Navigating College with Autism: Great News! An "A" On My Process Analysis Essay

February 10, 2010

I have some great news to announce! On my Process Analysis Essay for English class, I recieved an A! That grade shows that I do have the ability to get an A on a college paper. At the end of the day, it just comes down to me really applying myself. My mom helped out by […]

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Autism: The Importance of Early Diagnosis and Intervention

November 20, 2009

Autism is defined as a severe developmental disorder that begins at birth. Autistic children look perfectly normal in appearance; however, they typically engage in disturbing and confusing behaviors. For many years autism was considered to be very rare. Now 1 in 150 children are diagnosed with autism. Boys also outnumber girls four to one. I […]

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Navigating College with Autism – So far, so good!

September 28, 2009

I have been doing very well in my English class, Computer Lit class and my total wellness class. The only class I am struggling in right now is algebra, since it is by far my toughest subject. I am good with words, not numbers! I am trying to put the extra time into studying my […]

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College as an Autistic Student – My First Month

September 23, 2009

I have some very good news to share with you all:  My first month of college has gone extremely well overall.  I have officially transitioned into a college student psychologically and emotionally. The first couple weeks is all about getting used to your classes and becoming familiar with what the campus has to offer. It’s […]

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Making the transition from high school to college as an autistic student

September 18, 2009

So far I am enjoying the college life much better than the high school life. It is such a relief to be around some mature individuals! As far as my major is concerned, for my first two years it is going to be Special Education. I am getting financial aid from Vocational Rehabilitation, a government […]

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A college student with autism – My first day!

September 14, 2009

My first day of college went better then my wildest imaginations! Everything went very smoothly as a result of my positive attitude and new found appreciation for the college life! College is so much better then High School in many ways. First of all, you can be your own independent person and you feel less […]

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Advice to Parents of Autistic Children

September 11, 2009

  Back when I was very young (in the early 1990’s) there was not as much widespread support for Autism. Scientific research for Autism was just beginning. It was just beginning to get some publicity and it was just starting to get on the map. Many people did not completely understand this debilitating disorder. I […]

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Growing Up With Autism – My Story

September 9, 2009

I was diagnosed with PDD (within the Autism spectrum disorder) at the age of 4. I am very thankful that my mom got me the help I needed at an early age. I remember having trouble socializing and struggling with my hand eye coordination at this age, which was during the time I was enrolled […]

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