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A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders The Stuff Nobody Tells You About!

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Book - A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders The Stuff Nobody Tells You About!

by: Haley Moss, Foreword by Susan J. Moreno

About the author:

Haley Moss is a 19-year-old student with High-Functioning Autism. She has recently completed her Freshman year at University of Florida where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology. She is also taking a minor in Disabilities in Society. Haley is the author of Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About, she is a keen advocate for autism, and she is a frequent speaker at autism events. She has won numerous awards including a Hope for Children "Teen Hero Award" and she was named one of the University of Florida's "Gators of Tomorrow - Top 25 Freshman Leaders". She is also a talented artist.
Susan Moreno is the founder and president of MAAP Services, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides information and advice to parents, teachers and healthcare professionals about all aspects of autism. She is the editor of The MAAP, a newsletter for families of more advanced individuals within the autism spectrum of disorders. She holds a Master's degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Valparaiso University in Indiana and is internationally known as a lecturer and motivational speaker.

ISBN: 978-1-84905-984-8

Year: 2014

Publication Info: 160pp


How do you know which college is right for you? What happens if you don’t get on with your roommate? And what on earth is the Greek system all about? As a university student with High-Functioning Autism, Haley Moss offers essential tips and advice in this insider’s guide to surviving the Freshman year of college.

Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley’s first-hand account of the college experience covers everything students with Autism Spectrum Disorders need to know. She talks through getting ready for college, dorm life and living away from parents, what to expect from classes, professors and exams, and how to cope in new social situations and make friends.

This book is a must-read for all students on the autism spectrum who are about to begin their first year of college, parents and teachers who are helping them prepare, and college faculty and staff.



Acknowledgments. Foreword by Susan J. Moreno. Introduction. 1. While You’re Still in High School. 2. Getting Ready for College.3. Dorm Life 101. 4. Academics. 5. Professional Development – Career Prep, Involvement, and More! 6. Social Life and Social Issues. 7. Stress and Mental Health. 8. Living Independently. 9. Home and Growing Up. Helpful Websites.



As students on the ASD spectrum and their families examine the possibility of college study and begin the selection, application and preparation for a college experience, they need all the help and advice they can get. A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a gem of help and hope in that process. Individuals on the spectrum, their families and their advisors will all benefit from Haley’s thoughts and experiences. Perhaps the most valuable aspect of this book is that Haley is LIVING this experience as she writes about it.


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