Options Fair Schedule of Events

6:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome/Keynote

Auditorium

Carolina Schoenbeck, Special Education Program Coordinator, Morton West High School

Taryn Chrapkowski, Transition Services Coordinator, Hinsdale District 86

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ┬áResource Fair

Fieldhouse

The 2017 Options Fair is divided into three clusters for families to explore. The purpose of this design is to streamline the experience for individual students and their families. The fieldhouse will be filled with representatives from college degree programs, college experience programs, and adult agencies/services.

6:45-8:30 p.m. Speaker Breakout Sessions

College Degree Programs

 

This cluster was designed for students and their families seeking information regarding the admissions process and accommodations available at two-year or four-year colleges and universities. Students who are enrolled in college prep level high school courses and are receiving accommodations to their tests should align with this cluster of presentations. Consider attending the formal presentations in the auditorium or meet many other representatives from college degree programs in the fieldhouse. Schools are organized in alphabetical order in the field house.

6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign
7:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Loras College
7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Northern Illinois University
7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Intermission (No Presentation)
7:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Southern Illinois University (Achieve)
8:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Lincoln College
8:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

College Experience Programs

Little Theatre

This cluster is designed for students who are receiving accommodations but also have their high school curriculum and tests significantly modified and/or are enrolled in self-contained English, math, science, and social studies. Students in this cluster are interested in continuing their education formally after high school with a focus of developing vocational, social, independent living, and academic skills to achieve entry-level employment and beyond. Consider attending the formal presentations in the Little Theatre or meet many other representatives from college experience programs in the fieldhouse. Schools are organized in alphabetical order in the fieldhouse.

6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. College of DuPage (Coach Program)
7:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Elmhurst Learning & Success Academy (ELSA)
7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PACE at National Lewis
7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Intermission (No Presentation)
7:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. University of Iowa (Reach)
8:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Judson (Rise)
8:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Shepherds Ministries

Agencies

Student Cafeteria

Students in this cluster participate in life skills curriculum during high school. Representatives from a variety of agencies are available to provide insights regarding topics such as accessing state funding and services, obtaining government benefits, guardianship, long-term financial planning, day programs, vocational supports, and special recreation. Consider attending the formal presentations in the student cafeteria or meet many other representatives from various agencies in the fieldhouse. Agencies are organized in alphabetical order in the fieldhouse

6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. DayOne Pact, Inc (State Funding and Services)
7:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Protected Tomorrows (Government Benefits and Planning)
7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Life’s Plan Inc. (Guardianship, Trusts, and Able Act)
7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Intermission (No Presentation)
7:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Ray Graham (Day Programming, Vocational, and Independent Living)
8:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. SEASPAR (Special Recreation)
8:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Department of Rehabilitation Services (Vocational, College Funding, Home Services)