Transitions 2014: High School to Higher Education - Options for Students with Learning Differences

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A conference for education professionals, psychologists, parents and high school students.

Join us on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 for an exciting one-day conference that convenes some of the country's top experts who specialize in helping high school students with learning differences smoothly transition from high school to higher education. Hear from professionals and experts in ADHD, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, coaching, executive functioning and other learning differences.

The Transitions 2013 conference brought together over 650 attendees from 19 states and nine countries for a day of learning and informational exchange. The fifth annual Transitions conference has a comprehensive program, with two plenary sessions, 21 breakout sessions and 17 speakers. A special conference track will be offered to high school students accompanying their parents.

This year's esteemed lineup of speakers includes:

Keynote Speakers

Russell Barkley, Ph.D. – clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders

Dr. Patricia Quinn – developmental pediatrician and author specializing in ADHD issues; diagnosed with ADHD; mother of three children with ADHD

Luncheon Speaker

David Flink – social movement leader on the front lines of the new learning rights movement; co-founder and CEO of Eye to Eye and author of Thinking Differently: Reframing Learning for a New Generation (HarperCollins, 2014); diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD at a young age

Speakers

  • Experts from Apple Inc., leaders in developing assistive technology
  • Rick Ackerly – nationally recognized educator who has devoted his 45-year career to building thriving learning communities
  • Jeff Copper – founder of DIG Coaching Practice and Attention Talk Radio, coach for individuals and entrepreneurs with ADD/ADHD symptoms seeking personal and business results
  • Marsha Glines – dedicated learning differences advocate and lecturer on topics of cognitive and developing issues, personalizing education and learning strategies, executive director of The Slomin Family Center
  • Jill Kelderman – licensed psychologist in the state of Florida who has received extensive, focused training in pediatric neuropsychology at several of the top ranked children’s medical centers in the midwest
  • Elizabeth Mattson – student services coordinator who assists young adults with special needs transition post high school
  • Susan Moreno – founder and president of MAAP Services, autism consultant and internationally known lecturer and motivational speaker
  • David Nowell – clinical neuropsychologist and Psychology Today contributor who speaks internationally to clinicians on improving diagnostic interview skills, conducting risk assessment and managing ADHD and processing disorders
  • Robert Tudisco – executive director of the Edge Foundation, practicing attorney and freelance writer; an adult with ADHD and past CHADD national board of directors member
  • Jose Velasco – vice president of technology, head of the SAP Autism at Work Program in the U.S. and proud father of two young adults in the autism spectrum
Complete Speaker Biographies

Please continue to check our website for updates to the Transitions 2014 schedule, speakers and breakout session information.

Attention Talk Radio on Transitions 2014

Recent interview by speaker Russell Barkley with conference chair Ashleigh Fowles and speaker Jeff Copper.

Transitions 2013 Highlights

Here's a brief recap of Transitions 2013.

Schedule

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome
8:45 a.m.

ADHD, Self-Regulation and Executive Functioning: Implications for Management
Speaker:
Russell Barkley

9:45 a.m. Break
10 a.m.

Failure to Launch
Speaker:
Patricia Quinn

11:30 a.m.
Breakout sessions

The Second Attention Disorder: Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (or ADD) vs. ADHD
Speaker:
Russell Barkley

48 Strategies That Just Might Change Your Life: Successful College Transition for the Young Adult with ADHD
Speaker:
 David Nowell

Practical Approaches for Effective Student Advocacy and Planning for IEPs
Speaker:
 Robert Tudisco

Surviving the Rigors of Applying to College
Speaker:
 Rick Ackerly

Apple, Inc. and Accessibility in Education
Speaker:
 Apple, Inc.

Coaching for Academic Success
Speaker:
 Jeff Copper

Top Ten Questions to Consider When Discussing Transitioning
Speaker:
Marsha Glines

12:30 p.m.

Lunch
Speaker: David Flink

1:45 p.m.
Breakout sessions

The Importance of Emotion in Understanding and Managing ADHD
Speaker:
 Russell Barkley

48 Strategies That Just Might Change Your Life: Successful College Transition for the Young Adult with ADHD
Speaker:
David Nowell

High Risk to High Potential: Transition Issues for High School and College Students with ADHD
Speaker:
Robert Tudisco

Immediate Gratification is Not Soon Enough: How to Coach the Student to Become Their Own Search Engine
Speaker:
 Melissa Knight and the IAL Staff

Diversity and Inclusion as Cornerstone Elements for Innovation: The SAP Autism at Work Program
Speaker:
Jose Velasco

Tips for Teachers
Speaker:
 Susan Moreno

On Your Own with ADHD
Speaker:
 Patricia Quinn

3 p.m.
Breakout sessions

The Impact of ADHD Outside of School and Work
Speaker:
 Jeff Copper

Transitioning into Life Beyond Secondary School: Planning for a Successful Life in the Community and Beyond
Speaker:
 Susan Moreno

The What, When and How of Executive Functioning
Speaker:
Jill Kelderman

Surviving the Rigors of Applying to College
Speaker:
 Rick Ackerly

Apple, Inc. and Reaching All Learners
Speaker:
Apple, Inc.

Allies, Accommodations and Agents of Change
Speaker:
 David Flink

Success and the Self-Determined Student: What Self Determination Is and How It Affects Academic Outcomes Both During and After High School
Speaker:
 Elizabeth Mattson

4 p.m. Institute for Achievement and Learning open house

Student Schedule

Returning this year: a special conference track offered to high school students accompanying their parents.

7:30 a.m. Conference registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome
Gareth Fowles, vice president for enrollment management
Kevin M. Ross, president of Lynn University
Shaun Exsteen, associate dean, Institute for Achievement and Learning
8:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker
9:45 a.m. Break
10 a.m. Your Learning Style
Presenter: Catherine Wharton
10:30 a.m. Admission Welcome
Presenter: Alexandra Alberti
10:45 a.m. Group photo
11:15 a.m. Hands-on Learning
Presenter: Denise Belafonte
12:30 p.m. Luncheon
1:45 p.m. 48 Strategies That Just Might Change Your Life: Sucessful College Transition for the Young Adult with ADHD
Presenter: David Nowell
3 p.m. Campus recreation activity
4 p.m. Institute for Achievement and Learning open house
Location: de Hoernle International Center, lobby

Cost of the Conference

  • Individual: $40
  • Groups of 3 or more: $35 each
  • High school students accompanying their parents: Free

Brevard, Broward, Collier, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Ocala, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Seminole, St. Lucie, Sumter, Volusia and Wakulla school district employees can receive eight (8) in-service points for conference participation and completion of follow-up requirements.

Call 561-237-7500 today to register, or:

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Accommodations

The Wyndham Boca Raton, which is approximately 1 mile from Lynn University, is the exclusive hotel sponsor for Transitions 2014.

A guest room block has been arranged from Thursday, January 30 through Saturday, February 1, 2014. The special rate will be extended to those guests who wish to arrive up to three days earlier or stay up to three days later during the week of the conference. The Wyndham will provide complimentary shuttle service to the Transitions 2014 conference.

  • Standard – single/double occupancy rate: $129
  • Pool View – single/double occupancy rate: $139
  • Suite King – single/double occupancy rate: $169

Hotel room rates are subject to 11% sales tax. Rooms and room types are based on availability.

All reservations must be confirmed by Friday, January 10, 2014. After this date rooms and discounted rates will be subject to availability.

To make reservations, please call Wyndham Reservations at 1-888-404-6880 and refer to the Lynn University Transitions 2014 group rate and your date of arrival.

Lynn University would like to thank

Lead Sponsor

The Slomin Family Center


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