College Readiness

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 skills for independent work completion, task-initiation and time management
  • 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

 

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: A handbook on Self Advocacy Written for Autistic Students from Autistic Adults

This book is a project of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN). Navigating College is an introduction to the college experience from those who've been there. The writers and contributors are Autistic adults, and they’re giving advice that they wish someone could have given them when heading off to college.

http://www.navigatingcollege.org/

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

Social

Cover of Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers

Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers
Author: John Elder Robinson
ISBN: 978-0307884824

Cover of Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life

Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life
Author: Cynthia Kim
ISBN: 978-1849057578

Cover of Socially Curious and Curiously Social: A Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens and  Young Adults

Socially Curious and Curiously Social: A Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens and Young Adults
Author: Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke
ISBN: 978-0884272021

 

Career

Cover of Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: A Neurotypical’s Secrets for Success

Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: A Neurotypical’s Secrets for Success
Author: Barbara A. Bissonnette

Cover of The Complete Guide to Getting A Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome

The Complete Guide to Getting A Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome
Author: Barbara A. Bisonnette

Cover of Helping Adult with Asperger’s Syndrome Get & Stay Hired

Helping Adult with Asperger’s Syndrome Get & Stay Hired
Author: Barbara A. Bisonnette

 

RIT Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services

Job Seekers with Disabilities: https://www.rit.edu/emcs/oce/student/job-seekers-disabilities