Mansfield Hall’s Winter Excursion: Trip Report

By Bryan Wilkinson Director of Student Life, Burlington, VT January 3rd – 8pm   Everyone has successfully rendezvoused at the hotel in Fort Myers after flying in from various locations across the country. Our group size is five students, two Mansfield Hall staff (Bryan Wilkinson and Jasmine Lamb) and two professional guides from Breakwater Expeditions… Read more »

Registration is now open for The College Inclusion Summit

An intensive three-day gathering for professionals working with campus-based and independent programs that support degree-seeking college students with Autism and related learning differences. Please join us as we gather for a working meeting to discuss successful strategies, challenges and current research related to the support of college students on the Autism Spectrum or related learning… Read more »

Because We are All Family: Guaranteeing Paid Leave for New Parents at Mansfield Hall

New families and employees will often hear “Welcome to the Mansfield Family” on their first day. We don’t mean this lightly. Everything we do at Mansfield Hall is centered around building community. And, as most know, a tight community is no different than family. From our parents, to our students, our fellows, our staff, and even… Read more »

College Support Programs for Students with Asperger’s Syndrome: The Services Cliff

College Support Programs for Students with Asperger’s Syndrome: High School, The Services Cliff, The Buffet Approach, And How To Find the Help You Need In College In November of 1975 then President Gerald Ford signed into law the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which dictates that all public schools (K-12) provide all students “a… Read more »

Rethinking Everything…Literally: College Students with Aspergers Syndrome

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 »

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 »

Mansfield Hall Welcomes Educational Specialist Megan Magnanelli

We are pleased to introduce Megan Magnanelli as our educational specialist. In her role, Megan will work closely with our educational director to provide students with individualized academic support and communicate with appropriate college staff and departments as needed. Before joining Mansfield Hall, she worked in the public school system as a teacher and as… Read more »

Mansfield Hall Welcomes Tim Rich as Educational Director

We are pleased to announce that Tim Rich, MEd, has joined our team as educational director. In his role, Tim will work directly with students to develop their learning goals and plans and will meet with them regularly to review their progress in their academic studies. He brings several years of experience working in secondary… Read more »

Mansfield Hall Opens: College support programs begin this June

Mansfield Hall, a college assistance and residential program for students with learning disabilities, mild autism, and other conditions, will open its doors for the first time in June 2013. Mansfield Hall provides individualized training and skills development to help students not only flourish academically at the many nearby colleges in Burlington, Vermont, but also to… Read more »