Nov 17, 2011

GMU Hosts a College and Career Forum for Students with Disabilities

On Saturday, November 19, George Mason University will host Future Quest 2011, a biennial career and college forum for students with disabilities. Parents as well as professionals are also invited to attend the event which will open at 8:00 am in GMU’s Johnson Center.

Three sessions, featuring more than 20 workshops (some in Spanish) will cover everything from the college application process to how to survive on campus with a disability. Topics include:

  • Preparing for College: From A-Z

  • Financing College Beyond “Pennies from Heaven”

  • Range of Learning Support Services on College Campuses

  • There are No IEP’s in College: Transition from High School to College

  • Self-Advocacy: Making It Happen in College and Beyond

  • Postsecondary Education Isn’t Always College

  • Organizational Strategies

  • NVCC and on to a Four Year College

  • Surviving the Fallout: What are Some of the Roadblocks to a Successful Transition to College and What To Do If Your Student Comes Home

Some guest speakers and panelists will be available for lunch time question-and-answer sessions in “George’s CafĂ©” on the third floor, above the Johnson Center food court.

Future Quest 2011 is free and open to the public. For more information or to register online, visit the Virginia College Quest website.

If you’re a student with a disability or the parent of a student with a disability, this is a terrific opportunity to ask questions and learn from the experts.

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