The 2018 College Planning Conference is *SOLD OUT* A few "Same-Day" Registration Tickets will be available on 09/29/2018 at Los Angeles Valley College. For Information about being added to our Wait List please contact KD at KD@LetsTalkLD.org

 

 

To view the program (which offers a detailed description of each session), click here.

 

The Session Guide (which details the time and topics for each session and the schedule for the day) can be accessed by clicking here.  Please make sure to reserve your ticket first. Secondly, register for your sessions, by clicking here.

2018 College Planning and Transition Conference Featured Thought Leaders and Speakers Include...

Kris Anderson, M.A., Vice Principal, St. Mary's Academy

 

Araksya Arutyunyan, Psy.D., Learning Disabilities Specialist | LA Mission College and Neurodiversity Specialist | Moorpark College

 

Bonnie Auerbach, Ph.D., Clinical Director | Advance L.A. (The Help Group)
 

Janet Barakat, M. Ed., M. Ed. Secondary Transition, Transition Specialist | Pomona Unified School District SELPA

 

Keri Borzello, M.P.A., Head of Schools | Summit View (Valley Glen and Culver City)

 

Ashley Burrell, M.S., CRC, Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor | Department of Rehabilitation (Culver City Branch) 

 

Catherine Calhoun, M.Ed., Director of the Student Disability Resource Center | Claremont Colleges Services

 

Alexis Casillas, J.D., Disability Rights Litigator and Principal | Law Offices of Alexis Casillas
 

Logan Clark, Scholar | Pasadena City College

 

Asia B. Clarkson aka DJ AsiaC, B.S. (Candidate, 2020) Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation (Sound and Audio; Technology), Iovine and Young Academy University of Southern California, '20 | Let's Talk LD DJ & Social Media Correspondent 

 

Laura Czajkowski, M.S., Learning Disabilities Specialist | Center for Accessible Education, University of California at Los Angeles

 

Rachel De Bruin, M.A., Transition Coordinator | Connecting Waters Charter Schools and Founder | Ability-Centered Educational Services

 

Rachel Fisher, M.A., Executive Director | Franklin Educational Services

 

Daniel Gillman, B.S. (Candidate, 2022), Scholar | University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

 

Loren R. Grossman, J.D., Educational Advocate/Independent College Counselor I The Educational Advocacy Office of Dr. L.R. Grossman

 

Elizabeth C. Hamblet, M.A., Author and Consultant | LD Advisory and Learning Consultant | Columbia University

 

Aidan Harris, B.S. (Candidate, 2020), Scholar | University of Southern California Iovine and Young Academy and Co-Founder | Let’s Talk LD

 

Erin Harris, B.A. (Candidate), M.A. (Candidate), Scholar | Pitzer College and Claremont Graduate University and Co-Founder | Let’s Talk LD

 

KD Harris, M.A., Co-Founder & Executive Director | Let’s Talk LD

 

Natasha Hikita, B.A., Scholar (CANDIDATE, '20) | Chapman University and Diplomat | Eye To Eye National 

 

Jan Kerchner, M.B.A. and Certified Educational Planner (CEP), CEO | The College Blueprint, LLC 

 

Stephen Kinsey, M.S., Principal | Bridgeport School

 

Adam Lalor, Ph.D., Lead Educational Specialist, Landmark College

 

Crystal Lee, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist | LA Concierge Psychologist

 

Grace Colman Losada, Ed.D., Vice President of Education | Fusion Academy (Fusion Education Group)

 

Barbara Marbach, Education and Advocacy Specialist, Westside Regional Center
 

Mark Matsui, M.S., Director, Disabled Students Programs and Services | Rio Hondo College

 

Marci Lerner Miller,  J.D., Independent Educational Consultant, Principal | Miller Advocacy Group 

 

Jesse Monhaupt, B.A. (Candidate, 2020), Scholar | California Lutheran University

 

David Montalvo, Department of Transition Services (DOTS) Teacher, James Monroe High School (Los Angeles Unified School District)

 

Vanessa Montgomery, M.Ed., Diplomat | Eye To Eye National and Teacher | San Diego High School

 

 

Jonathan Mooney, B.A., Social Impact Entrepreneur, Author, and Advocate **KEYNOTE SPEAKER**

 

Veronica N.  Norris, J.D., R.N. | Veronica N. Norris Education Law Attorney

 

Chloe O'Hare, B.A., Alumna of Landmark College and Lesley College and Regional Enrollment Specialist – West Coast | Landmark College

 

Valeria Salceda, M.P.D., Community Relations Specialist, South Central Los Angeles Regional Center

 

Robert Salinas, B.S., Assistive Technology Coordinator, California State University at Fresno

 

Danielle Sheppard, M.S., L.P.C.C., Director | West Los Angeles College to Career (C2C) Program

 

Stacey Shinnick, M.A., Transition Teacher/Career Coach | Chatsworth Charter High School & Miller Career and Transition Center, Department of Transition Services, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) 

 

Ann Simun, Psy.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist  and Principal | Neuropsychology Partners 

 

James Spellman, M.A., Principal | St. Monica Catholic High School

 

Nick Standlea, M.B.A., Founder and President | Test Prep Gurus

 

Tom Thompson, M.A., Consultant | TMLS Consulting

 

Kevin J. Tyrrell, M.Arch/UD, LEED AP, Co-Founder | Let’s Talk LD

 

Souzan Vanlerberg, M.S., Counselor | Disability Resources and Educational Services California State University Northridge (CSUN)

 

Patrice Wheeler, BGS, ATP, ATACP, Assistive Technology Specialist, California State University, Northridge

 

Marvin Williams, M.S., Director, Disability Resource Center | California State University, Stanislaus

 

Karen Wilson, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist | West LA Neuropsychology PC

 

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES MAY BE FOUND HERE

 

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO EACH AND EVERY SPEAKER, EACH WHOM HAS DONATED THEIR TIME, AND WITHOUT WHOM THIS CONFERENCE WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE