Developing college skills in students with autism and Asperger's syndrome
- Freedman, Sarita.
- London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010.
- Physical description
- 224 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
LC4717.5 .F74 2010
- Unknown LC4717.5 .F74 2010
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-210) and indexes.
- Foreword by Tony Attwood.-- Preface.-- Acknowledgements.-- Section I.-- 1. Becoming Familiar with Autism. What is Autism? What Does ASD Look Like? Myths About Autism. Truths About People With ASD. What Does "High Functioning" Mean? High Functioning Autism (HFA) vs. Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Can Individuals With ASD Have Other Types of Problems? Lifespan Characteristics of "High Functioning" People with ASD.-- Section II. Introduction: Skill Sets for Success: Being "Smart" Just Isn't Enough.-- 1. Self-Awareness Skill Sets.-- 2. Environmental Skill Sets.-- 3. Self-Advocacy Skill Sets.-- 4. Organizational Skill Sets.-- 5. Asking for Help Skill Sets. Self-Care Skill Sets. Social Skill Sets.-- Section III.-- 1. The Big Decision: Going to College. Is It The Right Choice? Yes, It's The Right Choice. Transition Planning. Resources for Life After High School.-- 2. Colleges and Professors Helping Students with ASD.-- 3. Are We Ready?-- References.-- Appendix A: Table 1 - Overview of Skill Sets.-- Appendix B: Helpful Resources and Websites.-- Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- 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. This book provides invaluable ideas and suggestions for parents, high school teachers, special educators, educational psychologists and other professionals supporting college students on the spectrum.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Sarita Freedman ; foreword by Tony Attwood.