Navigating the College Search for Students Who Learn Differently

Navigating the College Search for Students Who Learn Differently


Tuesday, February 21, 2023    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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American Academy, a program within American Heritage Schools, is pleased to host “Navigating the College Search for Students Who Learn Differently,” a virtual event via Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. EST. This event is part of American Academy’s monthly speaker series, “Experts in Learning Differences.” Hosted by Alexandra Rollins, admissions director of the American Academy Program, the expert speaker for the February event is Ferne Bork, assistant director of admissions and training coordinator at Landmark College.


The college journey is an exciting time in the lives of students and their families. It can also be incredibly stressful, especially for those children with learning differences. Are they choosing the right college? What questions should they be asking? What level of support do they need? In this episode of “Experts in Learning Differences,” a top college admissions specialist will share details about how parents can gain the knowledge and tools to effectively assess their child’s needs, evaluate the colleges they explore, and successfully prepare for the transition.


Bork is an assistant director of admissions and training coordinator for Landmark College, a four-year liberal arts college in Putney, Vermont, devoted exclusively to students who learn differently. Bork developed a deep connection to Landmark while her son, Aaron, was pursuing his associate degree there. Aaron’s personal experience with the challenges neurodivergent students face in secondary and post-secondary education inspired Bork to create a webinar titled, “Navigating the College Search for Students Who Learn Differently,” which she has presented at countless schools, organizations, and conferences across the country.


“Students who learn differently are apt to compare themselves often and unfavorably to their neurotypical peers, as though they aren’t as intelligent or as capable. Nothing could be farther from the truth,” said Bork. “The fact is they can flourish and contribute in ways that traditional learners may not when they learn to leverage their gifts to meet their challenges. This takes the right setting and the right support.”


The speaker series is streamed live virtually and all previous episodes are available for viewing at any time. The purpose of the speaker series is to educate families about topics that relate to mild learning differences and are relevant today. All of the speakers are experts in the various disciplines of each topic. The American Academy’s goal is to provide families with a place to ask questions and strengthen their knowledge about how to ensure the success of their child.


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Limited spots are available for this free, online, and live event.