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ERIC Number: EJ903142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Ten Questions to Ask: When Exploring Post Secondary Educational Options for Students on the Autism Spectrum
VanBergeijk, Ernst
Exceptional Parent, v40 n9 p16-17 Sep 2010
Deciding what to do after high school is a daunting task for any young person, but for students on the autism spectrum, the thought can be paralyzing. Additional questions need to be asked and answered to insure a goodness of fit between the student's strengths, goals, and weaknesses and a post secondary educational program's strengths, goals, and weaknesses. This article presents 10 questions students on the autism spectrum need to ask program administrators before deciding to enroll in a college degree, vocational or independent living skills program. These questions are: (1) What does a student receive when he or she completes the program? (2) Is the program accredited and by whom? (3) How is the program funded? (4) What are the credentials of the program's administrative, teaching and service delivery staff? (5) What special training, if any, does the program staff receive on ASDs? (6) What are the staffing ratios? (7) How much flexibility is inherent in the program? (8) Does the post secondary program offer any summer preview programs for high school students? (9) What information can a parent expect from the program regarding the academic progress and behavior of his or her son or daughter? (10) What is the program's philosophy and how do they handle interpersonal conflict among the students?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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