The Importance of Using Rate My Professors

July 6, 2010

I cannot emphasize enough how valuable of a resource Rate My Professors can be. This is an excellent website that directs you to reviews and ratings of any prospective professor. Rate My Professor allows students to evaluate their professors. I highly advise all students to always check Rate My Professors before making a decision on […]

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Navigating College With Autism – 15 Study Strategies for College Students

March 28, 2010

Here’s a list of study strategies that I think are very effective. These strategies will help you to remember the information that you study and help you get a good grade on any test or quiz. 1. Give yourself plenty of time to study. Don’t cram or procrastinate. It is a good idea to study […]

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Navigating College With Autism – Working Hard On My Research Paper!

November 30, 2009

I am currently working on a research paper which is on a comparison/contrast movie review. The movie I decided to do it on is Slumdog Millionaire, since it won the Academy Award for best picture of the year in 2008. I have done an extensive amount of research for this paper. You are required to […]

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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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The TRIO Grant Program

October 30, 2009

I have some great news! I have been selected to participate in the Office of Disability Services TRIO Grant Program. The Trio Grant program is a federally funded program designed to assist students with disabilities in being successful at Broward College. This program can help you get you’re A.A degree within two years. The goal […]

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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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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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Introduction – A College Student with Autism

September 8, 2009

My name is Matt. I’m 18 years old and just starting college, which is wildly exciting considering my early childhood diagnosis of PDD (pervasive developmental delay within the autism spectrum). This is the first of what I hope will be many interesting and insightful blog posts. My intention is to be as honest and forthcoming […]

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