10 key areas of support at College or University for students with Asperger

Top 10 Supports for Students with AutismThe transition to College or University can be difficult for students with Asperger but with appropriate support, these bright young adults can thrive beyond school.

This article lists the areas of support that need to be looked into for a successful transition.


Why Asperger students may prefer studying from home

Day 4 Remote Learning – Assumption Regional Catholic School

This article shows how virtual school could prove a positive experience for students with Asperger:

– Some shy, hyperactive or highly creative kids can focus and perform better without the distracting or intimidating aspects of socialisation in school

– some students find it empowering, getting a taste of more independence, having the flexibility to study when, how and at the pace they want. They can take ownership of their learning

some benefit from a lighter agenda with no overload of activities, giving more time to dedicate to school work.

– others find easier to learn without the pressure of regular testing and the fear of failing that goes with it

– Students who have been victims of physical or verbal bullying at school feel safe at home and their participation and focus in class is improved

some students are able to get more sleep at night which has a strong impact on their performance.

Which raises the questions: Is our current model too demanding? Do students really need to follow six or seven classes a day? Does school day need to be so long? Couldn’t remote learning become an option?..



Autistic technology workers have a natural gift for coding, quality assurance and robotics

I hired someone with Asperger's -- now what? - CNN

Autistic adults may often excel in I.T. and similar careers, especially when the job involves sustained concentration and the need to process large amounts of computer data.

In tasks requiring strong information processing skills, people with autism have greater than normal capacity for perceiving more information. They are also better able to detect “critical” information.

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Who’s awkward… them or us? (Autistic V neurotypical)

The problem with Aspergers’ social issues may not be autism. The problem might be that we live in a society that feels awkward in relating to people with autism. Recent research shows that neurotypical people’s reaction or reduced intention to engage with autistic people are an important contributor to their social and communication difficulties. 
 “…neurotypicals tend to decide, within moments of meeting autistic people, that autistic people are less worth socialising with than neurotypicals“.