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This event will provide useful information for students with disabilities on navigating the changes from high school to college or employment. Sessions will educate students on how to register with the Disability Support Services Office on any college campus and request services and accommodations. Students will learn how time management skills play a part in managing a semester-by-semester calendar and receive instruction on how to use Assistive Technology to meet their academic needs. Sessions for students who plan to enter the workforce will cover information about the job search, application and interview processes. Students will learn how to request work place accommodations as well as what resources in the community are available to help youth meet their employment goals.
Keynote presentation by John Robinson, 2014 White House Champion of Change and internationally known CEO of Our Ability.
Registration will be done through the student’s school district. Parents, students and professionals wanting to attend this event must register through a school district or BOCES center located in the ONC region or the DMCO region. When registering students, parents and professionals will be asked to choose Group A if they or their student plans to go to college or Group B if they or their student plans to go right to the workforce. You will also select ONE additional workshop: Time Management/ Disability Etiquette, Technology or the Digital Environment. Descriptions of each of these sessions are provided in the attached flyer. Parents and professionals wishing to attend just the keynote presentation, may do so if they desire.
An Agency Fair will be held throughout the day. Local agency representatives will be available to answer questions and provide information about their programs.
The event is especially designed for: students with disabilities in grades 9+; parents; teachers and staff.
Questions about this event can be directed to Gabriella Vasta at firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 746-4744