College Bound Resource Fair

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College is Possible!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 3rd Annual College Bound Resource Fair on Feb 2, 2019. This year’s event was our biggest and most successful event to date with 400 attendees and 20 presentations and vendors.

The College Bound Resource Fair is a unique event created specifically for people with disabilities who aspire to become
college students and the families and educators in their lives. The event includes presentations and resources on college programs, preparing for college, transportation, financing college, advocacy and independence, academic support, and much more!

See below for a list of presenters and vendors from our 2019 event.


2019 Presentations

College Programs: ACHIEVE Highline College, ASN Bellevue College, OLS Bellevue College, SAILS Seattle Central College, WSU ROAR

Independent Living, Ryan Wecker, Director and Christy Bateman, Program Development Director, Enigma-ASD, and Ben Wahl, Program Director – Ryther

Executive Function and the College Student, Cyndie-Lea Wang, Program Manager of Student Success – OLS Bellevue College

Making the Parental Shift, Julie Pollard, Director – ACHIEVE, Highline

From High School to College: A Checklist, Alison McCormick, Director – Seattle Central College

Preparing to Become an Independent College Student, Sara Gardner, Program Director – Autism Spectrum Navigators Program

Independent Living in an Inclusive College Campus: Ready for the “Real” World, Brenda Barrio, Director – Washington State University

Becoming a Successful College Student, Current college students, Panel

The Transitional Triathlon: Developing Independence While in College, Ryan Wecker, Director – Enigma-ASD

Postsecondary Education Options, Phyllis Levine, Ph.D., Independent Education and College Consultant – Education Maven

Getting Ready for Work While in College, Pilar Lopez, Associate Dean – OLS Bellevue College

A Transition is Coming: Building Capable and Confident Independence, Becky Gardner, Independence Coach – A Life of My Own

Assistive Technology, Herb Johnston, Instructor – OLS Bellevue College

Transportation Resources in King County, Cori-Ann Ching, Transit Options Service Coordinator – First Transit

Paying for College, Lojania Siu, Financial Aid – Bellevue College


2019 Presenters & Vendors

  • ACHIEVE Highline College
  • A Life of My Own
  • ASN Bellevue College
  • Bellevue College
  • Do-It University of Washington
  • Education Maven
  • Enigma ASD
  • Everett Community College
  • First Transit
  • Job Corps
  • Hopelink
  • OLS Bellevue College
  • Parent & Student Panels
  • Prudential Advisors
  • Ryther’s Aspiring Youth Programs
  • SAILS Seattle Central College
  • Seattle Central College
  • Workforce Education Bellevue College
  • WSU ROAR

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Last Updated February 21, 2019