Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) require extra support to successfully transition to college and to cope with living independently
Durham, NC (PRWEB) April 05, 2016
AudioSolutionz is one of the country’s leading information and training destinations for education professionals. It regularly hosts live and on-demand education webinars on hot topics and regulatory updates that education professionals and educators require to be on the top of their game.
On Thursday, April 21, 2016, AudioSolutionz will host a Live Webinar with expert speaker Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke titled “Preparing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for College and Success” to help educational institutions help students on the autism spectrum adapt successfully in college.
Going to college is an exciting time in every young person’s life, but the transition for all students to college life also comes with numerous challenges. This is even more the case for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Students on the Autism Spectrum require extra support to successfully transition to college life and to cope with living independently. There are significant differences in expectations from the college experience and K-12 education policies. Many students with ASD exhibit an insistence on sameness and, deficits in social communication and interaction. As a result, students with ASD are faced with academic, social, and self-management demands, which they must handle on their own. Students as well as parents require coaching to be able to handle the changes that the college experience brings to the life of students.
In order to help students with ASD succeed, educational institutions must be able to identify the different range of individual characteristics shown by students with ASD, as well as understand the abilities and deficits of college students on the Autism Spectrum. To help students with ASD succeed in their college life, analyzing the difficulties faced by them is essential. Educational institutions must develop practical strategies to support and coach students with ASD in their transition to an independent life.
In the live webinar, Dr. Clarke will help institutions gain a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and how students with ASD can be helped in their transition to college and achieve success. She will present coaching strategies for helping professionals and student services staff to encourage appropriate communication and self-advocacy with instructors. She will discuss how campus staff, professors etc. can advise students to help in their interpersonal and social interactions. Dr. Clarke will also present a brief analysis of the benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She will also discuss personal, academic and social campus resources that can help students with ASD and approaches to mitigating sensory sensitivities.
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