Presenters: Amy Rutherford, M.Ed., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D., College Autism Spectrum
For students with Autism Spectrum Disorders the college experience often comes with sensory overload, emotional outbursts, and other challenges that blur the line between mental health and ASD-related issues. Whether due to limited resources, untapped partnerships, or a lack of understanding regarding the intersection between ASD and mental health, our campuses are often unsure of how to implement effective support systems for these students. However, without those cohesive systems, students can be left feeling unsupported and misunderstood, struggling to navigate the college experience. Therefore, we must take a proactive approach. By cultivating partnerships, campuses decrease strain on resources and take advantage of approaches that provide students with comprehensive and well-coordinated support that meets their needs. In this webinar, national experts will discuss ways to support your office and institution in developing an effective approach; participant questions will be solicited before the webinar and addressed directly.