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
DATE: Monday, October 22, 2018
PARKING AND DOOR ENTRANCE: PARK IN ANY LOT ON
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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
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
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