Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome


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College life is particularly stressful for students with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and the resources that colleges provide for such students are often inadequate. This much needed guide provides information to help these students prepare successfully for the rites and rituals of studying, interact with staff and fellow students, cope with expectations and pressures, and understand their academic and domestic responsibilities. How will I cope with the workload? What do I do if I feel ill? How do I make friends and initiate relationships with the opposite sex? Drawing on first hand interviews with AS students and direct clinical experience, the authors address these and many other questions thoughtfully and thoroughly, making practical recommendations.

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome demystifies the range of college experiences for students with AS. It is a must for these students, their parents and counsellors alike, providing benefits that will continue throughout the college years and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843102014
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 11/28/2003
Edition description: Student
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

John Harpur was a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. His research included a multidisciplinary project on Emotional Intelligence and Asperger Syndrome. Maria Lawlor is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Child and Family Centre, St. Mary's Hospital, Drogheda, and lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College, Dublin. Michael Fitzgerald is the Henry Marsh Professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the Child and Family Centre at Trinity College, Dublin.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Acknowledgements. 1. Preparing for College: A Brief Preamble. 2. Welcome to the Rest of Your Life. 3. The College Environment for the Asperger Student. 4. Attending to Academic Demands with AS. 5. Working with Student Support Services. 6. Communication: Getting Along with Others. 7. Interacting with the Opposite Sex: Sex and Sexuality. 8. Managing Anxiety and Stress. 9. Establishing an AS Support Group. 10. Inspirational Thinkers and Scientists. 11. Life After College. Appendices. References. Index.

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