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College Transition 101, August 23rd, 12pm EST. A webinar with Julie Yindra, Director of Student Access Services at Hofstra University

August 23rd, 12pm ET

Learn what you as parents as well as your students need to know to facilitate a smooth transition from high school to college. We will review the differences between special education and 504 accommodations in high school and reasonable accommodations mandated by federal civil rights law, and the college search and admissions process for students with learning disabilities. We will discuss the changing role of parents and the responsibilities of students as independent learners and self-advocates.

This webinar will be recorded, and a copy of the recording will be sent to all registrants. This webinar is free to LDA Members, and $15 for nonmembers.

About the Speaker

Julie Yindra is currently Director of Student Access Services at Hofstra University. Her career in education includes 22 years in higher education and 8 years as a classroom teacher at the middle and high school levels. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Guilford College, and a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of North Carolina.

Julie is active in the disability rights community and has presented lectures and workshops around the country on a variety of topics related to disability, higher education and transition. When not at work, she devotes time to non-profit service for disability and health related organizations, serving on the Board of Directors of the Spina Bifida Association from 2004 through 2013, and is currently a member of their Professional Advisory Committee.