Susan Yellin, Esq. DIRECTOR, ADVOCACY AND TRANSITION SERVICES
Susan Yellin, Esq. is the Director of Advocacy and Transition Services at The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education.
She is the author of a regular column for ADDitude Magazine’sprint and online editions as part of their “Ask the Experts” feature. She has also presented extended ADDitude webinars on topics such as how to obtain IEPs and 504 Plans and how to make sure these plans stay up to date.
Prior to joining The Yellin Center, Mrs. Yellin was the founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Center for Learning Differences, an organization which has provided information and resources to thousands of families and professionals. She also created its signature program, Life After High School, which brought together hundreds of students, parents, and counselors with representatives of colleges and post-secondary programs that offer supports for students who struggle with learning issues.
Mrs. Yellin has been a practicing New York attorney for over 25 years and has extensive experience in legal issues related to education and special education. In her role as Director of Advocacy and Transition Services at The Yellin Center, Mrs. Yellin works with families to obtain school services and to help identify appropriate school settings for K-12 students.
In addition, she provides college counseling and transition guidance for students and parents, helping students who struggle with learning and related issues as they apply to college and begin their college careers.
Services provided by Susan Yellin at The Yellin Center include:
identifying appropriate colleges, college-transition programs, and other post-secondary programs for individual students
guiding families in providing appropriate documentation to obtain accommodations on SAT/ACT exams, graduate and professional examinations, and at college
assisting students with the college application process
helping students become effective self-advocates
educating students on the “nuts and bolts” of obtaining and using accommodations
Students do not need to have had an assessment at The Yellin Center to work with Mrs. Yellin.
Mrs. Yellin is a graduate of Cornell University and the Boston University School of Law. She is a frequent speaker on the subject of transition to college for students with learning and related challenges. She and Dr. Yellin are the parents of three sons.
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