Students: You are a seeker, and you have a unique Learning Identity. We welcome you, no we do more than that, we Celebrate you! We embrace your Learning Diversability! Creating our website, we mean Your website, has been a labor of love. Our Vision is to provide the compass and the roadmap, to help you navigate your future. With the Right Information and support, figuring out the Right-Fit next steps in your pathway to higher education will be an engaging process that leads to a positive outcome.
Parents: You are the most important partners for your students throughout the college planning process! You have raised them, nurtured them and given them tough love to help them reach this season of their development. We are here to help you, to help them, to LAUNCH!
Interested in finding a Professional IEC (Independent Educational Consultant) to partner with your family in the college planning process?
Contact the IECs who we promote on the website, and see more listings in the “Business Directory,” under the “More” tab.
In the world of work, there are different pathways for obtaining job/career knowledge and skills. As you begin your journey exploring work options, think about how much time you want to spend, how much money you have to invest and where you want to receive the training. Review the 6 categories that we identify on the next page.
In order to determine what resources you will need in your career search, please scroll down to step 2 and review our resources that are free and those that are available for purchase.
In this step you will learn about a suggested process for identifying a career and for selecting the path for getting trained to start working.
High School graduates who don't yet have the readiness for a 2 year or 4 year degree can attend a transition program or complete a post graduate year which will serve as a springboard for higher education.
High School graduates who are seeking travel and/or internships can engage in these experiences to help guide them onto a career path and/or higher education.
High school teens who have or haven't graduated may choose a Certificate Program because it's the shortest and least expensive route for attaining job skills and gainful employment.
High school graduates who are college bound and seeking a 2 year Associates Degree that is stand alone or the foundation for pursuing a 4 year Bachelor's Degree.
High school graduates who aspire to attend college for at least 4 years and receive a Bachelor's Degree.
Assessments help you to develop self-awareness regarding your strengths, skills, personality, aptitude and more. You can use a variety of assessments to develop your holistic and personal profile. This information can empower you to identify your pathway towards the pursuit of a right-fit career!
Our Foundation has developed these brief yet information videos on a wide variety of topics pertaining to your pursuit of Higher Education. Find videos that meet you where you are, and utilize the information to progress through each stage of the process!
Our Co-Founders have written articles on a variety of topics related to learning differences and Neurodiversity. Check them out here!
Find organizations that support your particular learning challenges, and find great resources!
Are you a homeschool parent, stay-at-home parent, or otherwise engaged parent who wants to facilitate your teen's planning for higher education and/or future career? Check out our PEP: Parent Educational Program!
Check out products created by and/or for people who learn differently.
Use this directory to find professionals to support your needs. This directory includes: IECs, SLPs, OTs, Neuropsychologists, Executive Function Coaches, Essay Coaches, Financial Advisors, and other professional practitioners, businesses, services and products.
Begin your search on the O*NET. It is the nation's primary source of occupational information. It contains information on hundreds of standardized occupation-specific descriptors. The FREE website was developed under a sponsorship by the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration through a grant to the North Carolina Department of Commerce. It is the Occupational Informational Network. The url is: onetonline.org
On the O*NET, complete the Interest Profiler Assessment to Identify careers that resonate with your : personality, skills, interests, values, salary goals, work environment, and other lifestyle factors. Then use the information to find career matches, and research them. Choose a few that appeal to you.
Find out if the career you want to pursue requires specific training, a degree, what type of degree, state licensure, federal license and national accreditation/certification. Also determine if there is a set number of hours required as part of an internship or practicum.
Determine if you are able to do training/education online or in-person. Perhaps this is something that you can train for at no cost to you in the military. Consider timeline, financial factors and if relocation is necessary for training/education and/or employment. Explore courses, curriculums, and training formats.
Research schools/training programs online: via websites and also discussion boards of students who have attended. Contact programs and/or institutions of higher learning to arrange in-person visits. When on-campus, talk to students, faculty and staff to find out positives/negatives. Determine if the program is a right-fit for you!
Determine the application deadlines and work backwards to create your own tasks/timeline for the process. Gather documents such as: high schools transcripts, standardized test scores when necessary, recommendation letters and any other required documents. Find out fees involved and if you qualify for fee waivers, VA Benefits or Unemployment Benefits. Determine if there are essays required and if an interview is required. Identify how you will apply; via an online application or via mail in. Plan to complete and submit the application one month prior to the deadline.