Students, their parents, and the professionals who support them are invited to Star on Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Learn about a multitude of options available to students after high school.
The day will focus on transitional programs available for post-secondary students in the areas of employment, community, and education. Professionals from all three domains participated on panel discussions.
Saturday, March 2, 2019. 9am - 3pm
Hear keynote speaker John Marble (see bio below) and then take part in a 4-part rotation of break-out sessions:
KEYNOTE SPEAKER JOHN MARBLE
John Marble is a Neurodiversity & Innovation Consultant as well as a writer and speaker on innovation and autistic issues. His professional background includes an appointment by President Obama to the United States Office of Personnel Management where he focused on workforce development, innovation, and incorporating best practices and thinking of the technology sector into government services. As someone whose resume includes working in warehouses to inside the White House, John describes himself as someone who constantly questions and explores how we can improve systems in order to create better products, policy, and outcomes. He is also an adventurer whose curiosity to tease-out outcomes from complex issues has taken him around the world to research solutions from disparate societies. As a person on the autism spectrum, John brings an invaluable first-hand perspective to his talks and is an inspiring example of what is possible for a person with learning differences.
Student Lounge open during the breakout sessions.
Lunch provided with time to socialize, connect and network.
Vendor fair - get to know the agencies that support young adults with learning differences.
Participants have the option of scheduling individual, complimentary, 15-minute appointments with any of the agencies represented in the breakout sessions.