Supporting College Students with Asperger Syndrome: Possible Strategies for Academic Advisers to Use


  • Jennifer L. Hughes Agnes Scott College



An increase in the identification of Asperger syndrome cases and provision of early academic accommodations to support them have led to increasing numbers of young people with Asperger attending college. It follows that academic advisers need guidelines to effectively work with these students. This paper reviews and synthesizes strategies for advisers to use. These strategies go beyond the typical accommodations and include a list that was developed based on a comprehensive review of the applicable literature on Asperger's. If academic advising and student affairs professionals work proactively and collaboratively, more students with Asperger's can be successful in college.