Tuesday, November 07, 2006

New York Times article

The New York Times recently ran an article about students with Asperger's Syndrome attending college. "Students on the Spectrum" describes the academic and social experiences of several college students and reports on efforts many schools are making to accommodate their special needs. [I'm not sure how long the article will be available for free on the Times website. If the link doesn't work, please let me know (mhenry4@uh.edu), and I'll be happy to help you get access to it another way.]

Also, if you haven't already, be sure to check out the story about Kate Matthiesen and Adam Farris, two Monarch graduates who are continuing their education at Houston Community College.

1 comment:

John said...

Thanks, Miranda!

I got a chuckle out of the "engineer" quote.

One thing to consider about the article is the "disbility" language. The article makes the point that these folks are disabled "but to others they can seem merely gifted, or difficult, or odd."

What the article doesn't say is that many folks with Asperger's disagree with the "disability" label and are quite content with themselves as they are.

Check out Temple Grandin's Website for a good example of person with this view: http://www.grandin.com/



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