Moving On: Preparing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Learning Differences for College

One-Day Conference for Parents, Students & Educators
Saturday, October 5, 2013
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kessel Student Center
Pace University Pleasantville Campus

Parents, students and educators are invited to join us for this comprehensive examination of the critical issues facing students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other learning differences as they prepare to transition from high school into post-secondary programs and adult living. The event includes speakers from the Yale Child Study Center; Mary Riggs-Cohen, PhD, from the OASIS Program at Pace University; Manhattanville College's HELP Center, the Pleasantville High School LAB Program at Pace; the New Rochelle High School Program at Iona College; and the Project SEARCH Program.


  • Differences between High School and College
  • Preparing for College Life for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Learning Differences
  • NYS Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities.
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Documentation Requirements for Accessing Accommodations and Supports in a Post-Secondary Setting
  • Supporting Academics: Organization and Time Management Skills
  • Achieving Independence: Life Skills
  • Mental Health and Other Supports: Legal Issues
  • Social Skills, Stress and Life on Campus
  • Program Panel Discussion: Pace/Lab, Manhattanville, Iona, WCC, OASIS and Project Search

Join Us!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Tickets are $60 for Pace students, faculty & alumni, and are available through online at

You may download the event flier here.