Lynn University prepares for fifth annual Transitions conference

Day-long conference provides information to help students with learning disabilities transition from high school to higher education
Lynn University prepares for fifth annual Transitions conference

Published Jan. 16, 2014

Hundreds are expected to be on the campus of Lynn University later this month for Transitions 2014: High School to Higher Education – Options for Students with Learning Disabilities. Last year’s conference brought together more than 650 people from 19 different states and nine countries. The conference has two plenary sessions, 21 breakout sessions and 17 speakers.

The speakers include two keynote speakers and one luncheon speaker. 

  • Russell Barkley, Ph.D.  (keynote speaker) – clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published more than 200 articles and book chapters related to the treatment, nature and assessment of ADHD and related disorders
  • Dr. Patricia Quinn (keynote speaker) – pediatrician and author who specializes in ADHD issues.
  • David Flink (luncheon speaker) – social movement leader on new learning rights movement; co-founder and CEO of “Eye to Eye” and author of Thinking Differently: Reframing Learning for a New Generation

Other speakers include:

  • Experts from Apple Inc., leaders in developing assistive technology
  • Rick Ackerly, nationally recognized educator
  • Jeff Copper, founder of DIG Coaching Practice and Attention Talk Radio
  • Marsha Glines, learning differences advocate and lecturer
  • Jill Kelderman, licensed psychologist in Florida who has served at top ranked children’s medical centers
  • Elizabeth Mattson, student services coordinator who assists young adults with special needs transition after high school
  • Susan Moreno, founder and president of MAAP Services, autism consultant and motivational speaker
  • David Nowell, clinical neuropsychologist and Psychology Today contributor      
  • Robert Tudisco, executive director of the Edge Foundation, past CHADD national board of directors member
  • Jose Vleasco, vice president of technology, head of the SAP Autism at Work program

Cost of the conference

If you are interested in attending Transitions 2014, please note the prices below:
  • Individual rate: $40.00
  • Groups of 3 or more: $35.00
  • High school students with their parents: free
To register for the conference, call 561-237-7500 or visit for more information.