by Ann Palmer
"Interweaving personal experiences
like preparing Eric for college with general information and resources results
in excellent guidance for ASD students in high school or college and their
parents. Of particular note are the chapters on support strategies
(accommodations that can be made for the students),
self-awareness/self-disclosure, and links for resources on disabilities on
campus. Palmer has worked with professionals at the acclaimed Treatment and
Education of Autistic and Other Communications Handicapped Children and Adults
Program in North Carolina; her book makes an excellent complement to Judith
Cohen's Succeeding with Autism: Hear My Voice. Strongly recommended for all
academic and public libraries with ASD or education collections."
"Palmer relates a humble, gracious story of squiring a
high-functioning autistic son to college. ...She thoroughly addresse[s]
questions of self-awareness, disclosure forms, Eric's capacities for self-help,
orientation, time management and exploiting resources. There's plenty of
practical information in these pages, particularly about the college classroom
environment. ...A story that rings with love and support, and a drive to help
Eric achieve his potential through meaningful, appropriate challenges."
Owing to vast improvements in therapies and
diagnosis, high schoolers with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) have the
option of going on to college. As a case in point, Palmer shares the story of
her son, Eric, who was diagnosed with ASD at age three and after many years of
therapy attended college. 176 pages.