Vital Resources for Parents of Students with Learning Disabilities

Agenda, Saturday, March 26, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

1:00-1:10 p.m. Introduction by Program Coordinator Todd Carney.

1:10-1:30 p.m. Richard Trent of Advocates for Justice and Education (AJE).
AJE works with parents of students with disabilities to empower them as effective advocates for an appropriate education for their children.  

1:30-1:50 p.m. Todd Carney outlines the services of Alternatives Unlimited Tutoring.
Alternatives Unlimited provides free tutoring to low-income students.  

1:50- 2:10 p.m.  Meghan Brown, Child Find Field Coordinator at Early Stages DC.
Early Stages is a D.C. Public Schools program that helps parents identify children with learning disabilities or delays at ages three to five, and provides appropriate services.
Early Stages DC Website

2:10-2:40 p.m. Todd Carney reviews the services of Literacy Volunteers and Advocates in helping parents become proficient in school subjects.
Literacy Volunteers and Advocates website

Ben Merrion, Literacy Outreach Specialist, discusses adult literacy partners and services of the DC Public Library’s Adult Literacy Resource Center.  
DC Public Library’s Adult Literacy Resource Center web page

2:40-3:00 p.m. Karen Henry, Parent Empowerment Specialist with the DC Parent Information Resource Center and parent of a student with learning disabilities, shares her experiences as an education and accessibility advocate for her son.
DC Parent Information website 

3:00-3:40 p.m. Patrick Timony, Adaptive Technology Librarian at the DC Public Library, and Kamran Rasul, Assistive Technology Specialist at American University, demonstrate technology useful to students with learning disabilities.

3:40-4:00 p.m. Socializing and networking.  Parents will be able to ask representatives more questions during this time.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is located at 901 G St. N.W., Washington DC, 20001, at the corner of 9th and G streets N.W. 

Metro: Red, Yellow, & Green lines: Gallery Place/Chinatown, 9th Street exit.
Orange, Blue & Red lines, Metro Center, 11th Street exit. 

There is no public parking at the library. Street parking is limited; lots are $10-$20 for a few hours.  

For more information or accommodation for the program, please contact: Patrick Timony, Adaptive Technology Librarian, 202-727-2142 or lbph.dcpl@dc.gov by March 21.

View the DC Public Library Accommodation Statement.

Room 215, Adaptive Services, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.