Join us for an Exceptional Presentation: Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties
Can kids really be smart, even gifted and at the same time have challenges that impact their learning?
Thursday, November 15, 7 pm-8:30 pm
316 S. Commerce St, Centreville, MD
Join Rich Weinfeld, author of Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties, and a nationally known expert on twice exceptional (2e) students for a dialogue about this growing student population. Rich will share the profile of 2e students, and outline the best practices that schools should employ in educating them. Weinfeld, an advocate for students with special needs throughout Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia, will also talk about the 2017 landmark Endrew F. Supreme Court decision. Find out how this ruling is changing expectations of what schools need to provide to these unique learners. For anyone raising a "differently wired" kid, Rich will also address best practices in parenting.
Free and Open to the Public
Richard Weinfeld directs Weinfeld Education Group, LLC, a group of over 25 educational consultants, located in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia. In addition to directing the work of the company, Mr. Weinfeld provides direct special education consultation services to families of students with special needs. He supports clients in the Eastern Shore and throughout Maryland, as well as in Washington DC and Northern Virginia. Mr. Weinfeld also provides extensive parent and staff training and consults with schools about appropriate programming for students. He has long been an advocate for quality educational programs for all students. Twenty-six years of his thirty-year career, with Montgomery County Public Schools, were spent in a variety of leadership roles in special education. Mr. Weinfeld’s books include, School Success for Kids with High Functioning Autism, Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential; Helping Boys Succeed in School; School Success for Student’s with Asperger’s Syndrome; and Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book. Mr. Weinfeld also serves on the editorial advisory board for CHADD’s Attention magazine. Mr. Weinfeld received his Master’s degree from Trinity College and is certified in early childhood and elementary education, special education, administration and supervision.