Topic areas to consider when planning transition from high school to postsecondary education for students with autism spectrum disorders

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Abstract

For many individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attending and completing postsecondary education is a viable option. However, success in postsecondary education for these individuals may require more planning and ongoing support than students without an ASD. This article provides educators and transition support personnel with a range of topics to consider when working with students with ASD and their families to develop a comprehensive transition plan. These topic areas include career exploration, academic goal setting and preparation, assessing and knowing learning styles, self-advocacy skills, reasonable accommodations, academic supports, interagency collaboration, technology, and time management skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-162
Number of pages5
JournalFocus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • autism spectrum disorders
  • postsecondary education transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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