Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome: A Student Guide

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Index
abusive behaviour
false friendships 70, 77, 157
relationships 45, 183, 195-7
by staff 87
academic commitments
attendance 60-1
coursework 61-2, 63-4
exams preparation 37, 102-7, 136
hidden curriculum 79-83
plans 89-99
preparing for college 31, 32, 35-8
schedules 67, 99-102, 107, 110
student life 51-2, 60-4, 74-7
student support services 109, 114, 120, 121
tutorials 62-3
academic staff see staff
accommodation 20-2, 29-30, 54-5, 59-60, 66-7
acknowledging moves, conversations 146, 147, 148-50
acquaintances
communication skills 99, 133, 136, 171
exploitation 68-70, 77-8
friendship questions 69, 78, 80, 105, 107
active listening
conversations 153-6, 162, 178
emotion recognition 169
relationships 183, 191, 195, 200
student support services 123
ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) 225
administrative staff 57-8, 106-7
advance knowledge see foreknowledge
advantage, taking 36, 69, 77, 105-6
agreement 150-2, 161, 162, 199
AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) 205
alcohol
anxiety and depression 215, 224
casual sex 185
social life 39, 68, 71, 145
support services 120, 236
alternatives
exam preparation 102, 107
flexibility of plans 98-100, 106, 108
relationships 183, 199
analytical skills
communication skills 142, 144, 167
social interactions 80, 83, 91
strengths of AS 21, 63, 244
Andersen, Hans Christian 243, 248-9
anger
active listening 154
emotion recognition 164, 167, 169
relationships 191, 195, 202
stress 111-12, 208
support services 120
An Anthropologist on Mars (Sacks) 83
antidepressants 222-3
anxiety
academic responsibilities 75-6, 89, 102-3, 106-7
academic staff 28, 88
careers 253
depression 219-25
diaries 112-13
disorders 212-19
management of 46-7, 210-12, 217-19
preparing for college 26, 28, 32, 35, 43-4
relationships 45, 183, 191
schools 81-2
and stress 208, 209, 226, 227
student support services 110-11, 114-15, 125-6, 237
tutorials 38, 62
appointments
academic responsibilities 18, 59, 99
student support services 82, 116-17, 118, 127
appropriate behaviour 39, 45, 86, 165-6, 168, 198-200
architecture 242, 248, 250
arm’s length rule 84, 87, 193, 200
arousal
inappropriate behaviour 45, 194-5, 197-8
masturbation 184, 203-4
art 242, 243, 247-8
Asperger syndrome (AS)
age and AS 249
awareness of 14, 15-16, 113-14, 126-7, 172
careers 52-3, 253, 254-5
communication skills 128-9, 132-4, 140, 162, 177
depression 219
diagnosis 114, 116, 232-3, 241, 259-60
disclosure of AS 124, 134, 253-4, 258
great AS thinkers 18, 49-50, 83, 241-51
organizations 55, 210, 228, 231, 237, 261
relationships 184, 192-3, 196
schedules 100
strengths 48-9, 76-7, 177, 241-4, 256
stress 103-4, 208-10
support groups 228-40
Asperger, Hans 259
assessments, educational 24-5, 61
astronomy 33, 48
astrophysics 21, 28
attendance
academic responsibilities 53, 60-1, 67, 91
anxiety and stress 111, 213
schedules 101-2
attention
attracting 146, 147, 157, 161, 163
paying 153-4
unwanted 186-7, 195
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) 225
attraction
(in)appropriate behaviour 45, 194-5, 197-9
avoiding misunderstandings 188
initiating moves 182-3
reasons for 190
Attwood, Tony 32, 113, 114
authority figures 23, 42, 87, 161, 164, 171
autistic spectrum disorders see also Asperger syndrome
age and AS 249
anxiety and depression 219, 222
awareness of 14, 113-14
great AS thinkers 241, 248-50
information on 49-50, 261
Baron-Cohen, S. 207, 250
bars 68, 95-6, 135, 145, 224
Bartók, Bela 243, 245, 246, 250
behaviour management plans 88, 89
behavioural therapy 219
bereavement 91, 121, 166, 220
body language see also gestures
emotion recognition 79, 128, 167, 169-72, 176

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