3rd Annual College Bound Resource Fair Feb. 2

Staff and volunteers at the 2018 College Bound Fair

The 3rd Annual College Bound Resource Fair for students with disabilities is returning to Bellevue College on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event is open to the public and was created specifically for aspiring college students with disabilities as well as the families and educators in their lives.

“This is a great opportunity for the entire community to learn more about resources available to support the college, and career goals, of people with disabilities. We have vendors and presenters from across King County, and a panel of students who will speak to their own experience,” said Maile Allen, Marketing Specialist for the Occupational & Life Skills (OLS) program Bellevue College.

Presentations include Making the Parental Shift by Julie Pollard, Director of ACHIEVE at Highline College, From High School to College: A Checklist by Alison McCormick, Director of Mainstay and SAILS at Seattle Central College, Independent Living in an Inclusive College Campus: Ready for the “Real” World by Brenda Barrio, Director of Washington State University ROAR and Getting Ready for Work While in College by Pilar Lopez, Associate Dean of OLS Bellevue College.

Vendors and nonprofits will also be on hand to provide more information about their support services. College Bound is free to attend and will be held in the Bellevue College cafeteria. Everyone from 9th-12th graders, high school graduates, young adults and adults are encouraged to attend.

Occupational & Life Skills (OLS) Bellevue College is an accredited associate degree program for adults with learning disabilities. In its uniquely supportive program, students identify and develop a career pathway, gain marketable, workplace-readiness skills, and complete an internship with a local business. By applying academic skills through service learning and growing interpersonal skills, students gain the confidence they need to become gainfully employed, contributing citizens who advocate for themselves and the learning disability community.

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Last Updated February 12, 2019