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

By Haley Moss

How have you learnt which university is true for you? What occurs in case you don't get on together with your roommate? And what in the world is the Greek approach all approximately? As a college pupil with High-Functioning Autism, Haley Moss bargains crucial suggestions and suggestion during this insider's consultant to surviving the Freshman 12 months of school. Chatty, sincere and entire of actually priceless details, Haley's first-hand account of the varsity adventure covers every thing scholars with Autism Spectrum issues want to know. She takes you thru preparing for school, dorm lifestyles and residing clear of mom and dad, what to anticipate from periods, professors and tests, and the way to manage in new social events and make neighbors. This booklet is a must-read for all scholars at the autism spectrum who're approximately to start their first yr of school, mom and dad and lecturers who're supporting them arrange, and school school and employees.

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Packing for your dorm room is one of the most exciting and stressful times as you begin to realize that college is in the immediate future. 43 A FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS First off, let’s start with what you are prohibited from bringing into dorms since many dorms and residence halls have a very similar list of no-nos. Anything that could jeopardize your safety or the safety of the other residents is never allowed. Candles and incense are some of the things you shouldn’t even consider bringing, as they are fire hazards and burning down your building shouldn’t be an option.

58 dorm life 101 If your college is a reasonable driving distance from home (less than one day), I recommend you evaluate your driving situation. If you are bringing your own car to college, see how much your car could hold. If your car doesn’t hold a lot, you could take two cars (your parents’ and yours). However, my best advice is to rent a van from a rental car service since you are able to fit a ton of stuff inside of it. During move-in, we loaded up our SUV to the brim: the entire trunk and back seat was full, it was very cramped, and we even had one of those skyboxes on top of the roof.

It might sound obvious, but if you are going to a big school or a school that has a lot of pride, pack or buy clothing that promotes your school’s athletic teams. The essential college student realistically owns a lot of sweatpants, t-shirts, shorts, and casual clothing, as well as socks and undergarments. College is not usually a fashion show. Besides dressing for the weather, it is important to have some more formal clothing too. I’m not saying formal as in prom dress type formal (unless you are in a fraternity or sorority and are planning on going to a 49 A FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS Greek life formal), but formal as in interview attire.

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