Post High School and College Planning
for Students on the Spectrum:
Helping Our Students Prepare for Their Future and Find the Right Path
Jane Thierfeld Brown, EdD
January 21, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Transitioning from high school to college or employment can be difficult for any student, but especially for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The structure and predictability provided in high school are gone. The social and academic supports these students may have relied on during their high school years are suddenly removed. The organization, communication, social and “life” skills required in a college or employment setting are heightened. Our role as “parent” changes legally when our “child” turns 18.
For all these reasons, it is important to encourage students with ASD to develop critical academic, social and life skills while in high school so they can transition to college or employment successfully. Jane Thierfeld Brown, EdD, Director of College Autism Spectrum and former Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale Child Study, will provide useful tips for how to help our students develop the necessary skills for life beyond high school and plan for college and employment.
Is Your Kid Ready for College? (PDF Format)
Am I Ready for College? (PDF Format)
Study Habits and Skills Checklist (PDF Format)
Website: Going to College (Resources for Teens)
Dr. Brown’s Book: The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum
More About Jane Thierfeld Brown
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