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L-W to host college fair for students with disabilities

Participants will receive information about self-advocacy, college admissions criteria and the differences between college and high school.

Lincoln-Way High School District 210 will host its third annual Turning Point College & Career Fair for students with disabilities on Nov. 13 at Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado Ave., Frankfort.

Participants will receive information about self-advocacy, college admissions criteria and the differences between college and high school.

“We believe that every student at Lincoln-Way should use the four years of high school to develop skills, interests and abilities that will lead them to a career they will pursue with passion, and understand how to meet their learning needs at the post-secondary level,” said Karen Murphy, the Pupil Personnel Director at Lincoln-Way North High School. “This program will help students and their families get started in that process.”

The college and career fair is open to Lincoln-Way District 210 students with Individual Education Plans (IEP) or 504 plans.

About a dozen college representatives from the Offices of Disability Services, including Aurora University, Elmhurst College, Joliet Junior College, Moraine Valley, Monmouth, Saint Mary’s of Minnesota, Saint Xavier University, Trinity Christian, University of Iowa and University of Saint Francis, have agreed to participate.

Representatives from the United States Marines and United States Army also will be in attendance.

The evening will begin with check-in at 6:15 p.m. Three breakout sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tentative topics include career/planning outlook, careers in construction, self-advocacy and the  JJC Star Program.

For more information, contact the PPS department at your child’s school:

  • Central – 815-462-2222
  • East – 815-464-4150
  • North – 815-534-3031
  • West – 815-717-3538

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