Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Preparing Students to Transition to College and Succeed

Start Date : September 5, 2018
End Date : September 5, 2018
Time : 10:00 am to11:30 am

Phone : 18003851607
Email : support@mentorhealth.com


Training Options  Duration: 90 Minutes  

Wednesday, September 5, 2018   |   10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT


Overview:This webinar will identify the range of individual characteristics displayed by students on the Autism Spectrum, explain what happened to Asperger's Syndrome, and review the challenges of college life for students with ASD. Participants will learn practical strategies to assist, coach, and support students on the Autism Spectrum as they transition to living independently and are stretched academically, socially, and personally. At the end of this program, participants will have a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and how they can help college students on the Autism Spectrum achieve success.


Why should you Attend: Without a concrete plan and accurate understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), parents and students will be ill-equipped to cope with the challenges of transitioning to college and experiencing academic, social, and personal success. College life can be overwhelming for the student on the autism spectrum who struggles with sensory sensitivities and communication and interpersonal deficits. 


Areas Covered in the Session:


Tips for homeschooling students with ASD

Brief overview of the benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

What happened to Asperger's Syndrome?

Abilities and deficits of college students on the Autism Spectrum

Compare and contrast K-12 vs. post-secondary roles and responsibilities for students and their parents

Challenges students face in a variety of self management, academic, and social areas (eg., time management and study schedules, sleeping and healthy eating habits, study skills, interpersonal relationships)

Description of sensory sensitivities

Behavior management and conduct issues

Review of helpful campus resources and reasonable accommodations

Strategies to encourage self advocacy and appropriate communication with instructors

Tips for supporting students in their social and interpersonal interactions

Approaches to mitigating sensory sensitivities

Academic, social, and personal campus resources

Stress management techniques and role play exercises for students

Examples of colleges and universities with programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder


Who Will Benefit:

Homeschooling Organizations and Parents

Clinical Psychologists and Therapists working with students on the Autism Spectrum

Post-secondary program leaders

University and College Faculty

K-12 Teachers, Guidance Counselors, and Special Education Teachers

College Advisors

College Counselors

Disabilities/Accessibility Services Staff

Residence Life Staff

Retention Specialists, At-Risk Population Specialists

Student Life Staff

First Year Experience/New Student Orientation Coordinators


Tutoring Center Staff

Parents and Family Members

Faculty Professional Development Coordinators

Career Technical and Vocational Rehab Educators

Concurrent Enrollment Staff

First Generation Advisors

Parent Associations in K-12 and College

On-line Learning Program Staff

Developmental Education Program Staff

Special Education Program Staff

Diversity and Inclusion Program Staff

Academic Coaches


Speaker Profile 

Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke is a clinical psychologist, mental health consultant, and retired psychology professor who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brown University and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. Dr. Clarke worked as a psychotherapist in a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, and served on the Colorado state board of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and as an executive officer for the Virginia and Rocky Mountain chapters of the Association of Black Psychologists. Her experience in higher education includes teaching psychology for 19 years at colleges and universities in Virginia and Colorado and serving as Director of Faculty Professional Development at Community College of Aurora and Associate Director of Career and Counseling Services at Christopher Newport University. She currently serves on the Behavioral Intervention Team at Community College of Aurora and is the President of Living Well Press, LLC, a mental health and wellness consulting firm and publishing company.


Price - $139


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