Cuesta College’s Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) is set to host the 2017 Learning Disabilities Conference, themed “Strategies for Success” on Friday, October 20, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo Campus in room 5401. The conference is geared toward professionals, teachers, students, and parents who have children with disabilities. Published author and expert in the field of human resilience, Dr. Mark Katz will give a keynote address on tools and strategies for understanding human resilience, the limits of emotional endurance, and the prevention and reduction of compassion fatigue.

“We’re proud to offer this conference at Cuesta College and hope attendees will take home new knowledge to help remove the stigmas and barriers related to learning disabilities,” said Cuesta College’s DSPS Director Ronald Venable.

The conference will also include breakout sessions on the prevention of youth violence, legal issues in education, cognitive intervention and more. Lite breakfast and full lunch is included.

Early-bird registration costs $45 and runs through October 13; attendees can also register at the door for $55. Student registration is $15. To register, visit the Learning Disabilities page on Eventbrite. For more information on the Cuesta College DSPS program, which promotes the full participation of students with disabilities in all aspects of their postsecondary education, visit the DSPS webpage or call (805) 546-3148.