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ERIC Number: EJ940879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
The Trifecta of Student Support Services: Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Succeed in Postsecondary Education
Hansen, Rebecca
College and University, v86 n4 p37-40 Spr 2011
Anecdotal evidence suggests that each year, more and more students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) apply to and are accepted into universities. Given the increased prevalence of ASDs, it is inevitable that one's institution will soon be providing support to students with this diagnosis. Identifying students who need support may be challenging; a student may not exhibit behaviors readily recognizable as symptomatic of an ASD; or may chose not to disclose their diagnoses. How can one's institution prepare itself to meet the needs of students with ASDs? This article describes three primary areas of student support services that can aid students with ASDs and ensure that they are afforded the same opportunities to succeed in higher education as their peers without ASDs. Specifically, the author describes the level of support one university provides for students on the autism spectrum. Even as it continues to evolve, the College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome (College Program) at Marshall University is meeting the needs of students with ASDs in the areas of academics, independent living, and social skills.
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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