Aspergers in Higher Ed

Aspergers in Higher Education

Students with Aspergers/Autism Spectrum Disorder have a unique challenge: While they’ve excelled enough to be accepted into college, they need special guidance to make the most of their college studies and find the right professional path.

I offer a range of services for higher education organizations, including:

Career, Job Search & Internship Coaching

  • With an extensive background in career and workplace coaching, I can help students identify & cultivate careers where they will thrive.
  • I also offer interview coaching, social skills coaching for internships/co-ops and advice on workplace strategies.

Life, Social & Student Coaching

  • Sometimes students need a helping hand; someone to monitor their progress, direct them to resources and/or coach them through difficult situations.
  • Since teamwork is an important part of university life, many students also need life & social coaching.
  • I’ve partnered one-on-one with many diverse students in a range of academic settings.

Aspergers Outreach & Support Initiatives

I’ve built and managed a variety of support initiatives, including:

  • Federal hiring/workforce recruitment program
  • Partnerships across career services, disability services and experiential learning (Co-Op/Internship) offices
  • Group Powered Social Strategies (GPSS) for students
  • Employer Outreach Programs focused on giving students with disabilities equal opportunity

Speaking & Training

  • Presentations to faculty or staff on Aspergers/Autism Spectrum
  • Speaking engagements at conferences and/or associations such as the National Conference for the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities, Northeastern Chapter of Association of Colleges and Employers, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Center and Aspergers Association of New England
  • Facilitated an employment support group at the Aspergers Association of New England (AANE) for several years
  • Delivered several workshops for social workers and educators at the Boston University Professional Education Program
  • Presented at the 2010 and 2012 AANE College panel