College is more than just classes! To truly be successful in college, students must evaluate and prepare for all aspects of the college experience.
In this interactive presentation for students and parents/guardians, we will discuss valuable information, practical strategies, and tips for college success and a rewarding experience.
- Understanding the college system
- Evaluating your strengths and challenges
- Knowing the resources on campus
- Planning for success
, is the author of
Taking Flight: College for Students with Disabilities, Diverse Learners, and their Families
and is the founder and president of Mansfield Hall, an innovative residential college support program for diverse learners. He earned his doctorate in special education from the University of Wisconsin and has served in a variety of leadership roles serving at-risk youth and people with disabilities. Before returning for his doctoral work, Dr. LaRoque worked in an assisted-living care facility for adults with intellectual disabilities and taught special education in several public schools.
Upon returning for his doctoral studies, he continued his service in the field and served as a teacher and mental health specialist in a children’s residential psychiatric program at Meriter Hospital in Madison, WI. Dr. LaRoque is also the co-founder of the College STEPS Program, a non-profit with a mission of providing post-secondary education to students with developmental disabilities in various locations across the East Coast.
Dr. LaRoque has served as an Adjunct Professor at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and University of New Hampshire and as an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Potsdam. He is published in several major education journals for his work on educating students with disabilities and has presented at numerous national and international conferences.
Dr. LaRoque also served on the Vermont Special Education Advisory Council, which is an appointed position by the Governor. Most recently, he was an Associate Professor and the Special Education Program Director at Johnson State College in Vermont, where he was instrumental in creating the first dual-certification Elementary Education program in Vermont and also started the Think College Program at Johnson State College.
The Tyree Institute at Wolcott School provides
outreach programming on adolescent development, educational practices,
and learning differences as well as educational services,
including psycho-educational testing and college counseling.
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