs), reading supports, writing supports and mathematics supports.

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Lunch (Provided) | 11:55am - 12:40pm

Demystifying the LD Schools Admission Process | 12:45pm

This panel will provide parents with answers about specialized schools in the Greater New York City area, including admissions criteria/processes, 'do's and don'ts' and what schools are looking for.

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How to Navigate LD Legal Challenges | 1:50pm

This panel will provide parents with access to various attorneys who will discuss aspects of the legal process in special education, including how and when to hire an attorney to assist with public services and school placement matters.

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Parents Tell Their Stories | 2:55pm

Hear from fellow parents about their process in receiving their child's LD diagnosis, how they obtained the right supports and what the school placement process was like for them.

Closing Remarks: Matthew Cruger, PhD, Senior Director, Learning & Development Center

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For additional questions about this event, contact Michelle Strom at michelle.strom@childmind.org.

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Child Mind Institute

101 East 56th Street

New York, NY 10022

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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