College STAR Virtual Conference

Preparing students who learn differently for college success

The College STAR Virtual Conference: Preparing students who learn differently for college success, is a free, full-day, online conference for students, families, and professionals seeking meaningful resources and information about transition and access in higher education for students with diverse learning profiles. Professionals from across the country are assembling to inform participants about topics such as: accessibility services and accommodations, developing a college-level learning and support profile for individual students based on the student’s strengths and anticipated needs, and the identification of ‘right fit’ student support programs based on these needs. The mission of this conference is to provide tools and resources for students with learning and attention differences and assist participants in identifying best practices when conducting the transition from high school to college. The College STAR Virtual Conference is an inaugural event hosted by the College STAR Student Support Network.

Conference Program

The 2020 College STAR Student Support Network Program (PDF) contains a ton of useful information about all the sessions, presenters, and student support programs involved in this years conference.


The complete conference schedule contains meeting links and descriptions for all conference sessions.

Schedule at a glance

8:00am - 8:45am (EDT)
Welcome & Kickoff

9:00am - 9:45am (EDT)
Navigating the College Search Process for Students with LD/ADHD/EFD

10:00am - 10:45am (EDT)
Building Your College Support Plan

11:00am - 11:45am (EDT)
Executive Skill Learning Profile

12:00pm - 12:45pm (EDT)
The Semester at a Glance: Time management and organizational tool.

1:00pm -1:45pm (EDT)
Program Spotlight and Q&A

2:00pm - 2:45pm (EDT)
Navigator Prep at Beacon College

3:00pm - 3:45pm (EDT)
Beyond Academics: Hard Facts and Soft Skills for Post-Secondary Success

4:00pm - 4:45pm (EDT)
Promoting Self-Advocacy: Building Essential Skills for the Transition to College

5:00pm - 5:45pm (EDT)
The Course Progress Record (CPR) Strategy for College Classes

6:00pm - 6:45pm (EDT)
Program Spotlight and Q&A

The ToolKit

Providing tangible takeaways from each session was a goal of the College STAR Student Support Network team. The 2020 Virtual Conference Toolkit is that takeaway. It is a collection of useful tools provided by today's presenters.

Setting up Zoom

The entire conference will take place over Zoom. Please see our Zoom page to find help creating a free Zoom account and for more information about setting up Zoom on your device. If you have any trouble, please check in with our Virtual Information Desk.

Virtual Information Desk

Zoom meeting password: cs2020

The Virtual Information Desk is a Zoom meeting room with College STAR Team members who can help point you to information and resources and troubleshoot any challenges you may be having accessing conference materials or meeting rooms.