February 27, 2010

Summer College Program For High School Students With ASD

Marshall University provides a practical college transition experience each summer during the university's Summer III session. Students interested in college and who have completed their junior year in high school may apply. The deadline for application is May 15, 2010.

Students accepted into the support program live in typical dorms, attend a typical class of their choosing and receive peripheral support from the College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome. In addition to daily face-to-face mentoring, students attend skills groups, have access to organized study halls and are included in planned recreational activities.

Contact Rebecca Hansen or Marc Ellison for details regarding the application process and fees that are included.

February 23, 2010

On The Topic Of Merging Autism Spectrum Disorders

"I believe that if we take away 'Asperger's syndrome,' people will not know as easily what this child needs to excel in school and in life."

 "For instance, someone who has high-functioning autism may have a learning disability, but someone with Asperger's may not."
~William Brown

Read the entire CNN article on the debate of eliminating Asperger's Disorder from the DSM at this link.

Photo courtesy of Campell Brown

February 21, 2010

Bottle Rockets, Brass Knuckles and ASD

Read Jeff Witzeman's entertaining and enlightening article titled Parenting A Child With Asperger's Syndrome at this link.

February 7, 2010

To Those Who Have Applied To The MU Program

The February 1 deadline for applications has passed. Invitations for interviews will be mailed out by the middle of this week (week beginning February 8th, 2010), after the several dozen applications we received are evaluated.