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The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum is a result of 100 plus years of combined experience as disability services professionals for authors, parents, teachers, and clinicians Jane Thierfeld Brown, EdD, Lorraine E. Wolf, PhD, Lisa King, MEd, and G. Ruth Kukiela Bork, MEd. Arranged in the order that students and their family will go through during the college process, each chapter begins with an overview and a vignette of a student and where he or she is in the college process. The vignettes outline different students to make the examples as comprehensive as possible in hopes that readers will find issues from their own family in some of them. From how to select the right campus, how to work with Disability Services staff, what legal protections apply, how to prepare your son or daughter to be an effective self-advocate on campus, to what assistance can reasonably be expected from faculty, families, clinicians, teachers, and high school specialists will come away with invaluable information about the transition to college. This parent-friendly book, written by parents who are also autism professionals, takes the fear and mystery out of the college experience in a world that sees an increasing number of individuals with autism spectrum disorders attending college.

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