Finding the Right Colleges


Darien Special Education Parent Advisory Committee and Darien Library will host educational advising and placement expert Dr. Michelle Berg, who will discuss f inding the right colleges for students with learning differences, on Monday, Jan. 28, in the Darien Library Community Room.  Parents and students are invited for pizza at 7 p.m. and Dr. Berg's presentation will begin at 7:30 pm.  Please RSVP to  dariensepac@gmail.com .

Dr. Berg will discuss what makes a college the ‘right fit’ for a student. Discussion will include full consideration of the academic, social and emotional realms of a student's life. Dr. Berg will also address some of the essential skills students need when transitioning to college including how to manage anxiety during the application process and beyond. Dr. Berg specializes in working with students who have learning differences.

Preparing middle schoolers for Darien High School


Middle school parents are invited to a panel discussion and explanation of the high school transition process for middle school students with IEPs and 504 accommodations. The presentation will take place on Jan. 30, 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Darien High School Chill Zone.

Speakers will include:


  •      Scott McCarthy, Program director, special education and student services

  •      Kristin O’Reilly, Darien High special education department chairman

  •      Paul Ribeiro, Darien High assistant principal

  •      Meghan Emanuelson, interim director of guidance


Co-sponsored by Darien High School Parents Association and Darien SEPAC.