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Pace University Set For Autism Conference Saturday

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The School of Education at Pace University and Pleasantville's SEPTA are set to host a one-day conference on students with learning differences Saturday. 

The School of Education at Pace University and the Pleasantville Special Education Parent Teacher Association are collaborating to present on the conference known as “Moving On: Preparing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Learning Differences for College,” at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Pace University Pleasantville Campus, according to a news release.

"This one day conference is for parents, students and educators to explore the critical issues facing students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other learning differences as they prepare to transition from high school into post-secondary programs and adult living," representatives said in the release. 

Below is a list of presentations scheduled at the conference, according to the press release: 

• Differences between High School and College • Preparing for College Life for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Learning Differences • NYS Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities • “Mental Health Issues” • Documentation Requirements for Accessing Accommodations and Supports in a Post-Secondary Setting • Supporting Academics: Organization and Time Management Skills • Achieving Independence: Life Skills • “Mental Health and Other Supports: Legal Issues” • Social Skills, Stress and Life on Campus • Program Panel Discussion

Tickets for the conference are $75, $60 for Pace Alumni, Students and Faculty. Tickets can be purchased through Pleasantville's SEPTA website and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

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