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    Transitioning from high school to the postsecondary world is difficult for all students. This is more prevalent for students with ASD, because the deficits of the condition may not be fully realized or addressed in the secondary environment. Secondary systems and the families they serve are largely unaware of the all encompassing differences between high school and college as well as the impact these differences can have on the student if not prepared well in advance. College Autism Spectrum professionals have extensive K12 experience and provide workshops for high school educators and administrators, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and other interagency supports targeting:

    • How to prepare students on the spectrum for the college option
    • Developing self advocacy skills
    • Understanding documentation requirements needed at the post-secondary level
    • How to assist parents in supporting the transition process
    • How to help individuals with ASD gain insight into their disability and the ways in which it affects areas of functioning in higher education settings
    • Differences in legislation of IDEA and ADA

    The Village Voice: With Autism Diagnoses on the Rise, New York universities Offer Students Help
    "With Autism Diagnoses on the Rise, New York universities Offer Students Help" : Dr. Jane Brown interviewed by The Village Voice. [LINK]

    Autistic, And College-Bound on Vermont Edition of NPR
    "Autistic, And College-Bound" : Dr. Jane Brown interviewed on Vermont Edition of NPR. [LINK]

    CBS News story on Autism awareness: College programs for students on the spectrum
    Dr. Jane Brown talks with CBS News on "Autism awareness: College programs for students on the spectrum." [LINK]

    USA Today College : Autistic college students navigate the hidden curriculum
    "Autistic college students navigate the hidden curriculum" : College Autism Spectrum's Jane Brown talks with USA Today...

    NPR - All Things Considered
    College Autism Spectrum featured in NPR's All Things Considered on-air segment. Read more and listen to the story...

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