First Class Support for College Students on the Autism Spectrum
Practical Advice for College Counselors and Educators
Students with autism can face many difficulties during the transition from high school to further education. This book shares practical advice for supporting students on the autism spectrum and helping them to succeed, not only academically, but also socially and emotionally.
From support with relationships, to dealing with anxiety and managing independent living, this book covers a breadth of topics. It considers the impact of college teaching expectations on everyday life, and explains the special considerations for counseling student with autism on academic issues. The author reflects on his own experience, sharing the mistakes he has made and offering lessons learned to ensure success at college for all students with autism.
Michael W. Duggan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. He has worked as a community college counselor for nearly 20 years. He lives in Illinois.
Chapter 1 My First Failure
Chapter 2 The Phantom Success Story
Chapter 3 The First Year of College: What to Expect and How to Help Students Succeed
Chapter 4 Anxiety: The Silent Partner
Chapter 5 Technology: Our Friend and Enemy
Chapter 6 Relationships: From Friendships to Dating to Sex
Chapter 7 Career Exploration and Life After College: What's Next?
Chapter 8 Regarding Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
Chapter 9 What Makes a Good Counselor?
Chapter 10 Autismerica: One of the Proudest Accomplishments of My Career
Chapter 11 Lessons Learned from the Field of Rehabilitation Counseling for Professionals and Parents Alike
Chapter 12 Effective Teaching Interventions
Chapter 13 Teaching Interpersonal Communications
Chapter 14 What Students on the Spectrum Want the Rest of Us to Know
Chapter 15 What I Wish Parents, Students, and Everyone Else Would Know
Chapter 16 Taking Care of Yourself
Chapter 17 Concluding Thoughts
EPILOGUE: DR. MICHAEL DUGGAN'S TIPS FOR SUCCESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND LIFE
WEBSITE AND RESOURCE INDEX
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