Students With Asperger Syndrome
- AAPC Publishing
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- Publication Date:
- March 1, 2009
- Print Length:
- 337 pages
For many students with autism spectrum disorders getting admitted to college is the easy part. Surviving and succeeding can be quite another, as these students transition into a system that is often unprepared to receive them. Accommodating students whose disabilities very likely fall in social and self-regulatory areas is a particular challenge for disability services providers who are not used to reaching out into so many areas of student life. Based on the authors' extensive experience, this comprehensive book offers disability services professionals practical strategies for accommodating and supporting students in all phases of college life and beyond.
Major chapters address legal issues and academic accommodations; co-curricular needs and accommodations; housing and resident life; faculty issues; other partners on campus such as business and academic affairs, campus police and public safety; employment issues; working with parents, and more. Checklists, forms, and other tools help guide and structure the combined efforts to help students succeed.
Wolf, Brown, and Bork have woven their many years of professional research, direct service experience, and personal passion for students with Asperger Syndrome into this comprehensive guide. The field of higher education has long awaited a book of such breadth and depth of expertise in this area, and it will be an essential resource. --Lisa King, MEd. Higher Education and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Inc.
An outstanding resource, this comprehensive volume addresses the unique challenges presented by college students with Asperger Syndrome. Practical strategies are found throughout the guide, including sample forms and tools in the extensive appendices. This is a definite 'must have' for every college disabilities service provider's library. --Lori S. Shery, founder and president, ASPEN (Asperger Syndrome Education Network)