College Autism Spectrum: Providing support for students on the autism spectrum and the schools and colleges they attend

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for students, parents, & professionals
involved with the autism spectrum community

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  • Asperger / Autism Network College Readiness: Preparing Your High School Student, It's Never Too Early to Start
    Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30 PM

    Join presenters Jane Thierfeld Brown, EdD, and Lorraine Wolf, PhD, authors of "A Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum," as they talk about the key steps needed for success after high school for students with Asperger Syndrome and related conditions.

    AHEAD Webinar - Residence Life and Students with Autism Residence Life and Students with Autism
    Tuesday, October 13th at 3-4:30 PM

    This webinar presented by Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D., will discuss complicated conduct issues and consider ways to remove the stigma often associated with neurodiverse behaviors and disability. The prevalence of students with autism has significantly increased the number of neuro diverse students on our campuses and in our residence halls. With this diversity comes a need to identify the barriers those students face and establish systems, policies, and strategies that ensure that all students have meaningful, equitable living experiences. Webinar Conduct and Students on the Autism Spectrum
    Tuesday, November 8th at 1 PM

    This webinar presented by Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown will address how to best work with students on the spectrum who may present these challenges. Issues for classrooms, residence halls and students organizations will be discussed as well as dealing with parents.

    College Autism Spectrum (CAS) is an independent organization of professionals whose purpose is to assist students with autism spectrum disorders, and their families. We specialize in COLLEGE COUNSELING (helping students find the right college) and WORK READINESS (skill building for interviews, jobs and work skills).

    We help students with ASD explore and navigate college options before, during and through the college process. Additionally, we provide campuses and professionals with the tools and training to work effectively with students on the spectrum and to understand the challenges as well as the talents they bring.

    Our team of Lisa King, M.Ed., Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D and Dr. Lorraine Wolf, Ph.D. has over 75 years of combined experience in disability service provision in a variety of college environments, including 4 year, public, private and professional institutions of higher education as well as 2 year community college and technical schools.

    • Overview of our Team:
    Learn more about Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D, Lisa King, M.Ed., Dr. Lorraine Wolf, Ph.D., and the rest of our consultants.

    • Services for Students:
    Students with autism spectrum disorders often have no trouble meeting the entrance criteria to the college of their choice, yet once there, have extreme difficulty navigating the academic and social complexities inherent in the college experience.

    • Services for Parents:
    Students with ASD often have unique needs for support in areas that colleges are not mandated to provide. In depth understanding of a student's strengths and challenges and an institution's ability to support them is essential in facilitating a successful experience.

    • Services for Professionals:
    The increasing numbers of students on the autism spectrum entering post-secondary education present higher education institutions with challenges previously not at issue.

    • Services for Schools & Agencies:
    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.

    • Summer Programs for Students:
    Special Summer programs for students and/or family dealing with autism spectrum disorder.

    • College Programs for Students:
    Many post-secondary institutions around the country offer training and certification programs as well as individualized and group support services.

    • Testimonials & Kudos:
    Find out what satisfied clients and workshop participants are saying about the professionals at College Autism Spectrum.

    • Our Training Schedule:
    Here's a list of upcoming events as well as past appearance and school presentations.

    • Media Center:
    Check out the latest press clippings, media materials, brochures and selected presentations.

    Students in Connecticut With Autism Adapting Better at College
    "Students in Connecticut With Autism Adapting Better at College" - WNPR News More Colleges Expanding Programs For Students On Autism Spectrum
    "More Colleges Expanding Programs For Students On Autism Spectrum" - Forbes

    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" - The Village Voice

    Autistic, And College-Bound on Vermont Edition of NPR
    "Autistic, And College-Bound" - NPR

    CBS News story on Autism awareness: College programs for students on the spectrum
    "Autism awareness: College programs for students on the spectrum" - CBS News

    USA Today College : Autistic college students navigate the hidden curriculum
    "Autistic college students navigate the hidden curriculum" - USA Today

    NPR - All Things Considered
    "Autistic Kids Learn To Survive, And Thrive, In College" - NPR

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