Originally published in Inside Higher Ed on December 12, 2014 These days, I find myself in the company of very different students. They live together in a residential and academic support program that was created to help high-functioning students with Asperger’s Syndrome, or students with significant executive function challenges, succeed in college. We provide a… Read more »
As leaves crunched beneath my feet on a trail up Camel’s Hump Mountain last weekend, I realized that fall has begun and that we are moving into yet another magnificent hiking season. Each season brings with it new challenges, and each trail provides a new perspective of the mountain. The mud of spring, the heat… Read more »
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 »
People frequently ask me: How do you know you have achieved success with a young adult? When do you know they are ready to transition to independence?