APRIL 2016 CONFERENCE

THINKING DIFFERENTLY
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

BRIANNA MALIN Eye to Eye Diplomat

BRIANNA MALIN
Eye to Eye Diplomat

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.  

GERALD PORTER Eye to Eye Diplomat

GERALD PORTER
Eye to Eye Diplomat

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.

Conference Co-Sponsors