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Coming Fall 2019



 Top Mistakes Parents Make During the Transition to College.  Preparing for the transition to college for students with   disabilities on a larger campus and general tips.  Mark Harris, Director of Student Disability Services at the University of   Iowa.  

 Planning for Success at College for Students on the Autism Spectrum.  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.

 The College Search & Application Process for Students with Disabilities.  Gretchen Stauder, Post-High School Counselor,   New Trier High School and 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.

 Managing the Stress of Transition to College.  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.


 Accessing services on a large campus.  Preparing for the transition to college for students with disabilities.  

 Ashley Brickley, Assistant Director of the University of Missouri Disability Center. 

 Accessing services on a small campus and program level supports.  
​ Jimmie Smith, Director of the Learning Effectiveness Program, ​University of Denver 

 Supports for students with Autism on a campus.  Preparing for the transition to college for students with autism.  

 Lynn Gallagher, Ed.D., Director of Disability Services at the Lynch Learning Center at Loras College

​​ Mental health supports at college and preparing for the transition to college.  

 Brooke Ruxton, Executive Director of Counseling and Consultation Services at Northern Illinois University


 From High School to College-Transition Strategies (Cafeteria)
 Susan Rapp, Associate Director and Counselor at Center for Learning and Access, Bradley University

 Disability Services, Supports, Advantages, and Survival Tips at Local Community Colleges (Robert Moore Auditorium)
 Tom Crowe, Director, Office for Students with Disabilities CLC; Teresa O’Sullivan, Special Needs Manager/Lecturer,   Access, Equity & Diversity/Access and Disability Resource Center/Division of Languages, Humanities & the Arts Oakton CC;   Debbie Franzen, Accommodation/Transition Specialist, Access & Disability Service, Harper College
 How to Access Services on a Large Campus (Robert Moore Auditorium)
 Jill Sieben-Schneider, Assistant Director Disability Services, University of Colorado Boulder

 Mental Health 201: Managing your Mental Health for a successful first year  (Cafeteria)
 Jason Wynkoop, Executive Director of EDGE Learning & Wellness Collegiate Community


​ How to Access Services on a Large Campus
 (Commons) Michigan State University
 From High School to College-Transition Strategies.  (East Cafeteria) Student Panel from Project Success-University of   Wisconsin-Oshkosh

 Technology Applications for College Success. (1100) Technical Coordinators from  High School District 113

 Addressing Mental Health on the College Campus.(1200) David Shor, PhD. Director of Clinical Services, Northwestern   University



 Top Mistakes Parents Make During the Transition to College.pdf

 Learning and Technology for the College Student.pdf

 A Successful College Supports Program for  Students on the Autism Spectrum Enrolled in  the University.pdf


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