The main objective of this book is to assist young individuals with Asperger's and autism to overcome the big leap from high school to life outside of public education.
The time right after high school can be a very frightening experience. What a person decides from this point on ultimately affects the rest of his or her life. This book is not intended to tell the reader what to do with his/her life. Rather, its focus is on helping them transition, prepare, and hopefully succeed in whatever their future endeavors may prove to be, primarily higher education and work.The book analyzes three important points.
The first covers higher education and university/colleges. The book goes into detail on the steps in enrolling for a school, campus life, teachers, school surroundings, study tips, disability services, and more.
The next point explores the workforce and how an individual with autism can prepare for employment. This section includes: résumé building, job interview tips, commuting, managing money, and networking.
The final point reviews basic tips on traveling abroad, including how to pack, choosing an airline, what to bring, and how to behave and dress in a foreign country.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Prologue: Who is This Book for?
Foreword by John Getgey, MSW, LISW
Chapter 1: To Go to College or Not
Chapter 2: Preparing for College
Chapter 3: Applications & Scholarships
Chapter 4: Entering College
Chapter 5: Transferring Credits and Majors
Chapter 6: Teachers
Chapter 7: College Study Tip and the Classroom Environment
Chapter 8: Community and On-Campus Life
Chapter 9: Budget and Food
Chapter 10: The Importance of Friendships and Down Time
Chapter 11: The Final Push to Graduation
Chapter 12: Starting in the Workforce
Chapter 13: Résumé Building & All That Writing Stuff
Chapter 14: The Interview
Chapter 15: Sealing the Deal
Chapter 16: The Many Facts of Traveling
Chapter 17: New Surroundings
Chapter 18: Family and Emergencies
Epilogue: Final Notes
J.D. Kraus was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in the fourth grade, and is a University of Cincinnati graduate with a bachelor's degree in electronic media.
216 pages. 2016
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