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Realizing the College Dream With Autism or Asperger Syndrome: A Parent's Guide to Student Success Paperback – November 15, 2005
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The answers to your questions are in this book. It's a very personal account of how one family successfully prepared their HFA son for college. When I first began reading, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to use the information in the book because my son's situation is so different from that of the author's child. However, once I got past the sections on early childhood and reached the account of the high school years, I was able to apply the information to my family's situation.
I found the chapter on possible accommodations in college especially helpful. If your child receives any accommodations or services now, you know that it can be hard to find out what is available. I've found that other parents are often the most useful source of information on accommodations, and Ann Palmer proves that to be true.
I also found it very helpful to have a parent's view of how to help a child on the spectrum to become his/her own advocate. I had become nervous reading over and over that college students must be their own advocates, without having an example of how to hand that responsibility over to my son. This book helped with that.
The last chapter, on careers, is a useful introduction to what might come after college. The book also includes a helpful resource list and a sample self-disclosure form.
I got this book through interlibrary loan, but plan to buy my own copy to refer to over the next several years.
Written by a parent, for parents. Simple and easy to read. You won't get lost in medical lingo
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Very helpful, detailed, informative through every stage of college and beyond. I had to bookmark numerous places to return to.Published 12 months ago by Mary Ballard
Lots of CLEAR ideas on preparing your Autistic Spectrum child or adult for college given by this mother. Read morePublished on January 1, 2014 by Okayfine87
This book I thought would give me new information and specific contacts for colleges and agencies to help my son with college acceptance. That's not what happened . Read morePublished on December 17, 2013 by Ames Katz
Good information for parents of Aspie preteens and teens. Don't get overwhelmed, though because not every school has all these services and not every family can take advantage of... Read morePublished on September 6, 2013 by Heather
This book is well written and is a good planning guide for special needs Jr. high or high school students.Published on September 5, 2013 by nobody
this book is full of excellent information and anyone who needs it will be rewarded with this information.
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A lot I already knew but did have some good advice which I implemented as a parent of a senior. The section on colleges with AS programs would have helped before our school had... Read morePublished on May 14, 2013 by NWIN
I quite honestly have not read it yet, but I think that it would help me with parenting my child toward college.
It came in good condition.
My husband was impressed with the book. He said that it provides a lot of information about the school system overall. Read morePublished on February 20, 2013 by Bibasik