Future Quest is a FREE college and career conference held every two years for middle and high school students with disabilities, young adults with disabilities, their families, and professionals who work with them. It is organized by George Mason University and the Northern Virginia Transition Coalition. One of the largest events of its kind in Virginia, Future Quest features more than 40 workshops and 40 exhibits related to successful life after high school.
The conference will run from 8 AM to 3 PM on October 26th 2019. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
- Pre-registration at the website will close at 2PM Friday afternoon, October 25.
- On-site registration will still be available in person beginning 8:00 a.m. in the Johnson Center on Saturday, October 26.
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Patrick Gorman is a young man who has achieved impressive personal accomplishments as well as made many contributions to his community. At an early age, he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. A 2014 graduate of Arlington Public Schools, in Virginia, he is currently an Information Technology major and Philosophy minor at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He has actively pursued community engagement and leadership: earning the rank of Eagle Scout within the Boy Scouts of America; working as a Youth Leader for the I’m Determined Project within the Virginia Department of Education; and supporting young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders as a counselor at specialized camps. Through public speaking engagements, he has told his inspiring stories of personal challenges and triumphs. He shares a message of his journey through disability awareness, self-advocacy, and resilience.