Services for Students with Asperger Syndrome
The passage of the ADA in 1990 has allowed students with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to receive accommodations in K-12, thus the number of students entering the post-secondary educational setting has increased. Asperger Syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by difficulty with social interaction, communication, identification with others, and sensitivity to bright lights, noises, textures, and tastes. Asperger Syndrome is classified as an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and shares these qualities with other diagnoses such as Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Services students may be eligible for include:
- Auxiliary Aid Services
- Curriculum counseling regarding course selection and scheduling.
- Regularly scheduled meetings to monitor academic progress and issues related to the disability.
- Assistance in consulting with faculty to advocate for student's needs.
- Student support groups.
- Priority registration.
- Access to the Assistive Technology Lab.
- Referral to campus and private tutorial services.
- Referral as needed to other campus resources.
- Referral as needed to community agencies and resources.