Call for Speakers

Call for Speakers is closed, but you can submit your session.
finished 235 days ago

2021 College Planning & Transition Conference for Individuals who are Neurodiverse

event date

2 Oct 2021

location

Online


Our College (and Career) Planning & Transition Conference for Individuals who are Neurodiverse is one of only a few full-day college conferences in the nation that is designed and produced specifically for learners who are neurodiverse who have an interest in postsecondary educational pursuits (and the family members, allies, and transition professionals who support them). Last year, our conference included over 500 registrants representing 7 countries and 26 states and featured an exciting slate of thought leaders, practitioners, and transition professionals who are leaders in their fields. This year's conference will be live-streamed on Saturday, October 2nd. During our Conference, topics, and discussions include but are not limited to:

​During this year’s Conference, topics and discussions may include, but are not limited to:

*Social-Emotional Learning and College/Career Success

*The college search and admissions application planning nuts and bolts

*Evaluating available academic support and college success services in relation to need

*Assessing college fit

*Utilizing Assistive Technology and learning strategies to improve academic success

*Exploring accommodations in college (the legal and practical realities)

*Exploring college transition best practices at both the K-12 and the Post-Secondary Education (PSE) level

*Addressing issues relating to a student's psychosocial readiness for the college transition and college success

*Discovering what can be learned from current college students and career professionals who are neurodiverse

*Developing the Independent Living Skills critical for managing college life and life after college

*Parent education and student advocacy strategies centered on improving postsecondary transition success (education, employment, and civic engagement)

*Engaging in career exploration and assessment

*Conducting research on which type of careers are a good fit for your strengths

*Exploring and selecting a career

*Developing a career action plan and searching for a job

This year's virtual Let's Talk LD 2021 College (and Career) Planning & Transition Conference for Individuals who are Neurodiverse will explore how to not only succeed in college but also make the successful transition to a career. For many individuals who are neurodiverse, the journey from college student access, through college student success, to career success proves difficult to navigate successfully. Factors that undermine diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts play a role in undermining the advancement of individuals who are neurodiverse. If we are to consider fully the impact of these inequities, we must also consider how we might work as a community to identify and remedy educational and social injustices that undermine the college access, college success, and career success of people who are neurodiverse.

Our presenters will focus attention on identifying and navigating those factors and circumstances that serve as barriers to a successful college and career transition. Conference attendees will be invited to consider and discover the kind of action that is required to improve college and career access for individuals who are neurodiverse. At Let's Talk LD, we are committed to working to improve postsecondary (education, career, and civic engagement) outcomes for people who are neurodiverse. We hope that you join us in the effort!

​If you are interested in presenting at this conference, please tell us how you intend to address this year's conference focus in your presentation by completing our Request for Proposal no later than September 5, 2021 (11:59 p.m.).

We look forward to seeing you on October 2nd!

finished 256 days ago
Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

13 Aug 2021

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

10 Sep 2021

This event is in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-07:00) timezone.
Closing time in your timezone () is .

This year's virtual Let's Talk LD 2021 College Planning & Transition Conference for Individuals who are Neurodiverse will explore how to not only succeed in college but also make the successful transition to a career. For many individuals who are neurodiverse, the journey from college student access, through college student success, to career success proves difficult to navigate successfully.

Factors that undermine diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts can play a role in undermining the advancement of individuals who are neurodiverse. If we are to consider fully the impact of these inequities, we must also consider how we might work as a community to identify and remedy educational and social injustices that undermine the college access, college success, and career success of people who are neurodiverse.

Our speakers will focus attention on identifying and navigating those factors and circumstances that serve as barriers to a successful college and career transition and discuss the kind of action that is required to improve college and career access for individuals who are neurodiverse.

At Let's Talk LD, we are committed to working to improve postsecondary (education, career, and civic engagement) outcomes for people who are neurodiverse. We hope that you join us in the effort!


event fee

free for speakers

Login with your preferred account


If you haven't logged in before, you'll be able to register.

Using social networks to login is faster and simpler, but if you prefer username/password account - use Classic Login.