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Taking Flight

In “Taking Flight: An Insider’s Guide to College for Diverse Learners,” Perry LaRoque has coalesced his gifts as an educator, administrator, and psychologist to create a cohesive, well written, and essential guide for any diverse learner (and their parents/support teams) who seeks higher education.

"This book is useful for youth with disabilities, their families, and educators because it teaches them in a practical enlightening way that they can break down these barriers in their own lives."
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Perry LaRoque PhD

AUTHOR AND FOUNDER OF MANSFIELD HALL

Dr. LaRoque has dedicated his career to empowering individuals with disabilities to achieve their full potential, while challenging our institutions to accommodate and celebrate diversity in learning.

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In “Taking Flight: An Insider’s Guide to College for Diverse Learners,” Perry LaRoque has coalesced his gifts as an educator, administrator, and psychologist to create a cohesive, well written, and essential guide for any diverse learner (and their parents/support teams) who seeks higher education. He’s taken the knowledge and help we were grateful to find those years ago, and made it accessible to everyone. The pages are filled with sage wisdom and guidance on virtually every aspect of the experience; from choosing the right program to finding and utilizing support and accommodations, to achieving success – both academically and socially. He tells these stories with humor, empathy and honesty and uses a plethora of definitive examples from the mouths and minds of diverse learners who have lived through and experienced where the reader is about to go.
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About Mansfield Hall

Dr. LaRoque founded Mansfield Hall in 2013. Mansfield Hall is an innovative college support program and living and learning community for students with disabilities, who with additional individualized support, have the academic potential to be successful in college.

Mansfield Hall’s mission is to build a community that empowers and supports students with diverse learning needs to earn a college degree, develop authentic living skills, and create a meaningful life.

Mansfield Hall is designed to support students with social communication challenges, executive functioning deficits, ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome, nonverbal learning disabilities, and mild autism. If you, or your child, would like to learn more about how Mansfield Hall can support diverse learners move toward independence and college success, please review this site and call us to speak to an Admissions Representative.

“Whatever your diverse learning needs, disabilities or potential strengths are, they pale in comparison to the inner drive that is waiting to be tapped that provides you the fortitude to overcome any obstacle that lies in front of you. You must believe that you will fly, you must believe that you were destined to fly, and you need to commit yourself to the pursuit of your flight. You will likely enjoy the view more than others, fly in ways that inspire those who come after you, and share the meaningful flight you create with those around you.”
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Perry LaRoque
Taking Flight

College for Students with Disabilities, Diverse Learners, and their Parents.

Taking Flight is an essential guidebook. It was written for the millions of American families who have children with disabilities, who want to attend college. This engaging and inspiring book is aimed at parents, teachers, high school guidance counselors and their students. Taking Flight is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for this new generation of moms and dads whose kids were diagnosed with learning disabilities and who are approaching college for the first time. With warmth, empathy, and humor, it answers every conceivable question parents and their students could have.

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