LET’S TALK LD-SUMMIT VIEW SCHOOL FALL COLLEGE CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 7, 2017, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Convening at the J. Walter Smith Student Center, on the Glendale Community College Campus
1500 North Verdugo Road | Glendale, California | 91208
We have come a long way in making sure students with disabilities enroll in college, but there is still much work to do. Students with learning disabilities enroll in four-year schools at half the rate as those in the general population, and fewer of them are graduating. While many students enter college unprepared for the demands of college-level work, students with learning disabilities can find that the increased demands, coupled with the lack of structure and support to which they may have been accustomed, can present additional challenges. It is important for families, educators, and involved professionals to know about the changes in disability services at the college level and what supports and skills can help students be successful.
This one-day conference, produced by Let’s Talk LD in partnership with the Summit View School (http://www.SummitView.org), is being developed to serve two purposes: 1) To create an opportunity for students (with learning differences) Grades 11 and 12 (and their parents), to access topical information designed to ease their transition to college; 2) To encourage and prepare students (with learning differences) Grades 8-10 (and their parents) to begin the process of strategic college planning.
This conference will create opportunities for the students Grades 11 and 12 and their parents to: access relevant resources, hear college transition experts speak, and engage in relevant discussions concerning how best to transition to college in a manner that: increases the likelihood that the student will make meaningful academic progress and achieve academic success; insures that the student is appropriately prepared to manage critical issues in the realm of social and residential life; emphasizes the importance of building effective social-emotional and self-advocacy skills, and; helps the student and his parents engage in appropriate strategic college planning designed to mitigate issues and potential problems related to college financing, student academic support services, and independent living.
For students Grades 8-10 and their parents, this conference will create opportunities to help the student and his/her parents engage in appropriate strategic college planning designed to mitigate issues and potential problems related to selecting the college that is the most appropriate “fit,” identifying potential sources of college financing, exploring appropriate student academic support services, and evaluating best practices for independent living.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: 8TH THROUGH 12TH GRADERS AND THEIR PARENTS, EDUCATORS, HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, PARAEDUCATORS, ALLIES
INTENDED EXHIBITORS: COLLEGE TRANSITION PROFESSIONALS, COLLEGE ADMISSIONS AND STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS
If you are interested in participating in this Conference, as an Exhibitor, Speaker or attendee, please contact KD Harris @ KD@LetsTalkLD.com.