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Handbook Project for Postsecondary Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This handbook contains important information about adult learners with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Pervasive development disorders (PDD) and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified PDD-NOS. ASD, PDD and PDD-NOS are umbrella terms for all learners with a developmental brain disorder that may include atypical behaviors of communication, social interaction, and repetitive actions.(2) Asperger syndrome and Rett syndrome are included in this spectrum of ASD are. The main goal of the handbook is to raise awareness, inform, and empower all individuals involved in the educational success of adult learners that may identify or show behaviors within the autism spectrum umbrella. This handbook will help colleges, universities and institution of higher education support students with autism spectrum disorders. The audiences that may benefit are: students, parents, librarians, staff, facility, administration and campus security. This handbook is formatted into five chapters with an extensive appendix.This handbook will include extensive strategies and practical resources taken from real life experiences to researched behavior analysis.

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