The Virtual College & Career Transition Fair for Students with IEPs, 504s and Mental Health Challenges

October 26th-30th, 2021

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Who It's For

A free 100% virtual college & career transition fair for students with IEPS, 504s and mental heath challenges.

 If you’re interested in exploring college and career options and different pathways to success and happiness, this is for you!

We also offer programs geared specifically to students’ families, caregivers, advocates and educators. 

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What It Is

  • Virtual exhibitor booths packed with video and other content.
  • Online presentations with experts
  • 1-on-1 chats with reps from different programs
  • Online info sessions with individual colleges and programs
  • Small-group workshops to gain practical skills
  • And prize giveaways! 
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Why Attend

Explore options you might not know you have – like colleges not on your list, alternative learning programs and apprenticeships..

Discover new careers and how to prepare for them.

Get expert advice from those who have walked a similar path and have insights to share. 

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Get Involved

If you’re interested in becoming and exhibitor or a sponsor or even a Friend of the Fair … welcome! We have lots of info on the website. 

And thank your for joining us in supporting the goals and aspirations of students with learning and mental health disabilities!

#DifferentChoices

Expertise. Advice. Inspiration. And Support.

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Presentations & Panels​

Video presentations featuring diverse voices and perspectives. Get inspired, learn from experts and peers, and plan for a bright future.

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A College Showcase​

Chat with colleges and voc/tech programs that welcome students with disabilities and are committed to student success.

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A Voc/Tech Expo​

Meet representatives from vocational, technical and apprenticeship programs who can help you get started on a career.

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Alternative Learning

Explore less familiar options such as alternative learning, gap year, certification and others ways to find success.

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Small-Group Workshops​

Practical advice on self-advocacy, applications, financial aid, and more. (There is a small fee for workshops.)

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A Supportive Community​

Listen to stories from other students, families, educators, and experts as they share personal experiences.

#thefacts

1 in 5

According to Pew Center research, more than 20% of the high school student population has a learning difference or disability and requires some support or accommodations

1 in 6

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) notes that more than 1 in 6 American students aged 6-17 has sought treatment for anxiety, depression or mood conditions that interfere with learning and school performance.

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#DifferentChoices

Become a Different Choices Exhibitor

Different Choices 2021 offers colleges and other organizations a unique opportunity to connect with prospective students and their families through a streamlined virtual platform.

Spaces are limited. Reserve your spot today!

Let students with learning disabilities know that your institution is invested in their success.

Early-bird pricing starts at just $150 for the full 4-day event.

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Attending is free! Sign up for email updates.

We'll send you an announcement when registration opens. Spaces limited.