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Trick-or-treating and activities on Halloween at Defiance College

October 26, 2016

Whitney Pumpkin Patch will once again be held at the Defiance College campus on Monday, Oct. 31.


President Mankey inauguration address speaks to 'Believing. Living. Inspiring.'

October 21, 2016

In her inauguration address on Thursday, Oct. 13, Dr. Richanne C. Mankey recognized Defiance College traditions of the past 166 years while noting that the institution is finding "innovative ways to embark on our future leading to our 175th birthday in 2025."

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DC President

Meet Dr. Richanne Mankey, DC's 19th president in the 165-year history of the College.



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Defiance College

701 N. Clinton St.
Defiance, Ohio 43512
419.784.4010  /  1.800.520.GODC

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Hench Autism Studies Program
The Hench Autism Studies Program serves high school students with autism and their families. ...READ MORE
ASD Affinity Program
A college experience for college age students with autism. ...READ MORE
Summer Camp
A day camp located at Defiance College for teens/young adults with ASD ...READ MORE

The Hench Autism Studies Program

The Hench Autism Studies Program believes that people with autism spectrum disorders are as unique, individual, and fully human as anyone else, and that living and working with people on the spectrum is about more than just learning a new vocabulary or having a diagnostic label to explain a person. Bringing together expertise and services in an innovative way, the Hench Autism Studies Program offers: