Contact Us

disability-services@svsu.edu
(989) 964-7000
(989) 964-7258

Office

Curtiss 112

Hours

Fall and Winter
Monday, Thursday & Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday
8 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Students with Autism including Asperger's

Autism is an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests.  In 2007, one in 150 children in America an ASD.  Another ASD is called Asperger syndrome.  Persons with Aspergers also have difficulty with social skills as well as transitions and changes.  They often become obsessive about a routine or about a particular subject of interest.  They are quite literal in their communication.  All forms of ASD are characterized by difficulty reading nonverbal cues.

AuxillaryAids & Services for Students with Autism or Asperger's may include:

  • Preferential seating, same seat every time
  • Extended time for taking tests
  • Separate, quiet room for testing
  • Specific and clear syllabus
  • Review academic and behavior expectations in private meetings with the student.  Explain what specific behavior is disruptive and suggest alternatives.  Logical explanations are better than innuendos or emotional.

Links:
http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/asperger/asperger.htm

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