Conduct and Students on the Autism Spectrum
Duration: 1 hour
Facilitator: Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown
The majority of students on the autism spectrum contribute to our communities in many positive ways. A small number of students have behaviors which challenge our campuses and our conduct boards. This session will address how to best work with students on the spectrum who may present these challenges. Issues for classrooms, residence halls and students organizations will be discussed as well as dealing with parents.
- understand Autism and Aspergers and the issues surrounding college students on the spectrum
- gain insight into policies and practices surrounding behavior on campus
- be better able to structure campus issues to increase understanding for students on the spectrum and improve behavioral outcomes
Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown is Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale Child Study, Yale Medical School and former Director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has worked in Disability Services for 37 years. She holds an Ed.D from Columbia University, Teachers College. Dr. Brown consults with many families, students, school districts and institutions of higher education. Dr. Brown has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS News and NPR. She has co-authored Student with Asperger's: A Guide for College Professionals (2009), The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum (2012), and Behavior Management and Self-Regulation (2012) along with many textbook chapters and articles.
Dr. Brown speaks both nationally and internationally and frequently consults to colleges and universities. She is co-director of College Autism Spectrum, a group of professionals providing college-level support and training for students, parents, and professionals involved with the autism spectrum community. Dr. Brown is married and has three children, the youngest being a 24 year old son with Autism giving her a unique understanding of the issue.