CHOICES IS A REGIONAL POST-SECONDARY PLANNING NIGHT FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES, DISABILITIES, SPECIAL NEEDS WHO ARE COLLEGE BOUND.   

 CHOICES FAIR 2018


 THE CHOICES FAIR IS FREE OF CHARGE FOR FAMILIES, PROFESSIONAL STAFF, AND OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE FROM ONE OF THE CHOICES CONSORTIUM SCHOOLS TO ATTEND CHOICES.  
 
CHOICES IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

 

 WHERE:  Deerfield High School,

                 1959 North Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL 60015

                 https://www.dist113.org/dhs
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​ DATE:   Monday, October 22, 2018

 PARKING AND DOOR ENTRANCE:  ​PARK IN ANY LOT ON 

 CAMPUS.  GOOGLE SATELLITE VIEW OF DHS   




  • LARGE GROUP REGISTRATION:  If you are bringing a large group on busses, please let us know by clicking on this 
    link and filling out the Google Form.  Reserving space for bus parking  is the main reason for letting us know.  There is no charge for you to attend Choices and everyone outside of our districts are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Choices is funded entirely by the sponsoring school districts.  Thanks for your help and we look forward to seeing you at Choices!


 EVENING AGENDA:  ​

 Breakout Session Descriptions: 


 6:00 pm to 6:40 pm:  First Breakout Session for Families (Choose one to attend) 

 Option 1:  Disability Services at  a Large Public University (Auditorium)
                     Dr. Mark Harris, Director of Student Disability Services at the University of Iowa
                     Transition from high school disability services and support to a large college and the disclosure of a disability.  

 Option 2:  Managing the Stress of Transition to College (North Cafe)
                     Pamm Ambrose, Illinois State University
                     From Baseball to Cricket--  It’s a New Ballgame: The Transition from High School to College.   Learn about the

                     different expectations between high school and college and how you can prepare and manage a seamless

                     transition.

 6:50 pm to 7:30 pm:  Second Breakout Session for Families (Choose one to attend - You will still have plenty of time to                                                       check in with representatives at the fair)  

 Option 1:  Planning for Success at College for Students on the Autism Spectrum (North Cafe)
                     Roger Pugh, Ph.D.  Achieve Director, Southern Illinois University
                     The focus of this presentation will be on helping students with autism understand and access appropriate

                     supports on a college campus. Learn strategies to help students increase independence in preparation for the

                     college transition.

 Option 2:  The College Search & Application Process for Students with Disabilities (Auditorium)
                      Gretchen Stauder, Post-High School Counselor, New Trier High School
                      Diane Spillman, School Counselor, Maine South High School

                      This presentation will cover the basic process of researching and applying to college, including what parts of the                        application process are similar and different for persons with disabilities.

 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm:  College Fair ​(Doors will not open before 7:00 pm).  You will still have time to meet with all of the  

                                             college staff even if you attend the 2nd breakout session.  Location: Deefield High School Exhibition                                                  Gym