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Let's Talk LD 2020 College Planning and Transition Conference for Neurodiverse Learners

event starts

26 Sep 2020

event ends

27 Sep 2020



Our College Planning and Transition Conference for Neurodiverse Learners is one of only a few full-day college conferences in the nation that is designed and produced specifically for learners who are neurodiverse (and the family members, allies, and transition professionals who support them) who have an interest in postsecondary educational pursuits. During our Conference, topics and discussions include, but are not limited to:

*the college search and college admissions application planning;

*college application and admissions advice;

*assessing a good college fit;

*assistive technology and learning strategies to improve academic success;

*accessing accommodations in college;

*accessing public, private, and community services to support college transition;

*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;

*discovering what can be learned from current college students who are neurodiverse and their families.

This year’s Let’s Talk LD 2020 College Planning and Transition Conference for Neurodiverse Learner has been reimagined. This year we have also challenged our presenters and conference attendees to consider with great seriousness the kind of consciousness-raising that must occur, both within and outside of the neurodiverse ecosystem, to create actionable means of addressing complex issues of the injustice faced by learners who are neurodiverse as they journey from college student access, through college student success, to career success.  As stakeholders in the college transition and/or Special Education ecosystem, we too must engage in critical self-reflection and consider the role that we play in impeding the advancement of learners who are neurodiverse. If we are to consider fully the impact of these inequities, we must also consider how we might work collaboratively to identify and remedy educational and social injustices that undermine the college access, college success, and career success that neurodiverse BIPOC students and other adversely impacted students of color face.

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

01 Jul 2020

Call closes at 11:59 PM

07 Aug 2020

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A session submission is a fully planned session consisting of one of the following formats: lecture; demonstration; symposium; working group roundtable; panel discussion; or workshop.

Please review the following policies and procedures very carefully. Failure to follow these policies will result in session submissions being removed from consideration.

  • Submissions are open to special education advocates (all types), admission, transition, and independent education consulting professionals, and educational, clinical, and therapeutic professionals. All submitters need to manage their Submission through our Sessionize Portal.
  • The Submission system will open at 12:00 a.m. on July 1, 2020.
  • Submissions will be accepted between July 1, 2020, and July 31, 2020.
  • Submissions must arrive by the deadline on July 31, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Let’s Talk LD accepts fully planned sessions consisting of one of the following formats: lecture; demonstration; symposium; working group roundtable; panel discussion; or workshop.
  • All accepted presenters, chairs, and discussants are expected to register for and attend the conference and be present at the scheduled sessions for which you are registered. The initial schedule should be released by August 9, 2020.; presenters must register by September 4, 2020, to be retained as a Conference speaker.
  • Those submitting sessions acknowledge that Let’s Talk LD may record, photograph, or otherwise broadcast sessions, activities, or events related to the Conference.

Session Requirements

  • A session submission is a fully planned session consisting of one of the following formats: lecture; demonstration/performance; symposium; working group roundtable; panel discussion; or workshop. 
  • A lecture is an oral presentation intended to convey information or educate an audience about a particular subject or topic.
  • A demonstration/performance includes using, showing, or illustrating a particular technique, tool, or method to convey the value of an approach, technique, methodology, research, or finding.
  • A symposium creates an opportunity for a small-group interaction or interactive discussion among presenter(s) and discussants occur. This could include a town hall meeting or any other format designed to offer key points and stimulate vigorous conversation. Symposium presenters are expected to prepare a paper or commentary paper. There must be a minimum of four and no more than six participants. The symposium must be facilitated by a Chair and must include audience participation.
  • A working group roundtable is designed to bring individual researchers or practitioners together for discussions where there is a potential for new substantive gains and/or cooperation. The participants in the Symposium must be from different academic institutions or across different professional fields but working on a common set of issues, problems, or themes.
  • A workshop provides the presenter with an opportunity to share information or to discuss a problem, project, or shared interest. Presentations should allow sufficient time for discussion and interaction with the audience.
  • The Session Title should not exceed 20 words.
  • A Session Abstract should be provided and should not exceed 150 words.
  • A Session Summary should be provided that does not exceed 500 words. Please include the session objectives, an overview of the presentation, why you believe your session is of significance, and insights about the structure of the session.

For Detailed Information about how to serve as a Presenter for the Let's Talk LD 2020 College Conference click on CALL FOR PRESENTERS

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