E12. Transition College to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Speaking: Jane

The population of students on the Autism Spectrum who are headed to college is increasing. Students on the Spectrum have unique needs in preparing for post-secondary education. The transition process for students and parents must begin early and be designed appropriately in order to encourage a successful transition. Preparation and skill building are essential for the student, the family and the school team. In this session, the presenter will discuss skills needed for higher education, the development of plans for students and parents, how to build resiliency in students on the Autism Spectrum, technology supports these students may need, and appropriate transition goals for high school.