Parent Education Series

The Nora School Parent Education Series features experts in their fields talking about topics of particular interest to parents of high school students. Lectures appeal to parents of current students, teachers, and the wider community. To reserve a space, RSVP to Marcia Miller 301.495.6672 or Lectures are free and open to the public. Welcome!

2014-15 Schedule: Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 3, 7:00–8:30pm

College Planning and Preparation for Students Who Learn Differently
The College Consulting Collaborative

Preparing for college is about more than grades, test scores, and a college list. The focus will be on the six essential skills for college success, what colleges are looking for, the types of accommodations and services that are available, and finding the “right fit”.

Presenters:  Joan Wittan, Sue Cook Christakos, Kyle Kane, and Lori Vise, The College Consulting Collaborative The College Consulting Collaborative is a partnership of independent educational consultants who work with students with a wide variety of learning differences. They love the challenge of finding and building on the student’s strengths and maximizing their potential. They have expertise in language-based learning differences, GTLD students, autism spectrum disorders, NLD, special education policies and procedures, accommodations and adaptations, promoting college readiness, assistive technology and adoption. Visit their website at


Wednesday, January 21, 7:00–8:30pm
Talking Points with Your Teen: ADHD, Communicating and Setting Family Boundaries
Janette Patterson, MSW, LCMFT

Wednesday, February 11, 7:00–8:30pm
Teen Stress, Self-Propelled Motivation and the Human Brain
William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, A Sense of Control

Wednesday, March 18, 7:00–8:30pm (corrected date)
Helping the Anxious Teen: Counter-Intuitive Strategies
Jonathan Dalton Ph.D., The Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change

Earlier Events
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Parents of Teens
David Mullen, M.Ed.
(Monday evenings, September 29-November 3)

Understanding Anxiety, ADHD and the Teenage Brain
Erin D. Berman Ph.D., National Institute of Mental Health
(Wednesday, November 12, 2014)

All talks are free to the public and are held in the Main Hall of The Nora School. Free parking is available in the Fenton Street Garage next to the school. Directions can be found on our website. Reservations Strongly Suggested: Email
Marcia Miller at or call (301) 495-6672. You will be notified by email if there are any last-minute weather cancellations.

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