Countdown to College: Negotiating the College Process for Applicants with Learning Disabilities

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Deena Maerowitz, J.D., M.S.W., discusses considerations for college applicants with learning disabilities. Learn how to research colleges with strong support structures, convey strengths and advocate for themselves. She will touch on issues including whether to disclose disabilities in the admissions process, and how to determine colleges that are a good fit not only in terms of a disability, but in relation to all the other facets of who they are as a student and future college student.

Community partner: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

Deena Maerowtiz, Principal of the Bertram Group in Westport, CT, is a highly regarded college and graduate school advisors in the country. Deena willdiscuss how to find colleges with the right support programs, how students can convey their strengths in applications, and how students can advocate for themselves at college.

As an educational consultant, Deena Maerowitz advises students throughout the entire college admissions process, planning both undergraduate and graduate educations. Deena graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College and received her law degree and
master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut. Prior to becoming an educational consultant, Deena was Associate Director of Admissions at Columbia University Business School.

The Westport Library strives to help students meet their goals as they prepare for college. This series, Countdown to College, aims to provide resources for students and parents to help students to prepare academically, socially and emotionally for college.
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