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Sunday, July 31 • 9:15am - 10:45am
Navigating Through High School and Beyond

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Rages, tears, frustration, headaches, and stomach aches; sometimes school feels like torture! Many parents express concern about their child's educational path when just surviving OCD is difficult. Two families recount the twists and turns of their child's school journey. Along with their stories, these presenters – parents who happen to work in the field of education – will share what they have learned along the way. Important points include the difference between an IEP and a 504 plan, creating a therapeutic alliance between teachers and professionals, accommodations that could worsen OCD, and supports that are available during transition to college. Attendees will obtain valuable strategies and resources to support their child with OCD through middle and high school, and beyond.

View slides here: http://www.slideshare.net/IOCDF/linda-palmer-navigating-through-high-school-and-beyond 

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Stephen Palmer

Stephen Palmer is a jack-of-all-trades who currently works as a School Specialist at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. For 20 years he has assisted students with placement testing, program planning and course selection. He has a passion for veterans outreach and emergency response management. Steve and his wife have 2 children. Their son has been diagnosed with treatment resistant OCD, emetophobia, ADHD and Tourette... Read More →
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Linda Palmer

Linda Palmer is a foreign language teacher in a high performing school district in Western New York. She teaches many different types of students, including perfectionistic teens, students on the ASD spectrum and students with social/emotional challenges. She has led a book study for teachers who were interested in learning how to reach and teach students with anxiety. Linda and her husband have joined forces with the Parent... Read More →
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Peggy Thomas

Peggy Thomas became an advocate for those with unique learning needs when her son was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at age 4. (Kevin is a junior in college now.) Since 2004, she's been the owner and director of a tutoring and test prep agency, and her team of tutors and college counselors have helped over 2500 students! These experiences prepared her for helping her daughter Carol continue to thrive in school despite 2 psych ward... Read More →

Sunday July 31, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Chicago D, 5th Floor