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MC 498 Presentation

Research Presentation for MC 498 - Students with Asperger's and Their Transition from High School to College

Lauren Jasinski

on 13 September 2012

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MC 498 High School College Research Question: What are some of the challenges and
concerns of students with Asperger's Syndrome who are
interested in continuing their education beyond high school?
What types of resources are available to them at colleges or universites? How can these be improved upon so that everyone
has an equal opportunity to succeed? Asperger's vs. Autism Spectrum Disorder 1. Average linguistic skills
2. Average or above average cognitive skills
3. Repetitive and occasionally obsessive behavior or interests
4. Distinct from HFA
5. Lack of empathy - difficulty with social norms In the early 1990's there was a huge spike
in the amount of children diagnosed with
Autism Spectrum Disorders So What Seems To Be The Problem Here? Lack of specific resources of individuals with Asperger's
Need for individualized attention
Lack of groups or organizations geared towards students with Asperger's
Interaction between neuro-diverse and neuro-typical students is rare
Disability resources are far too broad Daily Dorm Life I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends Resources

AHEADD. Achieving in Higher Education with Autism/Developmental Disabilities, 2008. <http://www.aheadd.org/index.html>.

Autism Higher Education Foundation. Autism Higher Education Foundation, 2010. Web. <http://www.autismhighereducationfoundation.org/>.

"Autism Spectrum Disorders." National Institute of Mental Health. National Institutes of Health, Feb. 2010. Web. <http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-pervasive-developmental-disMichigan Disability Resources. State of Michigan, 2009. <http://www.michigan.gov/disabilityresources/0,1607,7-223-40879---,00.html>.orders/index.shtml>.

Cale. Spectrum Siblings: Autistic College Student and ABA Therapist on How to Thrive on the Autism Spectrum. Wordpress, 2010. Web. <http://frogger11758.wordpress.com/>.

"Office of Disability Support Systems." LCC Student Services. Lansing Community College. 2010. <http://www.lcc.edu/odss/>.

"Resource Center of Persons with Disability." Resource Center for Persons with Disability. Michigan State University, 2010. Web. <http://www.rcpd.msu.edu/>.

VanBergeijk, Ernst, Ami Klin, and Fred Volkmar. "Supporting More Able Students on the Autism Spectrum: College and Beyond." Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 38.7 (2008): 1359-370. Print. What Can Be Done?
- Better understanding of an individuals core defecits and core strengths
- Notification by the University/College to the Professor
- Involvement of Parents or Guardians
- Assistance in dorm life activities
- More on campus organizations or programs
- Improved Technology
- Better definition of Asperger's
- Expansion of what is done at school level, not national Whose Issue Is This To Solve? Students with Disabilities are currently protected under
the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Free and
Appropriate Education Acte (FAPE)
All of these ensure equal opportunity to resources
and protection from discrimination based on ability Campus Resources
1) Identify and Register Disability
2) Provide official Medical
Documentation (3 years)
3) Needs Assessment by RCPD
4) Verified Individualized Service and Accomodation
5) "While the university provides reasonable accommodations, we do not change essential academic requirements or job functions"
- Alternative Materials
- Notetaking Assistance
- Alternative Testing
- Assistive Technology
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