Expo teaches students, parents how to cope with learning disabilities

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The Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey held its annual Life in High School and Beyond conference & resource expo Saturday for parents of children with learning disabilities.

Much of the focus of the conference was teaching students how to cope with feelings of anxiety to help them succeed post-high school.

Alexis Brownstein's son was born with a learning deficiency, which makes prioritizing and planning difficult.

"He'll totally forget to do something," Brownstein says. "Or he'll put something else ahead or he'll just do nothing and he'll go play basketball."

The students and parents also learned skills to help them cope with everyday life.

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