Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. We now know that there is not one autism but many types, caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences.
Angelman Syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Lanau-Kleffner Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Tardive Dyskinesia, and Williams Syndrome.
Full Spectrum Support
Full Spectrum Support (FSS) is a Seminole State College of Florida program developed to facilitate the successful adjustment and progression of college students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in all domains of college life. FSS provides individualized and group services to help students develop appropriate skills for self-advocacy, daily living, and social interactions that will contribute to their success as a Seminole State College student and an independent adult. For more information, contact Luz Santiago at firstname.lastname@example.org
Strategies for Success
IDEA vs. ADA: Section 504 and the ADA, which apply to postsecondary education, are very different from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which covers grades K-12. This means that some adjustment of the perspectives of students, parents, and instructors is necessary when making the transition from high school to college.
- IDEA vs. ADA comparison
- Registering with Disability Support Services for Accommodations
- Documentation Guidelines for ASD
- Staying Focused
- Study Methods
- Faculty Fact Sheet for ASD
Resources for Students
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- UCF CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities)
- Autism Society
- Autism Society of Greater Orlando
- Wrong Planet, Social Networking
- Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association (AHA)