Students Helping Students Special Education College Night


Students Helping Students Special Education College Night

January 7, 2013

Walt Whitman High School Forum

7:30-9:30 PM

Students Helping Students is an evening forum at which Walt Whitman alumni who have received special education services in high school return to share their college, employment, or life experiences with our currently classified students. 

Who should attend?
High school students who are receiving special education support or test accommodations and their parents.


Who will present?
Most important are Walt Whitman alumni who will share their experiences about life after high school. We have also invited Mr. Mark Chapman, Whitman guidance counselor, who will share information about the college application process, and Ms. Julie Yindra, Director of Services for Students with Disabilities at Hofstra University, who will discuss support services available at the college level.


Why should you come?
It’s never too early, or too late, to learn about what life in college may have in store for you.  Which college? Community or 4 year? How do I access support on campus? Can I work?


Who better to answer these questions than other students who have gone before you and local professionals who know how to help.


What one parent who attended had to say:

 “It was wonderful to hear the honest impressions the alumni had about negotiating the world of college or work after high school,” said Sue Schiavone, South Huntington’s Parent Liaison for At-Risk Students.

 “Last year a group of four young men with diverse learning and emotional needs spoke about how they learned to deal with support services in college and how to advocate for themselves in college and in life,” said Ms. Schiavone. “They were very candid and generous with their stories and advice for the students and parents in the audience.”

Any questions email Sue @