DEI Institute 2022: Accessibility for all students

  • 05/25/2022
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online (Zoom)
  • 75


Accessibility for all students

The complexity of student learning profiles is growing, as is their identification. Join us for a session where we will learn more about how to guide our neurodiverse students to colleges with appropriate support programs and services. 

 Alexander Morris-Wood

 Dean of Admissions, Transition Programs, & Strategic  Outreach

 Beacon College

Alexander (Alex) Morris-Wood is the Dean of Admissions, Transition Programs, & Strategic Outreach at Beacon College.  Alexander helped create Beacon College’s Transition Center which focuses on innovative programming for young adults with learning disabilities.  There, he designed Navigator PREP, the country’s first virtual transition-to-college program for students and parents in an effort to proactively address the executive functioning, social, and emotional regulation deficits that impede on college success. Since his arrival, Alex also created Beacon Foundations, a live, virtual online semester program for students who learn differently.  This program aims to develop students’ executive functioning, reading comprehension, and written expression skills prior to entering an on-campus program.  Since the launch of these programs in 2018, Alex, and his team, have worked with over 1,000 students with learning difficulties as they proactively prepare for life after high school.  

Alex has designed training programs for other colleges and programs, including a semester-long training initiative with Savannah State University.  There, he works with their Professional Advisors and Peer Tutors on how to differentiate instruction and approaches for students who learn differently.  Alex is also designing curricula for high schools to support post-secondary preparation for students and parents both for private institutions and larger school districts in Florida. 

Alexander has presented nationally and internationally on topics including systemic barriers in higher education for students with learning disabilities, family systems theory, and strategies to improve transitional outcomes for at-risk students.  Recently, Alexander was identified as one of the Top 100 Educational Leaders in America by the Global Forum for Education and Learning. Alexander has a master’s degree in mental health counseling where he focused on adjustment disorders for students with learning differences entering college environments.  

 Annie Tulkin

 Author & Public Speaker

 Founder & Director

 Accessible College

Annie Tulkin is the Founder and Director of Accessible College, as well as an author and public speaker. She is an expert in the area of college preparation and transition for students with physical disabilities and health conditions, and she supports students and families across the country. Annie was the Associate Director of the Academic Resource Center at Georgetown University for nearly 6 years. In that position she supported undergraduate, graduate, and medical students with physical disabilities and health conditions and oversaw academic support services for the entire student body. Annie has worked in the field of disability for much of her professional career. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education from DePaul University, a Masters in Special Education from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Certificate in Health Coaching from Georgetown University. Annie was a Peace Corps Volunteer (Mongolia, '03-'05) and a Fulbright Fellow (Mongolia, '07-'08).  She resides in Silver Spring, MD with her husband and daughter.  

This event is part of the DEI Institute Series

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This session will be recorded. 

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