Asperger Center for Education and Training

College Coaching: Helping Students on the Autism Spectrum Transition to Post-Secondary Education

August June 9-13, 2014 at 9:00am-2:30pm
Instructor: Lynda Geller, Ph.D., Spectrum Services

303 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1003
New York, NY 10016

Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and other Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have superior intellectual ability, but struggle with the social and organizational aspects in college. This unique training program will prepare individuals to support students with AS and ASDs in making the transition to higher education.

This intensive five-day workshop includes:

• Introduction to the underlying mechanisms that are the foundation of Asperger Syndrome and other high functioning autism spectrum conditions
• Executive function and its remediation as the foundation of coaching
• Introduction to the professional field of coaching
• Examination of the cognitive differences that may impact academic achievement at college
• Supporting students with social skills difficulties in college
• Recognizing mental health problems that need referral
• Strategies for supporting personal independence
• Understanding issues of time management, sensory overwhelm, day to day self-management
• Methods of supporting friendships, social relationships, and faculty and staff interactions
• Developing plans and implementing them in the college coaching relationship

This workshop is designed for:

• Student Disability Service personnel, professionals in psychology, social work, education, vocational support, coaching, and other human service fields; graduate students in mental health professions, college advisors & higher education administrators, professionals responsible for transition services
• Parents and family members have also found this course valuable and are welcome to register
Cost of the full workshop: $850. Participants who successfully complete all requirements of the course will receive a certificate and are eligible to be listed on the website sponsored by the Asperger Center for Education and Training as qualified college coaches for students on the autism spectrum.

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