Navigating College A Handbook on Self Advocacy

navigating collegeNavigating College A Handbook on Self Advocacy by Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
(XAT Asan 2013)

Navigating College is an introduction to the college experience from those of us who’ve been there. The writers and contributors are Autistic adults, and we’re giving you the advice that we wish someone could have given us when we headed off to college.

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Aquamarine Blues

aquamarine blueAquamarine Blues edited by Dawn Prince-Hughes.

(XOT Princ 2002)

This book is personal stories of college students with autism. It discusses the challenges they face. Pp.134.

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Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life: tools for parents

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life: tools for parents Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs

by Mary Korpi.

(XAT Korp 2008)

The first part of the book explains how families can adapt everyday routines in order to encourage the development of essential life skills the child will need as he matures. It outlines the application of person-first planning in all aspects of the child’s life. The second section is an overview of adult programs including: adult day programs, college, employment and residential and recreational opportunities. It includes critical information regarding eligibility requirements, financial support and legal concerns. Pp. 144.

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Asperger Syndrome: Transition to College and Work

transitionAsperger Syndrome: Transition to College and Work

(XAS Colle 2001)

This video details the things people with Asperger Syndrome need to do to prepare for college and to find and hold a job.   57 minutes.

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Students with Asperger Syndrome: A guide for College Personnel

Students with Asperger SyndromeStudents with Asperger Syndrome: A guide for College Personnel  by Lorraine E. Wolf, Ph.D., Lorraine E. Wolf Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D., and Ruth Bork, M.Ed .

(XAT Wolf 2009)

Students with Asperger Syndrome often have trouble with social skills and self-regulatory behaviors in college, and disability professionals are often not used to reaching out to students in this way. This provides strategies and accommodations for professionals to use to help support these students. 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. Pp. 337.

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Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change LivesColleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope.

(XAT Pope 2006)

The top 40 choices for liberal arts colleges that, according to Pope, offer as much, if not more, than Ivy League schools do. According to Loren Pope these top 40 schools are not only better, but they want you, and you will love them for making a new and better you. Your satisfaction will  be lifelong. Pp. 320.

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Realizing the College Dream With Autism or Asperger Syndrome: A Parent’s Guide to Student Success

collegeRealizing the College Dream With Autism or Asperger Syndrome: A Parent’s Guide to Student Success  by Ann Palmer.

(XAT Palme 2006)

This book focuses on how parents can help their child attend college. The author provides advice and suggestions on how to prepare the student for the transition form home to a new environment and new educational challenges. Pp. 176.

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Pretending to Be Normal

Pretending to Be NormalPretending to Be Normal  by Liane Holliday Willey.

(XAD Wille 1999)

Provides comprehensive guidance for those with AS on how and who to tell about their AS, how to survive college, what employment options might be suitable and so on. Pp. 173.

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Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

Succeeding in College with Asperger SyndromeSucceeding in College with Asperger Syndrome by John Harpur, Maria Lawlor, and Michael Fitzgerald.

(XAT Harpu 2004)

This book is written for those with Asperger’s in an informal, chatty style for those who are going to college and also those who will be helping these students along the way. Pp. 271.

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