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Learning Disabilities and the Transition to Higher Education

Sat, Oct 13, 2012, 8:15 AM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Reinsch Library; Gerard Dining Hall
The 2012 conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of Virginia is being hosted by Marymount University and cosponsored by MU’s Education Department, Graduate Admissions, and Office of Student Access.
With the increasing numbers of students with learning disabilities seeking admission and being admitted to colleges and universities, it’s important for students and their families to be informed about the processes, legal information, and procedures that enable successful preparation for transition from secondary to postsecondary education.
It is equally important for university and college campuses, including students, faculty, and support staff to be prepared to provide access to postsecondary education for students with disabilities. This conference program will offer presentations by professionals in the field of Postsecondary Education Transition who will discuss social and academic needs of students and the laws that protect and provide access to higher education.
Keynote speaker: Elizabeth Getzel, director, postsecondary initiatives at Virginia Commonwealth University
Marymount Graduate Admissions representatives will also be on hand with information about the University's M.Ed. in Special Education: General Curriculum program.
  • Free registration for Marymount students, faculty, staff, and their guests.
  • Free for prospective M.Ed. students who register through www.marymounteducation.com
  • All others: $25 conference fee or $40 fee, which includes a one-year membership to the Learning Disabilities Association of Virginia.
REGISTRATION FORM (You can also register at the conference.)
For further information about the event, contact Dr. Doug Ball, associate professor of Education, 703-284-3837. Those interested in learning more about Marymount's M.Ed. program should contact Ben Davis, 703-284-5905.
8- 8:45 - Onsite Registration, Lee Reception Room, Reinsch Auditorium

8:15-8:45 - Continental Breakfast, Lee Gallery

Resource & Information Display Tables Browsing, Lee Gallery
VATS (Virginia Assistive Technology System), Lab School of Washington, Learning Ally (formerly Books for Blind & Dyslexic), WETA’s LD Online , & Marymount Office of Admissions

8:50- 9 - Welcome, Reinsch Auditorium

9 - 10 - “Going to College: Opportunities and Challenges for Students with LD"

Keynote Address: Elizabeth Getzel, director of Postsecondary Education Initiatives at VCU-RRTC, which focuses on education and employment needs of individuals with disabilities.

10 -11 - “Students & Faculty: Tips for Successful Transition”
Anne Aichele, Marymount University, and Kristina DeSantis, GMU

11-11:20 - Coffee Break
Browse resource and information display tables, Lee Reception Room
VATS (Virginia Assistive Technology System), Lab School of Washington, Learning Ally (formerly Books for Blind & Dyslexic), WETA’s LD Online, and Marymount Office of Admissions

11:25-12:25 - "Challenges in the College Classroom"
Panel of university students and graduates

12:30 - Buffet Lunch, Gerard Dining Hall
Special Performance! Poets from Free Minds of Washington, DC

1:15-2 - “Updates from the U.S. Department of Education”
Luncheon Speaker, Holly Anderson, Policy Liaison for Individuals with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Education
2-3:30 - LDAV Annual Meeting, Reinsch Library Conference Room
All invited to attend.