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Student Resources
The Spectrum Support Program offers innovative supports to RIT students on the Autism Spectrum. Eligible students have the opportunity to utilize peer coaching and case management services as well as participate in specialized seminars and social events.

Career Resources

Whether you are looking for part-time work, a co-op, or a full-time position after graduation, the process of finding a job can be a daunting one. The following resources may prove useful as you begin the journey into the world of work.

RIT Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services

During your job search and on the job, you want your talents to shine through and the focus to be on all the things you can do. The Office of Co-op and Career Services is dedicated to providing services and resources to assist job seekers with disabilities achieve success throughout the job search process. For additional assistance with your job search, contact the Office of Co-op and Career Services at 585.475.2301 to schedule an appointment with your program coordinator.

http://www.rit.edu/emcs/oce/students/job-seekers-disabilities

10 Strategies for Success

This article, "Aspeger’s Syndrome, NLD, and Employment," offers some helpful hints on how to succeed in the workplace.

Asperger’s NLD Employment Success Strategies

Workplace Disclosure

Are you on your way to securing that perfect position, but can’t decide whether to disclose your ASD? This article offers some helpful tips on how to disclose, when to disclose, and why you should disclose.

Workplace Disclosure Strategies

Asperger Syndrome Training and Employment Partnership

ASTEP creates and supports programs that promote long-term employment for individuals with asperger syndrome (AS) and high functioning autism (HFA) by educating employers, developing partnerships between employers and Vocational Rehabilitation professionals, and helping managers and colleagues of AS/HFA employees to gain a better understanding of those on the autism spectrum.

Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome: A Parent's Guide to Student Success

Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: A Neurotypical’s Secrets for Succes

By Barbara A. Bissonnette. Page count: 161- paperback. Book may be ordered online at the http://www.ForwardMotion.info
This unique guide explains what it takes to succeed in a workplace dominated by neurotypicals. The Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide covers everything from choosing the right career to deciding whether disclosure is the right option. It features realistic strategies for meeting employer expectations and effectively resolving problems.
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Resources, Materials, Links

Preparation for college involves a variety of tasks, including:

  • Developing academic skills and strategies, such as effective textbook reading, note taking, and study skills
  • Developing self-advocacy skills
  • Thinking about what you would like to study
  • Visiting colleges and meeting with both academic departments and disability personnel
  • Applying to colleges
  • Choosing the right college for you

The following resources may be helpful.

Going to College
This Web site, designed for high school students, contains information about living college life with a disability. The site provides video clips, activities, and resources that can help students plan for college.
http://www.coultervideo.com/


Navigating College
Leaving high school and going to college is complicated for everyone. But if you're a student on the autism spectrum who is about to enter higher education for the first time, it might be a little bit more complicated for you. Navigating College is an introduction to the college experience from those of us who've been there. The writers and contributors are Autistic adults, and we're giving you the advice that we wish someone could have given us when we headed off to college.
http://www.navigatingcollege.org/


College Courses
This article is on Autism spectrum disorders and choosing college courses. Additional articles can be found throughout the site.
http://www.coultervideo.com/


Preparing for Postsecondary Education
This pamphlet, Students with Disabilities: Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities, from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education provides information about the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools.
http://www.ed.gov/ocr/transition.html


Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian. By John Elder Robison, Doubleday, 286 pages- hardcover.

Be Different Book may be ordered online at
http://johnrobison.com/purchase.php


 

Socially Curious and Curiously Social: A Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens and
Young Adults.
By Michelle Garcia Winner and Pam Crooke, 210 pages- paperback.

Socially Curious and Curiously Social Book may be ordered online at
http://www.socialthinking.com/books-products


 

Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: A Neurotypical’s Secrets for Success.
By Barbara A. Bissonnette. Page count: 161- paperback.

Workplace Survival Guide Book may be ordered online at
http://www.ForwardMotion.info