Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

A Student Guide

Author: John Harpur,Maria Lawlor,Michael Fitzgerald

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843102014

Category: Education

Page: 272

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College life is particularly stressful for students with Asperger Syndrome. This much needed guide provides information to help these students prepare successfully for study, interact with staff and fellow students, cope with expectations and pressures, and understand their academic and domestic responsibilities.

Students with Asperger Syndrome

A Guide for College Personnel

Author: Lorraine E. Wolf,Jane Thierfeld Brown,G. Ruth Kukiela Bork

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575390

Category: Education

Page: 337

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For many students with autism spectrum disorders getting admitted to college is the easy part. Surviving and succeeding can be quite another, as these students transition into a system that is often unprepared to receive them. Accommodating students whose disabilities very likely fall in social and self-regulatory areas is a particular challenge for disability services providers who are not used to reaching out into so many areas of student life. Based on the authors' extensive experience, this comprehensive book offers disability services professionals practical strategies for accommodating and supporting students in all phases of college life and beyond. Major chapters address legal issues and academic accommodations; co-curricular needs and accommodations; housing and resident life; faculty issues; other partners on campus such as business and academic affairs, campus police and public safety; employment issues; working with parents, and more. Checklists, forms and other tools help guide and structure the combined efforts to help students succeed

Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Sarita Freedman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002921

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Going to college can be a daunting prospect for any young person, but for teenagers on the autism spectrum this is especially true. This book describes the unique needs that ASD students entering further or higher education are likely to have. The author identifies the key skill-sets they will need to develop in order to be successful in college and in life, and shows how they can be helped to develop these. She outlines the skills required for success in further and higher education in relation to the strengths and weaknesses of individuals with ASDs, and explains how those weaknesses can be ameliorated to enable success at college. Describing the unique accommodations and support that students with ASD will need, and the skills for which they will need particular help, she provides effective intervention strategies that can be implemented throughout the period leading up to college entrance. This book is essential reading for psychologists, special educators, educational therapists, high school teachers/career counselors, and other professionals supporting high school and college students on the autism spectrum. Parents of such students will also benefit from the ideas presented in this book.

Top Tips for Asperger Students

How to Get the Most Out of University and College

Author: Rosemary Martin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003416

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Leaving home and moving to college or university can be a daunting experience. In this easy-to-use book, Rosemary Martin provides guidelines and invaluable advice for every student on the Autism Spectrum as he or she thinks about, and plans for, entry into student life. Packed with tried and tested methods for coping and succeeding away from home that cover every aspect of student life, this book focuses on the particular needs of people with AS - from how to get up on time for lectures, to the art of living with other people and attending to the basics of personal hygiene - and encourages everyone to make the most of student life in a style that suits them. Handy hints and tips reassure the reader that going to college is a big deal for every student, regardless of whether or not they are on the autism spectrum. This friendly and useful book is an absolute must for any student on the spectrum about to begin a university or college degree.

Realizing the College Dream with Autism Or Asperger Syndrome

A Parent's Guide to Student Success

Author: Ann Palmer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843108011

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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Palmer advises parents and professionals how to prepare the student for the transition from school and home life to a new environment and educational challenge, and how to support them through potential problems such as academic pressure, living away from home, social integration and appropriate levels of participation in college.

The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Lorraine E. Wolf,Jane Thierfeld- Brown,Lisa King,G. Ruth Kukiela Bork

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575895

Category: Education

Page: 209

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Sending a son or daughter off to college is daunting and fear-provoking experience for most parents, but if your child has an autism spectrum disorder, the challenge is magnified many times over. Even high-functioning students with excellent academic preparation face difficulties in higher education, primarily related to communication, social skills, and sensory-based issues. For many, the accommodations and special interventions that supported them in high school will no longer be available on a college campus. This parent-friendly book, made especially so because it is written by parents, who also are autism professionals, takes the fear and mystery out of the college experience. Learn how to select the right campus, how to work with Disability Services staff, what legal protections apply, how to prepare your son or daughter to be an effective self-advocate on campus, what assistance can be reasonably be expected from residence hall managers, faculty, and much, much more.

Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability

A College Handbook for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Students with Autism, ADD, Affective Disorders, or Learning Difficulties and their Families

Author: Christy Oslund

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 085700817X

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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The STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) attract many students with autism, ADD, affective disorders and related invisible disabilities who are highly intelligent and analytical, but who, upon entering higher education, may find that they struggle with independent living and a different way of learning. This is a preparation guide for students and their families that explains everything they need to know about the university experience including classroom behavior, study skills, self-reliance, accessing support services, and when parents should and shouldn't get involved. Offering practical advice and strategies, this is a useful handbook that students can refer to again and again throughout their college years guiding them on their paths to becoming the inventors, scientists, engineers, and computer entrepreneurs of the future.

Navigating College

A Handbook on Self Advocacy Written for Autistic Students from Autistic Adults

Author: Melody Latimer

Publisher: Autistic Press

ISBN: 9781938800009

Category: Autistic people

Page: 160

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Leaving high school and going to college is complicated for everyone. But if you're a student on the autism spectrum who is about to enter higher education for the first time, it might be a little bit more complicated for you. Maybe you're worried about getting accommodations, getting places on time, or dealing with sensory issues in a new environment. Maybe you could use some advice on how to stay healthy at school, handle dating and relationships, or talk to your friends and classmates about your disability. Maybe you want to talk to someone who's already dealt with these issues. That's where we come in. Navigating College is an introduction to the college experience from those of us who've been there. The writers and contributors are Autistic adults, and we're giving you the advice that we wish someone could have given us when we headed off to college. We wish we could sit down and have a chat with each of you, to share our experiences and answer your questions. But since we can't teleport, and some of us have trouble meeting new people, this book is the next best thing. So as you go back to school, check out a copy of Navigating College for yourself or your loved one. We ve done this all before--let us help you out.

Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide

A Neurotypical's Secrets for Success

Author: Barbara Bissonnette

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008072

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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The workplace can be a difficult environment for people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and this often impedes their ability to make use of particular skills and sustain meaningful and fulfilling employment. This is the definitive guide to surviving and thriving in the workplace for people with AS. It includes everything from realistic strategies for meeting employer expectations, to how to get along with your colleagues and work as part of a team, multitask and manage projects, and handle anxiety and effectively resolve problems. Common employment challenges are illustrated through examples from the author's extensive experience coaching individuals with AS at all job levels, from entry-level to manager and professional positions. The pragmatic recommendations in the book will benefit anyone with AS who is entering the workforce, as well as those who struggle to maintain employment, or who want to improve their performance and advance their careers.

School Success for Kids with Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Stephan Silverman,Rich Weinfeld

Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.

ISBN: 9781593632151

Category: Education

Page: 221

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A guide for parents and teachers to help children with Asperger's syndrome find success in school covers how to recognize and diagnose Asperger's syndrome, implement successful practices in the classroom, work with the school system, and help students develop the needed skills at home.

The Aspie College, Work & Travel Survival Guide

Author: J. D. Kraus

Publisher: Future Horizons Incorporated

ISBN: 9781941765128

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

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The main objective of this book is to assist young individuals with Asperger's and Autism to overcome the big leap from high school to life outside of public education. The time right after high school can be very a frightening experience. What a person decides from this point on ultimately affects the rest of his or her life. This book is not intended to tell the reader what to do with his/her life. Rather, its focus is on helping them transition, prepare, and hopefully succeed in whichever their future endeavors may prove to be, primarily higher education and work.The book itself will analyze three important points. The first one covers higher education and university colleges. The book will go into detail on the steps in enrolling for a school, campus life, teachers, school surroundings, study tips, disability services, and more. The next point will explore the workforce and how an individual with Autism can prepare for employment. This section will include: resume building, job interview tips, commuting, managing money, and networking. The final point will go over basic tips on traveling abroad, like how to pack, choosing an airline, what to bring, how to behave and dress in a foreign country, and so on. The book will be split up in a series of chapters that is appropriate for the reader.

First Class Support for College Students on the Autism Spectrum

Practical Advice for College Counselors and Educators

Author: Michael W. Duggan

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784507776

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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College students with autism can face many difficulties during the transition from high school to further education and beyond. Highlighting the various everyday issues that may arise, this book shares practical advice for supporting students on the autism spectrum and helping them to succeed not only academically, but also socially and emotionally. From supporting students with their relationships, to dealing with anxiety and managing independent living, this book covers a breadth of topics. It considers the impact of teaching expectations in higher learning on general adult life, and how to counsel students with autism on academic issues. The author also examines his many years of experience as a community college counselor, sharing the mistakes he has made and the lessons learned, to outline what makes a good counselor and how to take specific steps to ensure success for students with autism in all aspects of college life.

Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Dianne Zager,Carol S Alpern,Barbara McKeon,Janet D Mulvey,Sue Maxam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136277560

Category: Education

Page: 118

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Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders is one of the first books to specifically address the accommodation of students with significant learning differences in postsecondary education. Developed with the support of Autism Speaks, and piloted at Pace University, each component of this book is scientifically-based and provides a model of emerging best practices for college instruction involving students with ASD. The text is designed to give college faculty a deep understanding of students with ASD and help faculty to productively engage students with ASD, while also meeting the needs of all students in their classes. The strategies included in the manual are solidly grounded in principles of universal design and will prove indispensible for teaching college students of varying ability levels and diverse learning styles. A companion video shows clips of students and educators that are engaged in inclusive practices to illustrate approaches that have been successful in dealing with challenging situations in the classroom.

College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities

Strategies and Tips to Make the Most of Your College Experience

Author: Cynthia G. Simpson,Vicky G. Spencer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593633592

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 172

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With special secitions addressing ADD/ADHD and Asperger's syndrome, offers learning disabled students strategies and guidance for choosing the right college, preparing for university life, and succeeding in their studies.

Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing

Tips and Exercises for Developing Writing Skills

Author: Elise Geither,Lisa M. Meeks

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 085700980X

Category: Education

Page: 136

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When it comes to academic work, students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have the required knowledge but struggle to get their thoughts down in writing. This is a practical guide to teaching and improving writing skills in students with ASD to meet academic writing standards and prepare for the increased expectations of higher education. The book covers key considerations for all educators teaching writing skills to high school and college students with ASD including how to address difficulties with comprehension, executive functioning, and motor skills, how to structure ideas into a coherent argument, and how to develop creativity and expression in writing, as well as how to successfully adapt these skills to meet university expectations. Each chapter includes teaching tips, insightful student perspectives, and ready-to-use writing exercises.

Parties, Dorms and Social Norms

A Crash Course in Safe Living for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Lisa M. Meeks,Tracy Loye Masterson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501921

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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The late teens and twenties are exciting times, but filled with potential pitfalls as young people navigate the transition into independent adult life. This handbook is filled with the information that young people with ASD say they want (and need) to know about alcohol and drugs, social media and online safety, relationship types and boundaries, safe sex, stress and emotional health, and independent living. It includes real life examples, coping strategies and practical tips to help young adults with ASD stay safe while living life to the full. Informal and frank, this will be a go-to guide for young people on the autism spectrum.

Going to College with Autism

Tips and Strategies from Successful Voices

Author: Emily Rutherford,Jennifer Butcher,Lori Hepburn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781475826142

Category: Autism spectrum disorders

Page: 110

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Many college campuses are diligently working to improve programming for students with Autism on their campuses. Increasing enrollment and demands often leave college professionals with questions about the best ways to support these students. Having a clear understanding of Autism and ways to assist those with Autism can maximize the college experience for both students and college professionals. This book is geared towards college professionals but also provides valuable information to secondary school special educators, families, friends, and students. At the end of each chapter, stories of success are shared with the reader. All of the voices shared are real-life stories from college students with Autism. These voices provide readers with a rare and unique perspective of what it is like to be a college student with Autism.

The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome

Find the Right Career and Get Hired

Author: Barbara Bissonnette

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006924

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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Finding a job is a confusing and anxiety-provoking process for many individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) who may not know what they are qualified to do and may struggle to communicate their value to employers. In this book, Asperger's employment expert Barbara Bissonnette describes exactly what it takes to get hired in the neurotypical workplace. Every aspect of finding employment is covered, from defining strengths and researching occupations, to marketing oneself and projecting confidence and enthusiasm in interviews. Job-hunters are taught how to develop a personal profile of their talents and skills, their ideal work environment, and important work criteria. They are then shown how to set realistic goals and develop an effective job search plan. There is detailed instruction on networking, including how to find contacts and what to say. A wealth of checklists, templates, sample scripts and written communications accompany the text. Upfront, engaging and highly practical, this will be an essential guide for individuals with AS entering the workforce for the first time, as well as experienced workers who have lost jobs or wish to change careers but are uncertain about how to find the best match for their abilities.

Independence, Social, and Study Strategies for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The BASICS College Curriculum

Author: Amy Rutherford,Michelle Rigler,Emily Quinn

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784500607

Category: Education

Page: 232

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The BASICS College Curriculum presents a hands-on approach to learning essential life and study skills for college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This book focuses on the transition to college, developing key academic skills, navigating campus social life, and living away from home for the first time. Ideal as a textbook for ASD college programs and suitable for students to use for self-study, it teaches independence skills, self-advocacy, organization, stress management, and social skills. Each chapter has a lesson-based progressive structure, providing valuable information and advice for the student, useful diagrams, practical exercises and workbook components that can be filled in at home or in class. Self-assessment tools ensure the skills from each chapter can be reviewed and adjusted as necessary.

Autism in Your Classroom

A General Educator's Guide to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Deborah Fein,Michelle A. Dunn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890627614

Category: Education

Page: 319

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Children with autism spectrum disorders are increasingly being educated in inclusive general education classrooms. For optimal results, teachers need to know as much as possible about autism and the teaching methods and modifications that work best for these students. This is a huge undertaking for time-crunched general education teachers, many of whom may never have had a student with autism before. Now teachers can turn to "Autism in Your Classroom" for the information and guidance they need. Written by two neuropsychologists with extensive clinical and classroom experience, this new book is a concise, easy-to-read guide developed for primary school teachers. Part I provides a complete overview of the types, causes, characteristics, and treatments of autism spectrum disorders. It also explains various secondary characteristics of autism that create challenges for students, such as sensory abnormalities, behavioural issues, and limited social skills and peer interaction. Part II focuses on the student in the classroom: It covers a variety of strategies to manage learning and behaviour, such as: Modifying classwork and homework; Helping with language difficulties; Using visual strategies; Keeping students focused and organised; Teaching reading and math; Using positive reinforcement and rewards; Handling challenging behaviour; Explaining autism to other students; Teaching social skills in the classroom; Balancing the needs of typical and special students. Part III features two useful case studies. Both stem from the authors' hands-on work and consultation with teachers, students, and parents. The book concludes with an appendix of frequently asked questions about children with autism asked by educators.