A Parent Seminar to Help Families Plan for Post-High School

Written by Long Island  |  06. April 2011

Commack, NY: A successful transition from high school to college and the subsequent adjustments are a challenge, particularly to teens with special needs and their families. The Suffolk Y JCC in cooperation with the Jewish Child Care Association's (JCCA) Compass Project is presenting an evening of information and discussion for parents of high school students with PDD, Aspergers and Learning Disabilities, "College Options and Transitions," Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm, at the Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY. For more information, please contact Eileen Schneyman, LMSW (631)462-9800 ext. 113, email: ebs427@jcca.org. This seminar is free and open to the community, though donations to the Suffolk Y JCC Scholarship Fund are appreciated. This workshop will provide information for parents and High School students about available programs, schools and services to help each child achieve their maximum potential. This program is especially helpful for the child that may be struggling in high school, and not even sure that there is a college that is "right" for them. JCCA's Compass Project provides workshops for families and graduating seniors and individualized career assessment and testing. It also provides services for special needs college students to help with the adjustment to college. Special programs in at select colleges and universities are available on Long Island and in Queens. The Suffolk Y JCC is an agency of the UJA Federation and affiliated with JCC Association. Additional funding is provided by the United Way of Long Island and The Townwide Fund of Huntington. The Butler Special Needs Center is funded by a grant from the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation administered by UJA-Federation of New York. The Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA) is a beneficiary of UJA-Federation of New York and the United Way of New York City.

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