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Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome Author John Harpur
ISBN-10 1843102013
Release 2004
Pages 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

Students with Asperger Syndrome Author Lorraine E. Wolf
ISBN-10 1934575399
Release 2009
Pages 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



Realizing the College Dream with Autism Or Asperger Syndrome

Realizing the College Dream with Autism Or Asperger Syndrome Author Ann Palmer
ISBN-10 9781843108016
Release 2006
Pages 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.



Top Tips for Asperger Students

Top Tips for Asperger Students Author Rosemary Martin
ISBN-10 0857003410
Release 2011-05-15
Pages 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.



Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger s Syndrome

Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger s Syndrome Author Sarita Freedman
ISBN-10 0857002929
Release 2010-05-15
Pages 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.



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

The Parent s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum Author Lorraine E. Wolf
ISBN-10 1934575895
Release 2011-11
Pages 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.



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

The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger s Syndrome Author Barbara Bissonnette
ISBN-10 9780857006929
Release 2012-11-15
Pages 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.



Navigating College

Navigating College Author Melody Latimer
ISBN-10 1938800001
Release 2013-07
Pages 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.



College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities

College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities Author Cynthia G. Simpson
ISBN-10 1593633599
Release 2009
Pages 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.



The Aspie College Work Travel Survival Guide

The Aspie College  Work   Travel Survival Guide Author J. D. Kraus
ISBN-10 1941765122
Release 2016-05-13
Pages 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.



Life After High School

Life After High School Author Susan Yellin
ISBN-10 085700302X
Release 2011-03-15
Pages 272
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*Bronze Medal Winner in the Education / Academic / Teaching Category of the 2011 IPPY Awards* * Bronze Medal Winner in the 2010 BOTYA Awards Education Category * Graduating high school and moving on to further education or the workplace brings with it a whole new set of challenges, and this is especially true for students with disabilities. This useful book provides a complete overview of the issues such students and their families will need to consider, and outlines the key skills they will need in order to succeed once they get there. The authors describe the legal landscape as it applies to students with disabilities in the USA, and how to obtain the proper disability documentation to ensure that the student receives the right support and accommodations in college. Focussing specifically on the issues that affect students with disabilities, they offer advice on everything from dealing with college entrance exams and the college application process, to selecting the right college, visiting the campus, and achieving medical and financial independence away from home. A list of further resources guides students and their families towards additional sources of information and support, and stories of students with disabilities who have made the transition from high school to further education or the workplace are included throughout. This accessible and thoroughly readable book offers help and support to students with disabilities of all kinds, and their families, both before and during the transition to life after high school.



Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Dianne Zager
ISBN-10 9781136277566
Release 2012-12-12
Pages 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.



Succeeding with Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents

Succeeding with Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents Author Michael Fitzgerald
ISBN-10 1846424836
Release 2006-02-15
Pages 224
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This vital new book presents effective strategies to tackle the specific difficulties in social interaction and communication that are experienced by adolescents with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Focusing on the development of interaction skills through teaching social competence, the authors explain how to design an effective social skills intervention programme whose primary objective is successful peer interaction. They describe the methodology, philosophy and science underpinning their approach and include a template for a sample course currently administered over six months. Guidance is given on what resources to choose from the wide range of available intervention programmes, and many case study examples are also provided. The authors outline session formats, possible problems and solutions, and emphasise the significance of the therapist's attitude and the role of parents in building social confidence. This highly practical book is an excellent resource for anyone involved with designing and delivering socialisation training to adolescents with AS, from parents and teachers to counsellors and therapists.



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

Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing Author Elise Geither
ISBN-10 9780857009807
Release 2014-08-21
Pages 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.



School Success for Kids with Asperger s Syndrome

School Success for Kids with Asperger s Syndrome Author Stephan Silverman
ISBN-10 1593632150
Release 2007
Pages 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.



Going to College with Autism

Going to College with Autism Author Emily Rutherford
ISBN-10 1475826141
Release 2016-05-13
Pages 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.



Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger s Syndrome

Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger s Syndrome Author Sarita Freedman
ISBN-10 9781843109174
Release 2010
Pages 224
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Identifies the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders who want to go to college, presents strategies to help prepare them for college life, and offers tips for finding support at the child's selected institution.