AFTER THE ACCEPTANCE LETTER:
Transition to College Workshops
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN FEBRUARY 15 FOR WORKSHOPS IN APRIL, MAY, & JULY
After the Acceptance Letter works with diverse learning high school students and families during their senior year to understand the differences between high school and college, increase self-awareness, self-advocacy, time management, conflict resolution, connection to campus supports, and provide college readiness skills to prepare students for the transition to college. Using research-based strategies, students will be taught strategies and habits that lead to college success. Through 100% synchronous, virtual sessions students will practice through repetition the skills of problem solving and conflict resolution using real world scenarios and reflection questions.
After the Acceptance Letter also includes parent consultation specifically designed to address questions and concerns of incoming college parents. 1:1 parent consultation with Jennifer Sullivan, M.S. will offer an opportunity for parents to ask questions and learn strategies specific to their son/daughter. Parents will also participate in a facilitated small group session offering a community of parents who also have a student preparing to enter college. The goal of the parent meeting is to provide an opportunity for community building, resource sharing and provide alternative perspectives and connection for families.
After the Acceptance Letter also includes workshop sections intentionally designed to support the needs of students with autism in the college transition. Students will learn the skills mentioned above with a focus on understanding the new hidden rules and social expectations of communicating with professors and roommates, self-advocacy, and mental flexibility.
College Skills Taught :
Research based strategies to prepare your son/daughter for college.
Self-advocacy and independent decision making
Planning and goal setting
How to connect with the campus Accessibility Office
Understanding of accommodations and their benefits
Understanding the decision to disclose a disability
Learning college expectations, supports and services
Time management and scheduling
Written and verbal communication with professors
Straightforward advice about residence life, living with a roommate and meeting new people
Self-awareness of personal strengths and challenges
Increasing cognitive flexibility
Healthy stress management
"I learned what college is really like.
I feel like I have more confidence to go to college and do well."
Registered student/family will be given a free copy of the book "Sharing the Transition to College: Words of Advice for Diverse Learners and Their Families" upon registration.
Students will need a 1-1.5" three ring binder, pen/pencil and computer with internet connection.
Workshops will be led by Jennifer Sullivan, founder of Fast Forward College Coaching, and educator who has taught higher education diverse learners including students with autism for over 18 years. Workshops will begin promptly at the starting time. Skills will be taught in 'real-world', straightforward language. Students will learn then apply skills to actual college 'what if' scenarios. Skills will be taught consecutively with continuous review of previously learned skills to reinforce learning.
Weekly Emails and Learning Resources:
Families will receive emails at the beginning of each week highlighting skills taught, worksheets, tips and conversation starters families can use and practice at home during the college transition.
Upon registration, families will choose either:
SESSION #1 - 4 consecutive Sunday evenings in April
SESSION #2 - 4 consecutive Monday evenings in April
SESSION #3 - 4 consecutive Sunday evenings in May
SESSION #4 - 4 consecutive Monday evenings in May **reserved workshop for college-bound students with autism
SESSION #5 - 4 consecutive Monday mornings in July
SESSION #6 - 4 consecutive Monday evenings in July ** reserved workshop for college-bound students with autism
** All 1:1 Parent Consultations and Parent Community meetings will be scheduled separately within the workshop month selected
(For example, students may register for Sunday evenings in April but parent/s will coordinate a 1:1 meeting at a time convenient for them)
ONLY 12 SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE PER MONTH. REGISTER NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
Registration Before April 1st Workshop Cost: $595 (includes all taxes and cost of free book & shipping)
Registration After April 1st Workshop Cost: $695 (includes all taxes and cost of free book & shipping)
The college transition can be overwhelming. I understand. Feel free to email me with your questions or concerns: