PEF College Knowledge Lunch And Learn: Supporting Students With Special Needs

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

High school parents and educators are invited to attend our last Public Education Foundation College Knowledge Lunch Break for the 2013-2014 school year next Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at PEF, 100 East 10th Street.  The focus will be how high school parents and educators can help special needs students find services to support them in college.  Other adults who work with or advise students on the road to post-secondary success are invited as well.

Officials said, "Many parents are often frustrated at the lack of support for their students who may have special circumstances and challenges when it comes to their disability/difference.

However, there are many resources beyond high school that can help students transition into the world of post-secondary learning. Whether your student has a learning difference, or physical challenge, colleges have stepped up the plate to offer assistance in many areas, including tutoring in various subjects, preparing for tests, developing effective study skills, writing assignments, choosing a career, changing your major and using the library."

PEF VP of College & Career Success, Stacy Lightfoot says, "One of the most important decisions our students will make is to continue on to college. PEF’s College and Career Readiness work focuses on encouraging students to attend college, and provides them and their families with support and access to help them accomplish this goal."

PEF will provide an optional lunch for $5 per person.  RSVPs for lunch are required and may be made online at

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