Meeting the Needs of Students with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders on Community College Campuses

Author: Jazzniceguy

Dr. Michael Duggan—LCPC, CRC, is a Professor and a Counselor for Students with Disabilities at College of DuPage (COD), where he is well known for his expertise and his passion for empowering students with disabilities. In his twelve years at COD he has helped establish the Vocational Skills Program, a program for students with developmental disabilities, and Autismerica, a social/support group for students on the autism spectrum. He has also been awarded COD’s Outstanding Divisional Faculty of the Year, Outstanding Academic Advisor of the Year, and Outstanding Club Advisor of the Year for his work on Autismerica. Before coming to COD, he directed the second largest college Disability Services program in Oregon at Chemeketa Community College and was elected as President of the Oregon Association of Higher Education and Disability (ORAHEAD), advocating for equality and improved services for college students with disabilities. His first book, entitled “First Class Support for College Students on the Autism Spectrum: Practical Advice for College Counselors and Educators” will be available for purchase this January, 2018 from Jessica Kingsley Publishers at most locations where books are sold.