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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



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






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