#DifferentChoicesProgram

Program Schedule

TUES Oct 26

5/5

10/26

6:00-7:15 pm ET

For students with learning disabilities or mental health challenges, next steps can sometimes feel more daunting than exciting. And choosing the next step — a college, a career, even a year off — can be frustrating. There is no single or guaranteed path to success — but with some planning and reflection you can design a path that works for you. Learn More.

5/5

10/26

7:30-8:45 pm ET

Many students with learning disabilities and/or mental health challenges plan to earn a college degree, but worry about support and accommodations.

Join us for a lively conversation about college admissions, and discover how colleges are meeting the needs of students with disabilities. Our panel will offer a range of perspectives — making for an engaging and informative evening. Learn More.

TUESDAY WORKSHOPS

Tues. Oct. 26 4:00-5:00 pm ET FREE

Understanding Your Credit Score

Learn from a TD Bank Financial Education Specialist all about how to protect, monitor and improve your credit score, with helpful tips and detailed info on understanding your credit report, loan repayment options and more. Learn more.

Sponsored by TD Bank.​ 

Tues. Oct. 26 5:00-6:00 pm ET FREE

What You Need To Know About Asking for Accommodations in College

 

Only about 1 in 5 students with disabilities seek out needed accommodations in college, contributing to depression and dissatisfaction with the college experience. But understanding how to ask for the accodatins you need and who to ask can make a big difference.

WEDS Oct 27

5/5

10/27

6:00-7:15 pm ET

For the parents and caregivers of soon-to-be high school graduates, watching the person you have cared for quickly develop a new sense of independence and head off to college or a career often requires that you change as well.

Understanding the dynamics involved in supporting your student as they take these important steps can help reduce the stress on you and your family. You know your student still needs support but you also want to create room for growth. Learn More.

Presented in partnership with LDA America

5/5

10/27

7:30-8:45 pm ET

Current students managing mental health challenges open up and share some of the things no one tells you about when you’re a student with mental illness. Get ready for a powerful and rarely heard perspective on navigating the college experience. Learn more.

Presented in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (MA)

WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS

Weds Oct. 27 4:00-5:00 pm ET FREE

What Does a Hiring Manager Look For?

Learn what hiring managers look for when they have entry-level positions to fill. No experience? No problem! Learn how to sell your skills and talents with little or no previous job experience. Presented by Bridges from School to Work — Boston. Get more details or sign up now.

Weds. Oct. 26 5:00-6:00 pm ET FREE

How College Admissions Officers Think About College Readiness

Get advice from a College Admissions expert on how to think about college readiness. Are you ready for a independent college experience? For families, students and educators.

THURS Oct 28

5/5

10/28

6:00-7:15 pm ET

Work and Apprenticeships for Powering a Career

Accredited vocational and technical training programs, part-time learning and certifications, and apprenticeships all provide interested students with opportunities to develop valuable skills, explore careers, learn a trade, and sometimes earn a degree while doing it. Learn more.

THURSDAY WORKSHOPS

Thurs. Oct. 28 4:00-5:00 pm ET FREE

To Disclose or Not to Disclose—and How

A practical conversation about whether, when, and how to disclose your disability at school, an internship, or in the workplace. Presented by Lime Connect. Get more details or sign up now.

Thurs. Oct. 26 4:00-5:00 pm ET FREE

Finding Your Way — Focus on Your Abilities

This workshop will introduce you to tools that will help you find the things that you are best at and that interest you most to focus on where you go next. And it will help you find the resources to get you there.

FRI Oct 29

5/5

FRIDAY WORKSHOPS

FRI. Oct. 29 5:00-6:00 pm ET FREE

Preparing YOUR Finances for College

College planning is NOT just saving FOR college. College planning includes saving ON the cost of college. When it comes to college planning there is no one-size-fits-all solution. 

This workshop will help you discover the ins and outs of a very complex topic and how to apply the aspects of college planning and funding to your circumstances. Find out how to avoid paying one dollar more for college than absolutely necessary. Presented by The Moody Street Group

Register Today

Register for any of the programs. We’ll send you Zoom links and reminders before each event. After the presentation, we’ll also send you some additional resources.

Programs and presenters are subject to change. We’ll let you know by email if you are registered.