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P.A.L. Workshop #5: The Accelerated Learner Part 3 – Becoming Your Child’s Advocate

The P.A.L. (Parents of Accelerated Learners) – PARENT WORKSHOP SERIES

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* Jade’s Toy Box
* NYC Firm Schools Blog
* NYC G&T Blog
* TestingMom.com

in Partnership with Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center

A Dialogue about Education for Parents of Accelerated Learners

The Workshop Series
The P.A.L. monthly workshop series helps parents of accelerated learners understand important topics relevant to their young child’s cognitive, social & emotional development. Experts and practitioners in the field of gifted and talented education and parent advocates will join our panel for a dialogue with you about educating and nurturing these unique learners.

WORKSHOP #5 (for description of additional workshops, click here):

#5 – TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2011, 6:30-8:00 pm
The Accelerated Learner Part 3 – Becoming Your Child’s Advocate– Parents will better understand the issues, barriers and solutions for getting their advanced learner or twice exceptional child into an appropriate program that they deserve. Experts and parents who are advocates for gifted and 2E learners will discuss the issues they’ve experienced and the solutions they’ve found.

Panelists include:

  • Alex Hindes

    Alex Hindes has been actively involved in education policy issues and advocacy for the last 10 years. Ms. Hindes, who practices law in New York and New Jersey, has devoted her career to working on behalf of students with disabilities. Ms. Hindes attended Brandeis University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. She went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. ?

  • Melissa Sornik, LMSW

    Melissa Sornik, LMSW, a SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) facilitator and co-founder and president of LI-TECA, (Long Island Twice Exceptional Children’s Advocacy) is a consultant for twice exceptional children, adolescents and their families. She conducts workshops for parents on twice exceptionality, myths of giftedness, visual spatial learners and the importance of talent development in divergent learners.

  • Jill Tatara
    Jill Tatara, a photo editor for TIME for Kids Magazine, is the mother of a neurotypical 3-year-old and a highly-gifted 8-year-old with Asperger’s and ADHD.
  • Location:
    The Downtown Community Center,
    120 Warren Street between Greenwich Street and Westside Highway in Tribeca (by Whole Foods in Tribeca)

    $10 per workshop*

    Free to DCC members.

    *We believe that all children deserve an education appropriate for their learning style and ability level to reach their fullest potential. So if you are unable to pay for the P.A.L. series, please don’t let it stop you from attending. Contact us and request a P.A.L Scholarship application to attend for free.

    Registration: Eventbrite

    To register by phone, or for more information about the series,
    please contact Angelique LeDoux, 212.343.8881 or email angelique@jadestoybox.com

    For media inquiries, please contact Kirk Green:

    Gonzo Communications 949.292.1331, kirk@gonzocom.com

    Supporting Organizations, among others:

    * National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC)
    * Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education (AGATE)
    * Twice-Exceptional Children’s Advocacy (TECA)
    * Center for Gifted Studies and Education, Hunter College
    * Rutgers University, Gifted Education Certificate Program

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