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A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism by Haley Moss

By Haley Moss

How have you learnt which collage is true for you? What occurs for those who don't get on along with your roommate? And what on the earth is the Greek method all approximately? As a college pupil with High-Functioning Autism, Haley Moss deals crucial assistance and suggestion during this insider's consultant to surviving the Freshman 12 months of faculty. Chatty, sincere and entire of truly helpful info, Haley's first-hand account of the varsity adventure covers every thing scholars with Autism Spectrum problems want to know. She takes you thru preparing for school, dorm lifestyles and dwelling clear of mom and dad, what to anticipate from periods, professors and assessments, and the way to manage in new social occasions and make pals. This ebook is a must-read for all scholars at the autism spectrum who're approximately to start their first yr of faculty, mom and dad and academics who're assisting them organize, and faculty school and employees.

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And drug paraphernalia. If you want a pet, you should see what your building’s rules are regarding pets (my residence hall allowed smaller animals if you registered them, such as rabbits, lizards, guinea pigs, fish, and hamsters). They usually won’t let you have a dog or cat, but if you have a service animal or live elsewhere, you might be able to get around this. The most obvious thing to bring into the dorm should be a bed set. A nice comforter, sheets, blankets, pillows, and pillowcases are necessities.

If you plan on cooking in college and sharing ovens and equipment, I would recommend learning simple, quick recipes. There were people on my floor who would make dishes that took hours and many other residents were upset since they wanted to use the kitchen as well. Some of the easy recipes that I’ve seen people make and that have no complaints are baked chicken and chocolate chip cookies since they take no longer than about 20 minutes. I figure anything that comes as premade dough, roll, or mix should be pretty simple to make and not take too much time out of your day or make others annoyed with you.

On the first day when you are moving in, your family might get to meet your RA as well. If you feel it is necessary, advocate for yourself and let your RA know about your challenges. They are supposed to be there to listen and help you succeed during the year, so if they are aware, they will always be attentive if a problem arises and might make sure to keep things social or have more ice breakers in the beginning so you can get to meet your neighbors. Accommodations If you are on a difference-friendly campus, you might be able to get accommodations.

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