Students With Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel
For many students with autism spectrum disorders, getting admitted to college is the easy part. Surviving and succeeding can be quite another, as these students transition into a system that is often unprepared to receive them. Accommodating students whose disabilities very likely fall in social and self-regulatory areas is a particular challenge for disability services providers who are not used to reaching out into so many areas of student life. This comprehensive book offers disability services professionals practical strategies for accommodating and supporting students in all phases of college life and beyond. Foreword by Fred Volkmar, MD, and Ami Klim, PhD.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Ruth Kukiela Bork, MEd, is dean and director of the Disability Resource Center at Northeastern University where she also received her master's degree. Her professional involvement in disability affairs and advocacy spans 34 years. She is a founding member of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and has written and spoken on a wide range of disability-related topics. Ruth co-authored Students With Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel and The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum.
Jane Thierfeld Brown, EdD, is director of student services at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has worked in disability services for 33 years. Thierfeld Brown is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale Child Study in their adult clinic. She consults with many institutions of higher education, as well as with parents and students on issues of autism spectrum disorders in her role as Co-Director of College Autism Spectrum. In addition to Social Behavior and Self-Management: 5-Point Scales for Adolescents and Adults and The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum, she co-authored Students With Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel and The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum. Thierfeld Brown has three children, the youngest of whom is on the spectrum.
PhD, is director of Disability Services at Boston University, where she also holds faculty appointments in psychiatry and rehabilitation sciences. She received a master's degree in general psychology from New York University and a doctorate in neuropsychology from City University of New York. With more than 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders, Lori has published and presented extensively on issues related to students with attention and learning disorders, psychiatric disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders.