Realizing the College Dream With Autism or Asperger Syndrome

Realizing the College Dream With Autism or Asperger Syndrome

A Parent's Guide to Student Success

Book - 2006
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Jessica Kingsley Pub
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.
Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome is both a practical and a personal account of one ASD student's successful experience of going to college.This accessible book focuses on how to get there and stay there: deciding to go, how to get in and how to get the most out of it. Ann 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. She offers helpful strategies that will encourage and inspire parents and students and show that college can be a suitable option for students with an autism spectrum disorder, as well as the basis for a successful independent life later.This book is essential reading for any parent considering college as an option for their child, disability service providers in colleges and for ASD students themselves.

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Palmer describes how parents can help children with autism or Asperger Syndrome attend college, using information learned from assisting her own son. She details his diagnosis and experiences in elementary through high school; how to decide to go to college; safety, health, and academic issues; self-help skills, time management, and orientation; adjustment; support services; self-awareness and self-disclosure; the benefits of college; and what to do after college. The appendices contain an annotated list of useful books and websites and a sample self-disclosure form. Palmer serves on the Board of Directors of the Autism Society of North Carolina. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, c2006
ISBN: 9781843108016
1843108011
Characteristics: 176 p. ; 24 cm

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