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College Support Program: Getting Ready for the Fall at Mansfield Hall

Walking home from dinner last week, after enjoying a beautiful evening on Church St., in downtown Burlington, I overheard someone say that it was the first night that the sun went down before 8pm, and yesterday I saw my first yellow leaf of the season.  No doubt about it: summer is slowly coming to a… Read more »

Accommodations and Modifications in College: Accommodating College

One of the most common inquiries we receive is related to the availability of accommodations in the post-secondary environment. Accommodations are supports and services provided on college campuses to provide qualified students with disabilities equal access and the opportunity to benefit from classes, activities and programs. Academic accommodations must be authorized by what is generally… Read more »

The Changing Collegiate Landscape for Students with Disabilities: The Need for College Support Programs

 Early in the history of American schooling, high school was reserved for the brightest students, those who would become our doctors, lawyers, and engineers. As high school became the norm for all students, college began to play the role of differentiating the future “collars” of our children.  Slowly though, as more and more children began to… Read more »

College Learning and Living: The importance of stretching beyond our comfort zone

Fishing is a popular pastime in my family and has become my favorite way to spend free time as an adult. There are many expressions and phrases that I have heard over the years related to fishing. However, there is one that I use regularly today both on and off the water: “You can’t catch a fish if you don’t put a line in the water.”

New Summer Program Helps Students Prep for College

The College Readiness Program Emphasizes Academic and Life Skills Development Mansfield Hall, a Burlington (Vermont) college assistance and residential program for students with learning challenges, mild autism, and other conditions, has launched a comprehensive eight-week summer program for students with college aspirations and entering college freshmen who are looking for an intensive college prep program…. Read more »

Mansfield Hall Welcomes Jasmine Lamb as Program Director

We are happy to announce the addition of Jasmine Lamb to our team as program director. Jasmine thrives when working with organizations that foster community, learning, and personal growth, which made her a perfect addition! As program director Jasmine will oversee day-to-day operations of Mansfield Hall and work closely with staff to provide an integrated… Read more »

Anchoring Social Skills in the Real World: Authentic College Support Program

Most would agree that the earliest institutions of education were in the form of apprenticeships. The Master Carpenter would take on a student and teach them how to construct buildings through on the job training. The student would learn math, science, physics, and business while actually doing it. Indeed, our schooling systems still rely heavily… Read more »