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Students with
Asperger Syndrome:

A Guide for College Personnel

Jane Thierfeld Brown, EdD, Lorraine E. Wolf, PhD,
and G. Ruth Kukiela Bork, MEd

Foreword by Fred Volkmar, MD., and Ami Klin, Ph.D.

Getting admitted to college is often the easy part for students with autism spectrum disorders. 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.

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Students With Asperger Syndrome : A Guide for College Personnel
Students With Asperger Syndrome : A Guide for College Personnel


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This comprehensive book offers disability services professionals practical strategies for accommodating and supporting students in all phases of college life and beyond.

This book spells out with clarity and practical good sense the range of steps that are needed to maximize success at this critical transition into adulthood. Colleges need to be prepared. The challenges faced by students with Asperger Syndrome are now well known. And so are effective remediating approaches and helpful resources and supports. The result to aim for is one of self-reinforcing success, when the students are valued for their unique contributions while being supported in areas that can derail the process of becoming self-reliant and productive members of the community.

Major chapters address...

  1. legal issues & academic accommodations
  2. co-curricular needs & accommodations
  3. housing & resident life
  4. faculty issues
  5. business & academic affairs
  6. campus police & public safety
  7. employment issues
  8. working with parents

Sample Pages

  • Table of Contents - Part 1
    Table of Contents - Part 1.
  • Table of Contents - Part 2
    Table of Contents - Part 2.
  • Table of Contents - Part 3
    Table of Contents - Part 3.
  • Page 85. Legal Issues and Academic Accommodations
    Page 85. Co-Curricular Needs and Accommodations : Dating
  • Page 115. Co-Curricular Needs and Accommodations : Dating
    Page 115. Co-Curricular Needs and Accommodations : Dating
  • Page 318. Sample Social Autopsy After a Stressful Student Situation
    Page 318. Sample Social "Autopsy" After a Stressful Student Situation

StudentsWithAspergerSyndrome.com

"We congratulate Drs Brown and Wolf and Dean Bork for compiling this
comprehensive recipe for success. Our hope is that is will become a ubiquitous resource on the desks of faculty and support staff members in our colleges, and frequently used by clinicians and therapists who work with this population, in this and other countries." [foreward]

Reviews

Wolf, Brown, and Bork offer a framework fundamentally shifting how we think about Asperger Syndrome. By bringing us into the worlds of college-level students with Asperger Syndrome, they challenge us to think outside the box. Through concrete examples, their clear and insightful presentation teaches us that by broadening and enriching our perspectives, we can broaden and enrich the lives of students with Asperger Syndrome, thereby enabling them to contribute meaningfully to society. Isn't that what higher education is all about?

Jo Anne Simon, attorney and associate professor, Fordham University School of Law

Whether an institution of higher education provides support through its Office of Disability Services or offers specialized programs to meet the needs of students with Asperger Syndrome, this book will assist in meeting the needs of this academically capable, yet challenging group of students through practical, easy-to-implement ideas and strategies.

Susan Kabot, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, director, Mailman Segal Institute, Nova S.E. University

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.

Ellen H. Korin, M.Ed., consultant, coach, and adjunct faculty, Antioch University New England, plus author of two books -- Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual - What You, Your Parents and Your Teacher Need to Know and Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual 2 for Older Adolescents and Adults

Written by three professionals with extensive experience in the field of student support for individuals with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism, this resource is chock full of practical solutions. Although focused on college personnel, all who support the ever-increasing numbers of students on the autism spectrum now in higher education will find this book invaluable.

Stephen M. Shore, Ed.D., assistant professor of education, Adelphi University; internationally known author, consultant, and presenter on issues related to the autism spectrum; member, Board of Directors, the Asperger's Association of New England and the Autism Society of America

An outstanging resource, this comprehensive volume addresses the unique challenges presented by college students with Asperger Syndrom. 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 disabilites service provider's library.

Lori S. Shery, founder and president, ASPEN (Asperger Syndrom Education Network)

About The Authors

Lorraine Wolf, Ph.D.,

Lorraine Wolf is director of Disability Services at Boston University, where she also holds faculty appointments in psychiatry and rehabilitation sciences. With over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders,Dr.Wolf has published and presented extensively on issues related to students with attention and learning disorders, psychiatric disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders.

Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D.,

Jane Brown is Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale Child Study, Yale Medical School and former Director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has worked in Disability Services for 37 years. She holds an Ed.D from Columbia University, Teachers College. Dr. Brown consults with many families, students, school districts and institutions of higher education. Dr. Brown has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS News and NPR. Dr. Brown is married and has three children, the youngest being a 24 year old son with Autism giving her a unique understanding of the issue.

G. Ruth Kukiela Bork, M.Ed.,

Ruth Bork is dean and director of the Disability Resource Center, Northeastern University. Her professional involvement in disability affairs and advocacy spans 34 years. She is a founding member of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). Dean Bork has written and spoken on a wide range of disability-related topics.


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