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Negotiating the College Process for Kids with LD and ADHD

Should you disclose a learning disability on your college application? What kind of accommodations can students expect in college classes? In the last decade, resources have greatly expanded for helping students with learning disabilities thrive in college. Educational consultant Deena Maerowitz discusses how to find a college that meets your needs—keeping considerations about learning disabilities in balance with the big picture of your strengths and interests. She will also share strategies families can use to communicate with colleges about learning disabilities and identify the support networks a student may need.

Deena Maerowitz, J.D., M.S.W., is a partner with The Bertram Group, which for more than 20 years has been helping families find schools and colleges where students can achieve their maximum potential. Deena specializes in advising college candidates throughout the admissions process for undergraduate and graduate education.

When: 7pm, Tuesday, September 26
Where: Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport
Admission: Free  
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This event is co-sponsored by Westport Library and Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support to parents of children with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.

Strange Contagion: Helping Teens Cope with Viral Emotions

Science writer and psychotherapist Lee Daniel Kravetz explains the science behind “social contagions,” which are the processes by which thoughts, behaviors, and emotions can spread from one person to another. Kravetz is the author of critically acclaimed Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves. This book explores the factors of stress and psychological dynamics that led to an outbreak of teen suicides in Palo Alto, California. Kravetz examines how the community sought to remedy this situation, and discusses what parents can do to minimize the negative effects of this phenomenon on teens. Kravetz is also the author of Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success. He has written for The New York TimesPsychology Today, PBS, and The San Francisco Chronicle.

When: 6:30pm, Thursday, October 5
Where: Penfield Pavilion, 323 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield
Admission: Free

This event is co-sponsored by The Bertram Group and Fusion Academy Fairfield. For more than 20 years, The Bertram Group has been helping families find schools and colleges where students can thrive. Fusion Academy Fairfield is an accredited private middle and high school for grades 6-12 where one-to-one classrooms unlock the academic potential of every student and create opportunities for emotional and social growth.