, Volume 43, Issue 8, pp 1989-1990
Date: 26 Jun 2013

J. Thierfeld Brown, L. Wolf, L. King, and R. Kukiela Bork: The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum

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The word “transition” means something different to each person. New students entering college must maneuver strange environments and procedures; live and work independently, and create their reputation on campus. This transition can be daunting and carry a host of significant challenges. Students may have to share bathrooms with strangers, register for classes, pay fees, and adjust to changes in routines like cancelled classes. They will have to know when and how to self-advocate. This new life is riddled with “hidden” regulations that can be overwhelming for any student, but especially so for students on the Autism Spectrum who can have significant challenges with the social and organizational demands of college. J. Thierfeld Brown, Lorraine E. Wolf, Lisa King, and G. Ruth Kukiela Bork (2012) know how crucial the transition year is for students on the Autism Spectrum, and their book, The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum, is designed to provide students, fa