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.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Michael Duggan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. He has worked as a community college counselor for nearly 20 years. He lives in Illinois, USA.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements. Preface. 1. My first failure. 2. The phantom success story. 3. The first year of college: what to expect and how to help students succeed. 4. Anxiety: the silent partner. 5. Technology: our friend and enemy. 6. Relationships: from friendships to dating and sex. 7. Career exploration and life after college: what's next? 8. Regarding developmental and intellectual disabilities. 9. What makes a good counselor? 10. Autismerica: one of the proudest accomplishments of my career. 11. For parents and professionals alike: lessons learned from the field of rehabilitation counseling. 12. Effective teaching interventions. 13. Teaching interpersonal communications. 14. What students on the spectrum want the rest of us to know. 15. What I wish parents, students, and everyone else would know. 16. Taking care of yourself. 17. Concluding thoughts. Epilogue.