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Preparing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for College and Success (EDU751W)

Presented by: Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke
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Pre Recorded Webinar
90 minutes
Event Description

Practical Strategies to Assist, Coach and Supports Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Transitioning to college is an exciting time for all students and comes with a variety of challenges. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may need additional support to navigate this transition successfully and adjust to living independently. Additionally, parents and students may need coaching on the differences between K-12 policies and college expectations. Characterized by an insistence on uniformity and repetitiveness and deficits in social communication and interaction, students with ASD will be faced with many new demands related to academic, social, and self-management spheres, which they may have never handled on their own.

This webinar with expert speaker Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clark will identify the range of individual characteristics displayed by students on the Autism Spectrum, explain what happened to Asperger's Syndrome, and review the challenges of college life for students with ASD. You will learn practical strategies to assist, coach, and support students with ASD as they transition to living independently and are stretched academically, socially, and personally. At the end of this program, you will have a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and how you can help college students on the Autism Spectrum achieve success.

Training Objectives

  • New DSM 5 criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  • What happened to Asperger's Syndrome?
  • Capabilities and shortfalls of college students on the Autism Spectrum.
  • Compare and contrast K-12 vs. post-secondary roles and responsibilities for students and their parents.
  • Challenges students face in a variety of self management, academic, and social areas related to time management, study schedules, sleeping routines, healthy eating habits, study skills, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Self management areas such as hygiene, time management, and healthy eating.
  • Understanding of sensory sensitivities and teaching tips.
  • Behavior management and issues related to student conduct.
  • Review of helpful campus resources and reasonable accommodations.
  • Strategies to boost self advocacy and increase communication with instructors.
  • Coaching strategies for helping professionals and student services staff.
  • Tips for supporting students in their social and interpersonal interactions.
  • Approaches to mitigating sensory sensitivities.
  • Academic, social, and personal campus resources.
  • Stress management techniques and role play exercises for students.
  • Colleges and universities which provide programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Who should attend

  • University and College Faculty
  • K-12 Teachers, Guidance Counselors, and Special Education Teachers
  • College Advisors
  • College Counselors
  • Disabilities/Accessibility Services Staff
  • Residence Life Staff
  • Retention Specialists, At-Risk Population Specialists
  • Student Life Staff
  • First Year Experience/New Student Orientation Coordinators
  • Librarians
  • Tutoring Center Staff
  • Parents and Family Members
  • Faculty Professional Development Coordinators
  • Career Technical and Vocational Rehab Educators
  • Concurrent Enrollment Staff
  • First Generation Advisors
  • Parent Associations in K-12 and College
  • On-line Learning Program Staff
  • Developmental Education Program Staff
  • Special Education Program Staff
  • Diversity and Inclusion Program Staff
  • Academic Coaches
About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke | Higher Education SpeakerDr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke
Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke is a clinical psychologist, consultant and former psychology professor with almost three decades of combined experience in mental health, safety, higher education, publishing and media. She began her professional career as a psychotherapist and has worked in a wide variety of inpatient and out... More info

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