Date: Sat. April 29
Time: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Wilfrid Laurier University, Senate and Board Chamber, Paul Martin Centre, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo
Register: To register online, please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/high-school-to-higher-learning-registration-29698389683
Topics: The interactive discussions will explore the realities of life on campus, how to prepare and what needs to change to improve the experience including:
Academic Supports - What are they and why are they necessary?
Campus Life - How accessible are our campuses?
Preparing for Post-Secondary - A panel discussion with current post-secondary students with special needs providing ‘real-life’ advice.
Registration is open to Grade 11 and above students with special needs, parents/caregivers, post-secondary faculty, staff, school board guidance counsellors, SEAC members and board and agency professionals.
Guest speaker: Irwin Elman, Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth.
Panel Discussion and Q and A: Moderated panel discussion with current post-secondary students with special needs and post-secondary representatives
World Café: To allow youth/families the opportunity to have individual conversations with the speakers.