Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

ISBN-10: 1843109174

ISBN-13: 9781843109174

Edition: 2010

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Going to college can be a daunting prospect for any young person, but teenagers on the autism spectrum this is especially true. Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome describes the unique needs that ASD students entering further or higher education are likely to have, and identifies the skill sets they will need to develop in order to be successful in college and in life. Sarita Freedman outlines the skills required for success in further and higher education in relation to the strengths and weaknesses of individuals with high functioning ASDs, and explains how the weaknesses can be ameliorated to enable success at college. Describing the unique accommodations and support that students with ASD need, she provides effective intervention strategies that can be implemented throughout the student's development. Also included are classroom and teaching strategies, and ideas for making system-wide changes so that future students with ASD can be better prepared for their adult lives.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 5/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.03" long x 0.53" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Preface
The Many Facets Of Autism
Becoming Familiar with Autism
Skill Sets
Introduction: Skill Sets for Success
Self-Awareness Skill Sets
Environmental Skill Sets
Self-Advocacy Skill Sets
Organizational Skill Sets
Asking for Help Skill Sets
Self-Care Skill Sets
Social Skill Sets
Going To College
The Big Decision: To Go or Not To Go?
Colleges and Professors Helping Students with ASD
Are We Ready?
References
overview of skill sets
helpful resources and websites
Subject Index
Author Index
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