FALL 2017 Ready for take-off CONFERENCE

Saturday, September 16, 2017
8:30am - 12:00pm
*Registration begins at  8:00am

Dominican University | Priory Campus
7200 W. Division
Aula Auditorium
River Forest, IL 60305


Single Adult Ticket     $39.99
Couple Tickets*          $59.99
Student Tickets**        $24.99
CEU's/PD Credits        $10.00 extra

A copy of the book Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen with ADHD or LD for College will be included with the cost of registration


*Couple tickets are for two adult family members.
**Students who are in college or graduate school may also benefit from the conference.  If students under 18 attend the conference, they must be accompanied by an adult.



  • The Priory Campus is located near the intersection of Harlem and Division. 
  • Enter the Priory Campus from Division Street.
  • Guests can park in the Outer East  Lot or... 
  • Or they can park on the one-way circle drive.  Drive counter-clockwise on the circle drive.
  • Guests can park in any space denoted by green markings (except handicap spots). 
  • Guests should NOT park in the Outer West Lot or any locations denoted in red.
  • Guests should enter the building via the Priory Main Entrance at the east end of the complex, shown in the orange circle on the attachment.
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College Readiness 4 Success is proud to be a community partner of Dominican University.  Through the sponsorship of their School of Education and School of Social Work, three PD hour credits are available for Educators and three CEU's are available for Mental Health Professionals who attend the Fall 2017 Ready for Take-Off Conference.


Theresa E. Laurie Maitland, PhD, CPCC
Educator The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Author- Ready For Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen with ADHD or LD for College

Karin M. Grimes, LCSW
Owner, Life Transitions Coaching

Chris Everett, College Financial Planner
President, Everett Wealth Solutions, Inc. (EWS)


This informative conference is based on the books Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen with ADHD or LD for College and On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD (Quinn & Maitland, 2011, APA/Magination Press).  Parents and professionals will learn how to help their college bound teen use the time in high school to prepare for life in college and beyond.


For Educators and Mental Health Professionals

Moderator: Theresa Maitland - “Applications for School & Therapy Office”    

This session will discuss how professionals who work with college bound teens and their families can integrate the information from the conference into their current practice.

For Everyone at the Conference

Moderator:   Chris Everett, “Pay the Right Price for College - Not the Sticker Price” 

This session will discuss how to lower the cost of college, how to earn family generated scholarships and how to help students select a career in which they are fit to flourish.  Attendees receive a Tuition Reward Scholarship valued at $500.