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Thinking Positive Panel 2017: Chicago, IL

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Empowering presentations for young adults with Autism and LD, their parents, and the professionals who support them.

Thinking Positive About the Future panels offer insight into the key stages of transition and community integration for young adults with Autism and other Learning Differences.



Jill Burstein, Educational Consultant and Co-Owner of JJB Educational Consulting, Inc. 

Jill Burstein has helped students find appropriate post-secondary matches since 2000. With a specialty working with students with learning differences, Jill has successfully helped over 400 families find the best match for their student. Jill has a Master’s Degree in Special Education and traveled to over 400 colleges in the United States. She is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association as well as a Certified Educational Planner. 

Jordan Burstein, Educational Consultant and Co-Owner, JJB Educational Consulting, Inc

Jordan has a BA in Psychology and has worked as an Independent Educational Consultant for 3 years. He became interested in the field because of his own personal academic challenges as someone with learning disabilities and ADHD. Jordan continues to work with families to help find their students appropriate academic options. He also continues to work with students as an executive functioning coach. Jordan is a member of CHADD, LDA and IECA. 



Julie Smith, Transition Specialist at Glenbrook South High School

Julie Smith is a graduate of The University of Missouri-Columbia with Masters Degrees from The American College and National Louis University. She earned her Transition Specialist Certificate through George Washington University. Julie has been working in the field of Transition for 12 years and is passionate about connecting families to postsecondary opportunities for students with disabilities. 

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