D128 Parent Series: Transition to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum

D128 Parent Series: Transition to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Join spotlight speaker Jane Thierfeld Brown for this presentation on Tuesday, March 12th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Vernon Hills High School Auditorium. 

Jane Thierfeld Brown is Director of College Autism Spectrum and former Director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has worked in Disability Services for 37 years. She holds an Ed.D from Columbia University, Teachers College. Dr. Brown consults with many families, students, school districts and institutions of higher education. Dr. Brown has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS News, and NPR. She has co- authored “ Student with Asperger’s: A Guide for College Professionals,” (2009) translated and published in Japan 2017, “The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum,” (2012) and “Behavior Management and Self-Regulation,” (2012) along with many textbook chapters and articles.

Transitioning to college can be daunting, especially for students on the autism spectrum.  Dr. Brown will discuss the challenges of this transition for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  One of the national's top speakers on autism in post-secondary education, Dr. Brown is known for her wisdom and approachable teaching style. This session will provide parents and students with autism spectrum diagnoses and related disabilities with information and strategies for successful transitioning to the college experience.

This session is provided as a collaborative offering by Vernon Hills High School, Libertyville High School, Lake Forest High School, and Mundelein High School.

For more information on this event, please contact:

  • Libertyville High School-Stephanie Henrichs, Transition Coordinator-847-327-7166 
  • Vernon Hills High School- Liz Wietrzak, Transition Coordinator- 847-932-2078

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