IECA's educational Webinar Series will focus on the issues affectingIndependent Educational Consultants and allied admission professionals. IECA's monthly webinars will provide professional development covering admission issues in college, secondary school, and therapeutic placements, as well as learning disabilities and broad adolescent issues including depression, anxiety, and more.
Our webinars are designed to meet the needs of Independent Educational Consultants and we believe many school-based counselors will find the topics equally compelling, as well as admission representatives, school administrators, and program and private therapists. The presenters are chosen for their expertise and experience as online instructors. Webinars will be offered live on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 noon EST, 9:00 a.m. PST. All sessions will last one hour, including a question and answer segment with the presenter. In addition, IECA will archive all webinars, which will then be available for one year. Those who register for the live broadcast, or for an archived segment, will be able to view the presentation up to three times over the course of the year. For more details, check our webinar FAQs.
Participants must pre-register for each webinar, in advance.
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Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, pricing for these sessions is well below the standard fees. IECA Professional, Associate, Student and Retired/Emeritus Members: FREE
Non-IECA Independent Educational Consultants: $24 per webinar
School, college & program admission representatives: $24 per webinar
Allied Professionals, parents, others: $24 per webinar
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John McKinnon is co-founder and medical director of Montana Academy, a therapeutic boarding school in NW Montana. He co-directed psychiatric resident training at UC San Francisco, directed adolescent hospital programs in Texas and Montana, and practiced adolescent psychiatry for twenty years. John authored An Unchanged Mind: The Problem of Immaturity in Adolescence (2008) and To Change a Mind: Parenting to Promote Maturity in Teenagers (2010). He earned a B.A. in English from Harvard College, an M.A. in Economics from Cambridge University, an M.D. from Case Western Reserve, completed his resident training in Psychiatry at Yale University, and earned an M.F.A. in Fiction from Vermont College.
Fred Amrein is a fee-only financial advisor with expertise in college funding, and is the founder of collegeaffordability.com. His knowledge of personal financial strategies and the entire financial aid process allows him to answer the questions that the college financial aid officers cannot. Fred brings unique and independent insight to college saving plans, educational tax strategies, and alternative financing expertise that help families lower their cost of education. In addition to college funding, Fred can provide student loan repayment and loan forgiveness solutions that graduates face once they complete their education. His comprehensive process helps families understand the financial outcome of their specific college decision.
Pam Brown Schachter has been involved in education for over 35 years as faculty, director of transfer and advisement, and articulation officer. Her extensive curriculum experience extends throughout the systems of higher education in California. For the past three years, she has worked directly with each inter-segmental discipline faculty group on the development of the associate degrees for transfer for the California Community Colleges. Pam has been a professional member of IECA since 2009.
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1. Learn how parents and professionals can help prepare the student with ASD for the transition to college.
2. Learn about the importance of self-advocacy in college.
3. Learn what supports are available in the college setting and how the student can access those supports.
4. Learn about common difficulties for students with ASD in the college setting.
Ann Palmer is the parent of a 31-year-old son with autism. She is a faculty member at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and is the former director of advocacy and chapter support for the Autism Society of North Carolina. She was the parent support coordinator for Division TEACCH for 14 years, developing and coordinating a parent mentor program that served more than 800 families in North Carolina. Ann is also the author of: "Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum: Unexpected Lessons We've Learned," co-authored with Maureen Morrell, "A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism: How Can I Help?" and co-authored "Families of Children with Autism: What Educational Professionals Should Know." Ann has presented internationally and in the U.S. including the Autism Society of America National Conference, the Kate Welling Disability Lecture Series, the TACCLD Annual Conference, the MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome Annual Conference, and the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD) Annual Conference.
The list of webinars will be regularly updated.