Unicorn Children's Foundation and Lynn University Partner on Special Needs Conference (November 24, 2010)
Boca Raton, FL – November 24, 2010 – Unicorn Children’s Foundation is delighted to announce a partnership with Lynn University in bringing a truly unique educational conference to the community, Transitions 2011: Options Beyond High School. The conference will be held on Friday, January 28, 2011 from 7:30am – 4:00pm on the Lynn University campus in Boca Raton and is suitable for parents, principals and headmasters, psychologists, guidance counselors, special education teachers, educational consultants and students. It is never too early to begin thinking about a child’s future. If you have a child in middle or high school that has a developmental, communication, or learning disorder or you provide academic or therapeutic support to these individuals, this is a conference not to miss! This unique one-day conference assembles some of the country’s top experts who specialize in helping students with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders and other learning differences. “Transitions 2011” will explore options after high school for individuals affected by developmental and learning challenges. Among the highly acclaimed panel of experts, Ari Ne'eman, founding president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and member of the National Council on Disability, is returning to present a session for teens and young adults on the importance of self-advocacy and a second session for professionals on the types of supports and accommodations that will facilitate success. Also, the inspiring luncheon speaker, Dr. Gaston Caperton, who has ADHD and went on to become governor of West Virginia and president of The College Board. New this year: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY! Students will have the opportunity to tour the Lynn University campus with a current Lynn student, go to a student panel discussion and luncheon, and attend a breakout session of their choice. Admission is $40 per person and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Students 18 and under are free. Attendees are welcome to visit the Unicorn Children’s Foundation lounge to enroll in a raffle. Members of the foundation will be offered preferred seating during the lunch, contact 561.620.9377 to reserve your seat. Membership with Unicorn Children’s Foundation is only $25 and you can become a member by visiting www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org/get-involved/become-a-member. Periodic updates and a complete listing of presenters and topics for the January 28 conference are available online atwww.lynn.edu/transitions and on the Transitions Facebook page. The Transitions Facebook page contains news, videos and discussions on our speakers as well as topics relating to the transition to higher education and learning differences. Community participation is encouraged. Funds raised at Unicorn Children’s Foundation March 5, 2011 Palm Beach An Evening Aboard the Orient Express Gala and May 7, 2011 Denim, Diamonds, & Dice Casino support critical education programs of this nature. Visit www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org or call 561.620.9377 for more information and to learn how you can get involved.