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Life After High School: Guide for Students w/ Disabilities

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Beth Polner Abrahams interviews Susan Yellin, Esq., co-author of the prize-winning book, Life After High School: A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families  (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010).


As one reviewer noted, “Every parent hopes that his or her child will grow up to have a full and fulfilling life. The information and advice presented in Life After High School will be a key resource in making this happen …”



Susan Yellin, Esq., a practicing New York attorney for over 25 years, has extensive experience in legal issues related to education and special education.


Ms Yellin is the Director of Advocacy and Transition Services at The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education, an educational assessment and support center in Manhattan. She works with struggling students and their families to obtain school services, to help identify appropriate school settings, and to advise on issues relating to the college admissions process.


Previously, Mrs. Yellin founded and served as the Executive Director of the nonprofit Center for Learning Differences, providing information and resources to thousands of families and professionals. She also created its signature program, Life After High School, bringing together hundreds of students, parents, and counselors with representatives of colleges and post-secondary programs that offer supports for students who struggle with learning issues.