Students with Autism/Aspergers in the Residence Halls
Duration: 1 hour
Facilitator: Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown
The growing population of students on the Autism Spectrum can create challenges in the residence halls. This group can also add diversity and an educational aspect to your campus. How do you include the student on the spectrum into the social nature of the dorm? How do you explain the issues to other residents without invading a student’s privacy. How should behavioral challenges be addressed? These topics and more will be covered and questions answered.
- Learn general issues of students on the autism spectrum
- Learn how to assist the student on the spectrum to integrate into the residence hall
- Experience new options for other residents to have an appreciation of college students on the spectrum
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.