Panel Discussion: Supporting College Students with Asperger’s for Success
There is more to college life than academics. Intellectually, students who have autism spectrum disorder are often very bright and capable, but many may face a variety of “hidden challenges” that can undermine their ability to navigate a typical college campus and perform well in class.
This forum will discuss some of the challenges and academic support that these students might find necessary to participate in class, complete classwork and ultimately succeed in a college environment. College students will share their experiences. Sasha Yazdgerdi, Associate Clinical Director of United Methodist Family Services’ Charterhouse School and John Toscano, President of Commonwealth Autism Service will discuss the topic and answer questions from a live studio audience.
The panel discussion will be recorded live in our studio on May 15th and will air on Sunday, May 20th at 6:00 p.m. as a special WCVE Forum program on WCVE Public Radio. Soon after broadcast, the program will be added to our website so you can listen again or share the experience with your friends and family.