Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome

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"This accessible book focuses on how parents can help their ASD child to get to college, and how to get the most out of it. Ann Palmer offers tried-and-tested advice on how to prepare students for the transition from home life and high school to a new environment and educational challenges, and explains how to support them through potential problems with social integration, academic pressure, self-disclosure, and appropriate levels of participation in college. Her own son's success shows that college can be a suitable option for students with an
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Overview

"This accessible book focuses on how parents can help their ASD child to get to college, and how to get the most out of it. Ann Palmer offers tried-and-tested advice on how to prepare students for the transition from home life and high school to a new environment and educational challenges, and explains how to support them through potential problems with social integration, academic pressure, self-disclosure, and appropriate levels of participation in college. Her own son's success shows that college can be a suitable option for students with an autism spectrum disorder, and a basis for a successful, independent life." This book is essential reading for any parent considering college for their child, for disability service providers in colleges, and for ASD students themselves.
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Owing to vast improvements in therapies and diagnosis, high schoolers with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) have the option of going on to college. As a case in point, Palmer shares the story of her son, Eric, who was diagnosed with ASD at age three and after many years of therapy attended college. Interweaving personal experiences like preparaing Eric for college with general information and resources results in excellent guidance for ASD students in high school or college and their parents. Of particular note are the chapters on support strategies (accommodations that can be made for the students), self-awareness/self-disclosure, and links for resources on disabilities on campus. Palmer has worked with professionals at the acclaimed Treatment and Education of Autistic and Other Communications Handicapped Children and Adults Program in North Carolina; her book makes an excellent complement to Judith Cohen's Succeeding with Autism: Hear My Voice. Strongly recommended for all academic and public libraries with ASD or education collections.-Corey Seeman, Univ. of Toledo Libs. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843108016
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/26/2005
  • Pages: 178
  • Sales rank: 335,374
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Starting out : diagnosis and the early years 17
2 Strategies for the high school years 34
3 Making the decision about college 52
4 Everything you need to know about life : a summer of lessons 73
5 Adjusting to the move 90
6 Supports and strategies in college 99
7 Self-awareness and the issue of self-disclosure 125
8 Positives of the college experience 134
9 What comes next? 141
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2008

    A Wonderful Resource

    I bought this book three years ago when my son with AS was about to begin community college. It was a true lifesaver. It also helped to prepare our son for the transition to a four year college after two years. I highly recommend this book to parents and individuals with AS about to begin the college experience.

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