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

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Going to college can be a daunting prospect for any young person, but for 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. Sarita Freedman identifies several necessary skill sets, along with effective intervention strategies for facilitating skill development throughout the student's elementary, middle and high school years. Several specific accommodations, supports, and classroom/teaching strategies that benefit students with ASD need are presented. Finally, Dr. Freedman suggests a number of changes for streamlining public service delivery systems so that future students with ASD can be better prepared for their adult lives. This book provides invaluable ideas and suggestions for any professional working with individuals on the autism spectrum including, mental health professionals, special educators, educational therapists, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, high school and college counselors. Parents and other caregivers of individuals with ASD will also appreciate learning about the various skill sets and the developmental manner in which they are presented.

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Dr. Sarita Freedman is a licensed psychologist and maintains a private practice in Calabasas, California, USA. Dr. Freedman has over 30 years' experience working with children, adults, and families, in both educational and clinical settings. She has published articles in autism-related magazines and presented on many aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders at conferences. Formerly, Dr. Freedman co-founded the Child Development Institute where she was Director of Special Needs Programs. She was responsible for designing training programs for undergraduate and graduate students interested in working with children on the spectrum, and overseeing their progress in individual and group supervision. Dr. Freedman is the founder of College on the Spectrum, devoted to helping students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome succeed in college and in life.

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