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The Resource Realizing the college dream with autism or Asperger syndrome : a parent's guide to student success, Ann Palmer

Realizing the college dream with autism or Asperger syndrome : a parent's guide to student success, Ann Palmer

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Realizing the college dream with autism or Asperger syndrome : a parent's guide to student success
Title
Realizing the college dream with autism or Asperger syndrome
Title remainder
a parent's guide to student success
Statement of responsibility
Ann Palmer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Owing to vast improvements in therapies and diagnosis, high schoolers with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) have the option of going on to college. As a case in point, Palmer shares the story of her son, Eric, who was diagnosed with ASD at age three and after many years of therapy attended college. "Interweaving personal experiences like preparing Eric for college with general information and resources results in excellent guidance for ASD students in high school or college and their parents. Of particular note are the chapters on support strategies (accommodations that can be made for the students), self-awareness/self-disclosure, and links for resources on disabilities on campus. Palmer has worked with professionals at the acclaimed Treatment and Education of Autistic and Other Communications Handicapped Children and Adults Program in North Carolina; her book makes an excellent complement to Judith Cohen's Succeeding with Autism: Hear My Voice. Strongly recommended for all academic and public libraries with ASD or education collections."--Library Journal "Palmer relates a humble, gracious story of squiring a high-functioning autistic son to college. ... She thoroughly addresse[s] questions of self-awareness, disclosure forms, Eric's capacities for self-help, orientation, time management and exploiting resources. There's plenty of practical information in these pages, particularly about the college classroom environment. ... A story that rings with love and support, and a drive to help Eric achieve his potential through meaningful, appropriate challenges."--Kirkus Reviews "This is a very comprehensive guide to college preparation, selection and success. The real-life, personal accounts of Ann Palmer and her son concerning his own path toward and through college life are a key and unique component to this work. I would buy this book if only for the excellent appendices! ... Our international organization will use this book as a reference for years to come."--Susan J. Moreno, President, MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome "There are limited resources about this topic, and virtually none from a parent's perspective. I became one of the many TEACCH therapists in the autism community who referred parents to Ann Palmer when their high school children with ASD were considering college. I was thrilled when she told me of her idea of writing a book, and have now eagerly devoured every page. Her well-organized, practical ideas fill the pages in a 'user-friendly' manner, a perfect blend of personal insights and suggestions. "Realizing The College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome feels like a kind and experienced friend willing to sit down and share her and her son's fears, doubts, and successes, providing help for other moms and dads and kids as they embark for the unknown territory called college."--Catherine Faherty, TEACCH teacher, psychoeducational specialist, and author of Aspergers ... What Does It Mean To Me? Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome is both a practical and a personal account of one ASD student's successful experience of going to college. This accessible book focuses on how to get there and stay there: deciding to go, how to get in and how to get the most out of it. Ann Palmer advises parents and professionals how to prepare the student for the transition from school and home life to a new environment and educational challenge, and how to support them through potential problems such as academic pressure, living away from home, social integration and appropriate levels of participation in college. She offers helpful strategies that will encourage and inspire parents and students and show that college can be a suitable option for students with an autism spectrum disorder, as well as the basis for a successful independent life later. This book is essential reading for any parent considering college as an option for their child, disability service providers in colleges a
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1955-
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Palmer, Ann
Dewey number
616.85/882
Index
index present
LC call number
RC553.A88
LC item number
P356 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Autism
  • Parents of autistic children
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Autism
  • Parents of autistic children
Label
Realizing the college dream with autism or Asperger syndrome : a parent's guide to student success, Ann Palmer
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-167) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Starting out: diagnosis and the early years -- Strategies for the high school years -- Making the decision about college -- Everything you need to know about life: a summer of lessons -- Adjusting to the move -- Supports and strategies in college -- Self-awareness and the issue of self-disclosure -- Positives of the college experience -- What comes next? -- Appendix A: useful books and websites -- Appendix B: sample self-disclosure form
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70289039
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (176 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781280538223
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)70289039
Label
Realizing the college dream with autism or Asperger syndrome : a parent's guide to student success, Ann Palmer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-167) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Starting out: diagnosis and the early years -- Strategies for the high school years -- Making the decision about college -- Everything you need to know about life: a summer of lessons -- Adjusting to the move -- Supports and strategies in college -- Self-awareness and the issue of self-disclosure -- Positives of the college experience -- What comes next? -- Appendix A: useful books and websites -- Appendix B: sample self-disclosure form
Control code
70289039
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (176 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280538223
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70289039

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