(Date To Be Determined)
8:30 - 8:45am
8:45 - 9:00am
Introductions and the Concept of the Checklist
Why are checklists so important? Making the decision on which college is the right fit for you can be difficult and often confusing. The Movin' On checklist concept is a great way for you to keep everything organized and prioritized. Each list you complete will provide you all the information you'll need in order to make an informed decision about your future.
Information for the Parents & Professional
9:00 - 9:30am
Information for the Student
9:00 - 9:30am
Assessing Career Interests & Identity
In many ways, making career plans is similar to planning a vacation. You first must choose a destination and what you want to see or do, and unless you do some "homework," your vacation may end up being a bust. Unlike a vacation, however, if you don't do your homework when making career choices, the results may be more devastating than just a few wasted weeks.
9:30 - 10:00am
Living on Campus
A session designed to provide information and answers to students thinking about living on and near a college campus. We'll talk about working through the potential hurdles when requesting disability accessibility in residence halls.
10:00 - 10:30am
Families today realize that college will be expensive but may still not know how to estimate the true cost counting tuition, housing, food, books, fees, transportation, etc. How to pay for it is the next question? Although there aren't typically sources of aid earmarked for students with disabilities, there are possibilities for those who look.
10:30 - 11:00am
Selecting a College
With thousands of colleges to choose from, parents and students must evaluate on-line materials and if possible visit several colleges. Then they need to apply to a small number of colleges since applying to colleges can be costly. Finally, students must follow the instructions and deadlines that come with the applications. For students with disabilities, exploring each college's services for students with disabilities and how to apply for them should be a criterion for selection.
11:00 - 11:30am
Lunch (on your own)
11:30am - 12:30pm
Computers and College: How Assistive Technology Can Help You
Business Building (BS) 2003
Students will receive a basic assessment of their current technology needs and obtain information about the range of possible technologies available on college campuses for students with disabilities.
12:30 - 1:30pm
By now, you should have an overview of critical information you need and decisions you must make. During the final session, we will review those items, putting them into "one big package." We will conclude with information on documentation required to establish your accommodations and how your strengths, interests, and abilities should influence your choice of a specific degree program.
Workshop Leaders: Pamela King, Dominic Dorsey and Mercedes Cannon, Adaptive Educational Services