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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Preparing Students To Transition To College And Succeed – ONLINE/WEBINAR

September 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

| $139.00

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
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
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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September 5, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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