For Professionals Working with Students
Preparing for and Succeeding at College
for Students on the Autism Spectrum

The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) and New England AHEAD are excited to bring the expertise of authors Dr. Jane Thierfield Brown, Yale University and Dr. Lorraine Wolf, Boston University, to High School and College Professionals working with students on the autism spectrum.

Come learn new ways you can help your students prepare for a smooth transition to college. A panel of college services professionals will also answer questions. 

Dr. Wolf and Dr. Brown will present and include time for Q&A.

You will leave with a better understanding of issues (in both high school and college) that impact a successful transition to college.

Topics covered in the presentation:

  • Post-secondary transition landscape
  • Differences between high school and college
  • Emerging student academic and social responsibilities
  • Strategies to promote student independence and self advocacy during high school and in the college environment
  Space is limited. Please register early.
Location: Middlesex Community College, Bedford Campus, 591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA, 01730

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017 

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (8:30 AM registration and continental breakfast)

Host: AANE and New England AHEAD

Cost: $25 for professionals
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Please contact Stephanie Birkdale at
Why Transition Planning Is Important
Students with autism are often under-prepared and/or unaware of the multitude of new academic and social requirements for college. Research shows we must begin early in order to successfully transition students to higher education and independent adulthood. For many students, the provision of typical classroom accommodations is simply not enough.
A Resource from the Presenters. . .
Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College...

Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel - By Lorraine E.Wolf,Ph.D., Jane Thierfeld Brown,Ed.D.,and Ruth Bork,Ms .Ed.This comprehensive book offers disability services professionals practical strategies for accommodating and ...

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