Disability Support Resources

Asperger's Awareness

Date: October 23, 2012
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Kirkof Center 2204 - Pere Marquette

 

Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated 1 in 88 children are diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum Disorder.  More children are affected by autism than by diabetes, AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy or Down syndrome – combined.

Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) falls within the spectrum and is a pervasive social developmental disorder.  Characteristics include impairments in social and communication skills, as well as repetitive and restricted patterns of behavior.

College campuses are seeing a rise in qualified students within the spectrum.  Because these individuals have unique needs, they often require strategic and non-traditional supports.  These interventions do not typically involve a greater level of effort from faculty and advisors, just an individualized approach.

Amy Matthews, Ph.D. of Psychology will be leading this presentation.

 

LIB 100 And LIB 201 approved.