Rowan workshops to help students with autism spectrum disorders navigate transition to college

Rowan workshops to help students with autism spectrum disorders navigate transition to college

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Rowan University’s Academic Success Center & Disability Resources is presenting a series of workshops designed to help students with autism spectrum disorders prepare for the transition to college.


Titled the College Prep Transition Series and funded through a $3,000 grant from Autism Speaks, the series will help students ages 16-22 gain knowledge and understanding about the move from high school to college.


Altogether, five, 90-minute workshops will be presented. Registration for the entire series is $15. Most sessions will be held in the Chamberlain Student Center, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro. Each workshop begins at 7 p.m.


The series kicks off on Monday, Feb. 23, with “How is College Different from High School?” Other sessions this spring include “How to Prepare for the Transition to College” (March 23) and “Career Readiness” (April 20).


Rowan College of Education professors Jay Kuder and Amy Accardo will lead the Feb. 23 and March 23 workshops. Staff members from the University’s Career Management center will present the “Career Readiness” session in April.


The series will resume in the fall with “Two-Year vs. Four-Year Colleges” in October, “Living on Campus vs. Commuting” in November, and “First-Hand Experiences from Current Students and Alumni” in December.


For information on the College Prep Transition Series or to register, contact John Woodruff, 856-256-4234 or woodruff@rowan.edu.