Community

Speaker Series

Star Academy is committed to providing Star parents, alumni parents and the larger community with up-to-date information in areas of greatest interest to those who have or serve children with learning differences. Our Speaker Series features well-respected professionals who share their knowledge and experience in a variety of subjects throughout the school year.
 
Events are free for Star Academy parents and a $15 donation from the general public is appreciated. For the foreseeable future all of our speaker events will be held online and reservations are required.

ALL TIMES ARE PACIFIC TIMES.

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Do you have questions or a suggestion for a speaker or topic?
Contact Lisa Keene, Communication Coordinator
(415) 456-8727 ext 501
lisa.keene@staracademy.org

Speaker Archive

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  • Conservatorships Explained

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    Presenter: Alexis Lynch, Attorney

    Conservatorship is an important step for families of a child with special needs transitioning into adulthood. In order to maintain the legal rights to make important decisions such as your child’s residence, medical treatment and education after age 18, you must be appointed conservator by a judge.  This workshop will provide an overview of what conservatorship entails and the steps necessary for being appointed a conservator through the local courts.

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  • Family Dynamics

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    Presenter: Jennifer Taylor, JD

    Jennifer returned to Star to speak to parents about balancing their lives when they have at least one child with Learning Differences. She stresses self-care, nurturing relationships with ALL of the children, and gives tips on stress relief.

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  • Planning for Life After High School

    Friday, Oct 11, 2019
    Presenter: Sheila Reilly, Star Academy Head of School

    It's never too early to begin planning for what comes after high school for our students with learning differences. Sheila will present all the options including Star innovative high school program as well as all other options. Decisions made now can affect the opportunities presented later.

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  • The Perils of Puberty

    Friday, October 9, 2020
    Presenter: Erica Monasterio, MN, FNP

    Erica joined us for the fourth time to help guide parents of students with learning differences guide their children through the perils of puberty.

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    See Erica's slide deck as a PDF
  • Fitness & Motivation

    Nicole Ezcurra, one of Star's Speech-Language Pathologists, addressed the crucial link between fitness and motivation for students with learning differences.

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    See Nicole's slide deck as a PDF