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Sending Children With Aspergers To College
02.12.2010 | Author: Ricky Colosimo | Posted in Health-and-Fitness
In 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) opened up the doors to college for a new set of students: Children and anybody with autism spectrum. Children are getting the education they require today and they are able to graduate and move on to the college campus. To assist, every college that is not run by a religious institution – though there are few religious colleges which comply – are needed to have an Office of Student Disabilities or an ADA Compliance Officer on staff. These two services are specially designed to assist children with Asperger’s get the college aid they require, like tutoring and counseling, to have a successful college career.
If you have a child who wishes to go to college, encourage them and do your homework. You want to help them find a school who’s Office of Student Disabilities or ADA Officer is serious in aiding students with learning curves. The college have to be willing to aid the student with each aspect of their college life, from classroom learning to participating in organizations to adapting to the social life of the college campus. If you find a school that has a good track record helping other students with Asperger’s, then you know your kid would do well.
A college with a good program in place to aid children will have in place a chain of command which could handle the special needs of the student. Every individual from the Dean to the dorm supervisors must understand what Asperger’s syndrome is all about and know the way to help the student adjust to their new surroundings. They’ll be able to interact with the child and his or her peers to assist everyone involved understand the syndrome and avoid misunderstandings and any possible isolation which can drive the student away.
However, the big factor in all of this is the kid themselves and how much they understand about the Asperger’s syndrome they are living with. Because no 2 children are the same, you must decide whether or not they are able to understand what they are living with. Few kids could handle the fact that they have Asperger’s syndrome and can live a normal life and attend college with help. Others are not able to handle this fact. How you handle their needs would help you both decide if college is right for them and whether their peers ought to be made aware of their one of a kind learning style.
If your kid decides he or she wishes to attend college and to let their peers know that they have been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, ask the Office of Disabilities to assist you talk to the other students. In the right environment, your child will be embraced as a peer and not isolated as the ‘weird kid’.
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