Stern Center offers seminars for college-bound students with learning disabilities

Stephanie Hackett

Stephanie Hackett

A free seminar series, “Addressing the Challenges of College for Students with Learning Disabilities: from Application to Graduation,” will be offered at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in March. The seminars, created to help prepare students with learning differences such as dyslexia for the college application process, will feature panelists including Stern Center staff, alumni, and parents; high school counselors; and college support staff. Thanks to support from the Festival of Children Foundation and Youth Service America admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Seminars will be held at the Stern Center’s at 183 Talcott Road in Williston.

Navigating the college admissions process

Tuesday, March 12, 5:30-7 pm

Learn how to prepare for SAT and ACT testing, research appropriate colleges that correspond to your academic needs, and hear strategies for completing college applications.

Advocating throughout college

Tuesday, March 19, 5:30-7 pm

Learn ways to seek additional help through academic skills offices, advocate for accommodations, and understand your rights as a student with learning disabilities.

This seminar series is made possible by Stern Center Alumna Stephanie Hackett.  In her role as the Festival of Children’s Youth Ambassador for Vermont, Stephanie created these seminars to promote positive change in the lives of Vermont children, specifically students with learning style differences.

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