MY LD/ADHD JOURNEY TO EMPOWERMENT
Saturday, April 23, 2016
1:00pm - 4:00pm
*Registration begins at 12:30pm
Greater Chicago West
705 Jackson Boulevard
Oak Park, IL 60304
Special Guest Speakers
Hear from two successful college students about how they have transformed self-doubt into success. These speakers are Eye to Eye Diplomats who inspire audiences and ignite hope through stories of their own journeys to self-empowerment.
Eye to Eye is an organization whose mission is to improve the life of every person with a learning disability. Eye to Eye fulfills its mission by supporting and growing a network of youth mentoring programs run by and for those with learning differences, and by organizing advocates to support the full inclusion of people with learning disabilities and ADHD in all aspects of society.
Diplomats are a select group of Eye to Eye’s college-age mentors who are trained to speak to audiences of middle school and high school students with learning differences, their parents and professionals who work with them.
During this presentation, the Diplomats will walk the audience through their journey of educational and personal change, providing a new understanding of LD/ADHD and learning itself.
At the core is a message for people who think differently. The presentation also will provide practical, accessible tips for academic success.
BREAKOUT SESSIONS FOLLOWING MAIN PRESENTATION
Student breakout session with Eye to Eye Diplomats:
- Participate in an interactive art project focusing on self-esteem, self-advocacy skills, meta-cognition, accommodations, and/or allies.
Parent breakout session with Chris Everett, College Financial Planning:
- Discover how to lower the cost of college
- Earn family generated scholarships
- Help your student select a career in which they are fit to flourish.
- Attendees receive a Tuition Reward Scholarship valued at $500.