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Rethinking Transitions in
Higher Education:
Interventions for Students with
Autism Spectrum Disorders
(ASD)
Presenters: Lauren M. Kelley, Ph.D. &
Brittany C. Joseph, M.Ed.
Who We Are…
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Lauren Kelley, Ph.D.
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Email: [email protected]
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Webpage: laurenkelley.org
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Education Consultant
Brittany Joseph, M.Ed.
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Instructor at Bowling Green State University
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Email: [email protected]
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Business email: [email protected]
Overview & Session Objectives
Section I
① Define Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and
the common challenges.
② Explore the prevalence of ASD and its impact.
③ Engage in open dialogue about experiences
with students with ASD.
④ Discuss
how to better understand students and
meet their diverse needs in the classroom and
on campus.
⑤ Analyze institutional infrastructure and financial
and human resources for supporting students.
Overview & Session Objectives,
cont.
Section II
① Explore interventions and teaching strategies.
② Analyze different types of interventions and
discover new interventions.
③ Explore orientation components for students.
④ Explore textbook and course outline
suggestions.
⑤ Explore
current trends, tools, and strategies
related to institutional resources (financial and
human).
① The definition for the disorder
continues to change
② Center for Disease Control &
Prevention (CDC) is currently reporting
that 1 in 88 children are being
diagnosed with ASD
③ Media and ASD
④ Cuts in education
① The most recent federal data reveals
that more than ______US
undergraduates have a disability on
campus.
② __% are students with autism spectrum
disorders; 79% have been diagnosed
with ADHD.
What do statistics reveal about
students with ASD?
① _____children with autism will turn 18
this year, and within two years of high
school, less than _ of those will have
paying jobs.
② Projections predict there will be ______
adults over 22 years old with an ASD in
____
What do statistics reveal about
students with ASD?
① Underemployed or unemployed adults
with ASD are brought into the welfare
and social service systems.
② Burden on their families, on insurance
companies, and on federal and state
social services.
What are the consequences of
ignoring this issue?
like?
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Social situations and interactions are
awkward/difficult
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Social anxiety, lack of eye contact, easily
frustrated
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Lack of self-advocacy skills
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Extremely intelligent and talented
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Yearn for a structured learning environment
Easily distracted
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Time management and focus issues
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Desire to fit in socially; lack understanding of
①Did any of those characteristics resonate
with you?
②Did the student disclose?
③How was the student received by other
students?
Supportive Learning Environments
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Students with ASD may experience challenges
by simply being in the classroom as a result of
sensory challenges
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Students may have “hypersensitivity to stimuli”:
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Sights
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Sounds
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Smells
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Classroom lighting (fluorescent)
Exists in the forms of:
①Visual
②Auditory
③Tactile
④Vestibular
⑤Taste
⑥Smell
Let’s talk about it:
①Did you recognize it?
②Did you know what to do?
③What did you do?
④How did others around the student
stimming react?
① Including information in your syllabus
about disability services
② Discussions in class about disability
services
③ Creating a comfortable environment
where students are encouraged to
disclose
④ Laying ground rules for tolerance and
Creating Supportive Environments
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Relationship building on Day One
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Regular interaction/Transition the student (HO)
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Pivotal response training
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Social stories
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Assignments with clear instructions
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Explanation of assignment purpose and
benefits
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Use of peer mentors
Structure your learning environment
Creating Supportive Environments
Relationship Building with Parents
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The role of the parent in college
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FERPA
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Parents can communicate with school officials
if:
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A FERPA waiver is signed by the student
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A health/safety concern exists
Guardianship
Campus
Financial & Human Resources
Pooling Resources
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Departmental Collaboration
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Administrators, faculty, staff, and students
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Institutional commitment
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President’s Office
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Provost’s Office
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Faculty unions/senate
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Disability Services
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Academic Affairs
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Student Affairs
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Student Activities
Financial & Human Support Resources
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Peer support structure
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Supportive faculty
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Supportive advisors
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Supportive administrators
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Cooperative Public Safety Office
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Cooperative Disability Services Office
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Mental Health Services
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Designated quiet and safe spaces
Parents
Counselors
Therapists
Faculty
Peers
Disability
Services
ASD
Student
Student Conduct
Office
Peer Mentor
College Staff
Advisors
• Orientation
sessions
• Guided campus
tours
• Alignment with
assigned peer
mentor
• Support team
meetings
Summer
Orientation
Registration &
Transition Plan
• Register for
semester
• Introduction to
faculty and advisors
• Build transition
plan for semester
• Support for ASD
students as they
transition into
college life
First Year
Experience
Course
Supportive Faculty
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Incorporating Universal Design for Learning
(UDL)
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Multiple means of access
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Multiple means of presentation
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Multiple means of engagement
Group work
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Cooperative and collaborative learning
Cited from: http://youtu.be/kt-TOt9vqJk
Pulling It All Together
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ASD Awareness/Identifying Students
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Institutional commitment/Professional
Development
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Financial & Human Resources
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Supportive Learning Environments
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Multiple Means of Engagement in the Classroom
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Peer Mentorship/Structured & Innovative
Learning
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Supportive Teams for Students
Questions/Comments
E-book —
Advocacy for Autism Spectrum
Disorders in College:
A Guide for Students, Faculty,
and Student Services Personnel
Coming soon!!!!!!!

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