A free series of virtual presentations designed for RI Students who will be accessing support services as they transition to college, Families and Educators. Whether you’re still deciding which college best suits you, plan to attend college locally or out of state–now is the time to gather knowledge to prepare for college success.
Note: Each presentation has its own registration link. Download the event flyer for complete details on each presentation.
April 29, 6:30 -8:00 PM
Get Ready For College: How Diverse Learners and Their Families Can Prepare for the Transition to College
Presenter: Jennifer Sullivan, author and founder of Fast Forward College
Jennifer Sullivan, author and founder of Fast Forward College Coaching, will lead the discussion to help attendees successfully navigate the transition from high school to college with a focus on disability support in higher education. Topics include differences between high school and college, the variety of supports in college, disability disclosure, getting accommodations in college and what students and families can do in high school to prepare for college.
May 13, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Assistive Technology on the College Campus and Virtual!
Presenter: Kelly Charlebois, ATP Executive Director TechACCESS of RI
This session will discuss how assistive technology (AT) use should be addressed as part of your transition plan and what funding options are available for AT that will be used in the college setting. We will also discuss tools and strategies that can be used to support executive functioning, reading, writing and note-taking.
May 27, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
The College Panel
The College Panel is made up of young men and women who have disabilities that have successfully completed or are currently navigating college. They will share with you their personal experiences of accessing Disability Support Services, the college campus, courses and extracurricular activities. Find out what college is REALLY like. This is an exciting time for everyone. Listening to the College Panel will help in planning and will give tips to have a positive college experience.
Sponsored by: RI Regional Transition Centers, RI Department of Education Office of Student, Community and Academic Support, and RI Office of Rehabilitation Services.