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Free Webinar Series to Help Students with LD Prepare for College, Work and More

Creating a Successful Path Forward for Students with Learning and Other Challenges and Their Families

Students in caps and gowns graduating from high school

Schools for Children is presenting a free three-part series on transition for high school students with learning differences and other social-emotional challenges.



Session 1: Who Will I Become? Tues., Nov. 17, 2020, 7-8 p.m. EST  
Session 2: College Bound with Challenges Thurs., Dec. 3, 2020, 7-8 p.m. EST Sign Up Now
Session Three: Learning & Doing:
When College Isn’t Your First Next Step
Tues., Jan. 12, 2021, 7-8 p.m. EST Sign Up Now


Who should attend: Families looking for vetted transition resources, district professionals responsible for supporting students through transition, educators/counselors at non-SPED schools looking to better support students through transition, providers looking to expand their networks


Upcoming Session:


Session Three: Learning and Doing
When College Isn’t Your First Next Step

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST


After graduating from high school, you may be looking forward to beginning a career. Perhaps, you are interested instead in taking a year to create a stronger application for college, or you may want to explore a different path through an apprenticeship or gap year. 


Our transition experts will provide information and resources available to graduates with learning and social-emotional challenges to help you develop a plan and a network of support. Learn more.


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Series Overview


Students who have overcome learning differences and other social-emotional challenges look to their upcoming high school graduation with excitement and a well-earned sense of achievement. As with all graduates, they may find the excitement mixed with a bit of apprehension about life after high school.


But there are resources available – even in the midst of this pandemic – for students with learning disabilities and social-emotional challenges that are ready to make the transition to college, postsecondary training, work or other exciting alternatives. And despite the many changes you’ve experienced due to the pandemic this year, the timelines for making decisions, applying for college or training, or getting yourself job ready haven’t changed.


That’s why Schools for Children is hosting multiple evenings of panel discussions designed for families with students ready for what happens after high school. Our experts will give you tips and advice to help you manage the process of taking these next steps successfully. 


The webinars/panel discussions are free, but registration is required. A link to the online presentation will be sent to you prior to the event.


Previous Sessions:


Session 1: Who Will I Become?

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST


From college choices to gap years to developing professional skills, students graduating from high school face major life transitions and have many opportunities to choose from. For students with learning and social-emotional challenges and their families, these decisions can be even more complex, especially during a pandemic.


Our transition experts will inspire you to see this period as a unique opportunity for great personal growth and help you explore the options in front of you. Learn More.


Session 2: College Bound with Challenges

Thursday, December 3, 2020, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST

Colleges and universities are increasingly committed to supporting students with mental health and learning differences with some offering offering programs specifically designed to meet the needs of students with moderate learning and social-emotional differences.


Our transition experts will share insights about how to find the best college to meet your needs, tips on the application process and to be successful student. Learn More.


Questions? Contact Denise Moorehead at