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ISBN-13: 9781849057325
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 08/21/2015
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr. Pavan John Antony has over ten years of work experience in the field of special education and is currently an Assistant Professor in Special Education at Adelphi University, New York. Prior to this, he was actively involved in working with adults with disabilities transitioning from high school, working with them in the community and in their group homes. Since Spring 2013, he has been studying the experiences of individuals with Cerebral Palsy who attended college. He also worked with children and adults with disabilities in South India for over five years. Dr. Antony has published several articles, regularly presents at national and international conferences and also serves as a reviewer for four peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Stephen Shore is Assistant Professor in Special Education at Adelphi University, New York, where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism, as well as promoting successful transition to adulthood for this population. Diagnosed with "atypical development and strong autistic tendencies" and nonverbal until age four, Dr. Shore now presents and consults internationally on issues pertinent to individuals on the autism spectrum. He is President Emeritus of the Asperger's Association of New England and serves on the boards of the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association and the Autism Services Association.

Table of Contents

Foreword Temple Grandin 9

1 Introduction Pavan John Antony Stephen M. Shore 11

2 College Experience: Individuals with Cerebral Palsy Pavan John Antony 13

3 The Journey to Professorship on the Autism Spectrum Stephen M. Shore 37

4 Experiences of Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Francine Conway Kelsey McLaughlin Chanclle Tyler Best Sonia Minutella 60

5 Voices of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: College-Do We Belong? Karleen M. Haines 83

6 Experiences of Individuals with a Learning Disability Anita W. Frey 108

7 The Myth of Equal Opportunity: A Personal Perspective Ehrin McHenry 123

8 Bridging the Gap Between High School and College: A Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Adelphi University, The Bridges to Adelphi Program Mitch Naglar 147

Voices from the Field: Experiences of Students Written in Their Own Words

9 Struggling with Disability and Dealing with Family Melissa Mooney 170

10 The Oops Baby Dena L. Gassner 191

11 My Best Decision Ever Patrick Kelty 207

12 College Dreams Kerry Magro 221

13 Conclusion: Building Inclusive Campuses Pavan John Antony Stephen M. Shore 241

Subject Index 252

Author Index 259

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