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ERIC Number: EJ886987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Teaching Social Skills and Academic Strategies to College Students with Asperger's Syndrome
Wenzel, Christine; Rowley, Laura
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v42 n5 p44-50 May-Jun 2010
In a study conducted in 2007 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the United States is approximately 1 in 150 people. An increase has also been seen in the number of students with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) attending postsecondary education institutions. Because of the rise in numbers of students with AS, there is a push for colleges and universities to address the unique needs of this population. This past year at the University of Connecticut, the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) has developed a first-year experience course specifically for students diagnosed with AS. The course offers them the opportunity to interact with other classmates who have similar challenges and provides them with essential skills and strategies to make their transition to the college community more seamless. In this article, the authors emphasize the importance for college personnel to explore innovative and unique initiatives to meet the needs of this population. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States