Student Affairs

Students with Autism Moving Online - FREE WEBINAR

Duration: 1 hour
Facilitator: Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown
Price: $0.00

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For students with Autism, the changes of the past week may be more difficult to integrate into daily life. Transition is difficult for everyone and for students on the spectrum who were adjusted to daily life on the college campus, the current changes to an at home environment may be more disruptive.

  • What are you capable of doing online to assist?
  • What is required under ADA?
  • How can online accommodations assist at this time?

This free webinar will be a presentation of ideas to assist service providers and student affairs professionals.

  • Participants will gain ideas of useful interventions for the “new normal.”
  • Participants will understand the difference this situation presents for students with autism.
  • Participants will acquire skills to assist the students on the spectrum in getting through these unprecedented times.


Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown, who is a parent of a student with a disability, 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.

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