Leaving home and moving to college or university can be a daunting experience. In this easy-to-use book, Rosemary Martin provides guidance and invaluable advice for students on the autism spectrum as they plan for and settle into college life.
Packed with straightforward methods for coping and succeeding away from home, this book focuses on the particular needs of people with Asperger Syndrome, and covers every aspect of student life - from how to get up on time for lectures, to the art of living with other people and attending to the basics of personal health care. Rosemary Martin's helpful hints encourage everyone to make the most of student life in a style that suits them and reassure the reader that going to college is a big deal for every student, regardless of whether or not they are on the autism spectrum.
This cheerful and pragmatic guide is an absolute must for any student on the spectrum about to embark on a university or college education.
As I am mother of a son soon to leave the nest, I found it very encouraging. -- ASTeens
While highlighting useful information and basic practical tips, the author writes with gentle humor and insight. Top Tips for Asperger Students: How to Get the Most Out of University and College, would be beneficial for every new student. -- Penny Hastings - Foreword Reviews
About the Authors. Acknowledgements. Foreword. 1. Introduction. 2. The Daily Routine. 3.Managing Your Time. 4. Socializing. 5. The First Week at University. 6. Feeling Good About Yourself: The Physical Stuff. 7. Feeling Good About Yourself: The Mental Stuff 8. Money Matters. 9. Getting a Job while at University. 10. All About Food and Drink. 11. Managing Your Stuff. 12. Cleanliness is next to Godliness. 13. Living accommodation. 14. Getting about. 15. Studying. 16. Getting the most out of university. 17. Expanding Your Horizons. 18. The End (but it is just the beginning). Checklist: What to Take with You to University. Budget Planner. Useful Websites. References. Index.