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Local Educator Selected to Present at International Learning Disabilities Conference

Vickie Ofmani of The Forum School

Wayne, NJ – The Forum School, a private school serving students with autism and related disabilities, has announced that Vicki Ofmani, the school’s Supervisor and Structured Learning Experience Coordinator, was selected as a trainer for the International Learning Disabilities Association of America Conference.  A resident of Wayne, NJ, Ms. Ofmani will present three successive “table talks” aimed at teaching other educators how to prepare students to be successful in attaining employment.

Recognizing that employers place an emphasis on so called ‘soft skills’ when considering a potential candidate, Vicki Ofmani, M.Ed, LDT-C, developed a program to help students with autism perform better at job interviews.  “Employers want people who can accept change and adapt quickly.  Flexibility and adaptability is necessary, but knowing when to ask for help is just as essential,” she said. Ms. Ofmani will be discussing how to teach professionalism, preparation, positive personality and pliability to students.

The format for the presentation, ‘Table Talks For Teachers’, offers accelerated learning sessions in which educators present insights, skills, techniques, and strategies.  “I’m honored to share my expertise with other teachers so that collectively, we can help our students become more independent and engaged citizens,” said Ms. Ofmani.

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The Learning Disabilities Association of America’s 54th Annual Conference will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Maryland on February 16-19th and is dedicated to create success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities.

About The Forum School: Founded by parents in 1954 and located in Waldwick, NJ, The Forum School is a New Jersey state-approved private nonprofit school serving children with autism and related learning, language, behavioral, and social challenges who are not able to learn in a public school setting. At The Forum School teachers customize learning for each student using behavioral and psycho-educational approaches in a structured and nurturing learning environment. Students with disabilities, ages 5-21, are placed by their local school district and attend at no cost to parents.  For more information please visit:, or call (201) 444-5882.

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