As exciting as it is, the transition of all students to college also comes with numerous challenges. However, students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will require extra support to successfully handle the transition and to cope with living independently. Students and parents also require coaching on the differences between college expectation and K-12 policies. Characterized by an insistence on sameness and deficits in social communication and interaction, students with ASD are faced with academic, social, and self-management demands that they may have never handled on their own.
In this webinar, expert speaker Peggy Mitchell Clarke will identify the different range of individual characteristics shown by students with ASD; discuss what occurred to Asperger's Syndrome; and analyze the difficulties faced by students with ASD in their college life. You will get to know some practical strategies to help, support and coach students with ASD as they transition to a living an independent life and are stretched socially, personally and academically.
Peggy will also present to you a brief analysis of the benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Towards the end of this session, you will gain a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and how students with ASD can be helped in their transition to college and achieve success.
Who should attend?
Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke
Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke is a clinical psychologist, mental health consultant, and retired psychology professor who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brown University and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. Dr. Clarke worked as a psychotherapist in a wide var... More info