The directors of the College Experience have just authored a new book – Preparing for the “Letting Go” – based on their collective 20-years experience working with students – and parents – making the post-high school transition to independence.

TOPICS INCLUDE

The Path to Independence
What to Expect from Your School District
Learning and Earning
If I Knew Then What I Know Now

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Jennifer Richard

Jennifer is the assistant executive director of The College Experience and Career Next programs, as well as the Living Resources Employment Services Department.

She graduated from Keene State College in 2000 with an associate degree in human services and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in sociology.

Jen has been employed with Living Resources since 2001. She became director of The College Experience in 2007, the director of all program services for Living Resources in 2010, and was promoted to assistant executive director in 2016.

In 2018 Jennifer received the Champion of Character Civic Leadership Award.

Colleen Dergosits

Colleen started with The College Experience in 2009, teaching classes and overseeing student service plans. In 2010, she was promoted to coordinator of student life and admissions. In 2019 Colleen was promoted to director of admissions for both The College Experience at the College of Saint Rose and CareerNext at SUNY Schenectady.

Colleen graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta with her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and from Dominican College with her master’s degree in special education and teacher of severe and multiple disabilities.

Prior to joining The College Experience, Colleen taught special education at a public school.

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS

CareerNext is an academic and residential support program hosted by SUNY Schenectady in partnership with Living Resources. The program is designed for students with Autism and learning differences who need some guidance to succeed in a degree-seeking college environment.

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The College Experience is a residential non-credit certificate program hosted by The College of Saint Rose in partnership with Living Resources. The program is designed for students with developmental disabilities seeking to build community and transition to independence.

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ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS

CareerNext is an academic and residential support program hosted by SUNY Schenectady in partnership with Living Resources. The program is designed for students with Autism and learning differences who need some guidance to succeed in a degree-seeking college environment.

Learn more

The College Experience is a residential non-credit certificate program hosted by The College of Saint Rose in partnership with Living Resources. The program is designed for students with developmental disabilities seeking to build community and transition to independence.

AboutApplyContact