High school students who are deaf or hard of hearing and their parents will get ideas about life after high school at FutureQuest, a free 1-day conference offered in Denver by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

It will be held on October 2 at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Blvd, Lakewood, Colo, from 8:30 am to 5 pm.

Students can enjoy self-awareness activities that will help them learn what they are good at and what they like to do– whether they are working with others, creating things with their hands, or working on computers–and how that could become their major in college or the focus of their future career. Parents will receive financial information and tips to help them plan for their son or daughter’s life after high school. A complimentary lunch is provided for students and parents. Sign language interpreters will be available.

To be eligible for FutureQuest, students must currently be in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, bring at least one parent or guardian, and attend the entire conference.

Click here to register or for more information on the FutureQuest program, send an e-mail,  or call (585) 475-7695 (voice/TTY).

Another free conference will be held at the same hotel from 9 am to 2 pm on October 1, for teachers, school counselors, Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) counselors, and other professionals who provide support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students making decisions regarding life after high school. This opportunity, PEPNet iTransition, is sponsored by NTID Pre-College Outreach and PEPNet. Click here for more information or to register.

Registration deadline is September 23 for the conferences.

RIT is internationally known as a leader for providing computing, engineering, and imaging technology along with fine and applied arts programs. Through RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the college provides support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. 

[Source: RIT]