It’s National School Counseling Week and I’d like to remind everyone what a great resource the school counselor is for a student with a learning disability. Your school counselor is available if you need someone to talk to, if you have questions about classes/course selection or if you have questions regarding transitioning from high school to a career or college. In some schools, the counselor is typically part of the child study team, 504 Team or IEP Team. School counselors are there for YOU and your family so take advantage of the smiling face you probably pass in the hall every morning!
Amy Laudeman is the public policy associate at the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Prior to her work at NCLD, Ms. Laudeman was a high school counselor and she is a National Certified Counselor. Ms. Laudeman has over six years of public policy and governmental affairs experience and has worked in the U.S. Congress for the House Committee on Government Reform under the leadership of Chairman Tom Davis (R-VA). Prior to working for Chairman Davis, Ms. Laudeman was the legislative assistant to Congressman Todd Platts (R-PA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Efficiency and Financial Management.