Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome

Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome

by Ann Palmer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843108016
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 09/26/2005
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 904,739
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Ann Palmer is married with three children, one of whom, Eric, was diagnosed with autism when he was two years old. He is now 24. She has 13 years' experience working with families of individuals with autism at Division TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children). Ann coordinated a volunteer parent mentor program that provided support to over 800 families in North Carolina. In her current role as Director of Chapter Relations for the Autism Society of NC, she coordinates over 40 parent support groups throughout the state. She is also the co-author of Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum: Unexpected Lessons We Have Learned, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. This book was the 2007 Autism Society of America's Outstanding Literary Work of the Year.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction.1. Starting Out: Diagnosis and the Early Years. 2. Strategies for the High School Years. 3. Making the Decision about College. 4. Everything You Need to Know about Life: A Summer of Lessons. 5. Moving Out: The Transition to the Dorm. 6. Supports and Strategies at College. 7. Self-Awareness and the Issue of Self-Disclosure. 8. Positives of the College Experience. 9. What Comes Next? Useful Books and Websites. Sample Self-Disclosure Form. References. Index.

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Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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