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ERIC Number: EJ829415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Asperger's Syndrome and the Voyage through High School: Not the Final Frontier
Graetz, Janet E.; Spampinato, Kim
Journal of College Admission, n198 p19-24 Win 2008
Asperger's syndrome (AS) is a neurological disorder included in the spectrum of autism disorders. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are said to exhibit characteristics that fall into a "triad of deficits" that include (a) communication, (b) socialization, and (c) interests and activities. For children and adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome, difficulties in communication and socialization and their tendency to focus on specific topics and interests will last throughout their lifetime affecting their opportunities for socialization, education, and employment. Today, more high school students living with Asperger's Syndrome expect college to be in their future, looking forward to an environment where they may finally shine. High school counselors may be unfamiliar with the intricacies of AS and unsure as to how to advise these students. There is a need for both high school and college counselors to better understand students with AS. In this article, the authors offers tips for working with students with AS. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A