College Planning for Grads with Autism Spectrum Disorders

As a current college student with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), I know the going isn't easy. Over the last three years, I have come up with solutions and advice that have helped me manage issues like living alone, time management, social interaction, and securing disability accommodations, as well as creating guidelines for future snags and anticipated events. In this series, starting with the college-planning process, I hope to shed a little more light on what it's like to navigate college and provide some critical planning tools for families and students with ASD. ...more
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10 Ways to Finish 2010 on a Super Note

The New Year will bring new expenses, especially for parents caught up in the last minute rush to buy gifts. What can you do to start the New Year off right, financially speaking?...more

Don't Let Your Teen Be "Just Another Face"; Study Finds Students Fail Guidance Counselors

Are guidance counselors in our high schools doing the job? Our young people say, "No," according to a study by Public Agenda. In fact, 6 out of every 10 teens who went on to higher education gave their guidance counselors poor marks. And, half of teens said they felt like "just a face in the crowd." What's the impact of this? Not good. ...more

Thinking of hiring a private college counselor? Do your homework first

How badly do you want your child to make it into the college of her dreams? How much are you willing to pay? I’m not talking about tuition. How much are you willing to pay just to guide her through the application process? ...more

Simple suggestions and great Web sites for college planning this summer

Summer is the perfect time for low-key college planning. Sure, hard-working high school students deserve down time to enjoy the summer. Ditto for their hard-working parents. ...more

Scholarships Could Help Your Teen Get Edge in College, Career - Apply Now

My mouth dropped when I saw the unemployment rate among youth: over 20%, according to the New York Times, more than double the national average. So, what are we doing to prepare our teens for the real, working world? What are you doing to prepare them? Our children are, after all, the drivers of our future, aren't they? ...more

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