Students with Autism/Aspergers: Information for Student Affairs Professionals
Duration: 1 hour
Facilitator: Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown
This general session will address student affairs departments and how to best work with students on the spectrum. Issues for individual departments will be discussed as well as dealing with parents. This growing populations of students can add a richness to our campuses as we learn to understand the issues and integrate students on the spectrum into campus life.
- Participants will understand Autism and Aspergers and the issues surrounding college students on the spectrum.
- Participants will gain insight into improving relations between service offices and students on the spectrum (and their parents.)
- Participants will be better able to structure campus issues to increasing 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.