Asperger's and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
The most solid evaluation has been performed by a professional who has comprehensive training in the field of Asperger’s and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders and direct experience working with an adult population.
In addition, solid documentation includes:
- Any specific objective measures used to help substantiate the diagnosis.
- A detailed description of the student’s current functioning including:
- communication/language skills
- ability to interact socially
- restricted, repetitive and/or stereotyped patterns of behavior, activities and sensory functioning
- sensitivity to environmental conditions
- motor planning
- Evidence to support these statements should include results of aptitude and achievement testing, standardized tests of language skills and standardized scales of symptoms related to autism; as well as clinical observations including level of severity.
- The student’s current limitations, resulting from Asperger’s Disorder including communication skills, social/emotional functioning and functioning in the living and academic environment in the post-secondary setting.
- For students who wish to receive consideration for academic accommodations, the evaluator must provide relevant academic performance data including results of aptitude and achievement standardized tests.
- Relevant information regarding current treatment and prognosis.
- Relevant medical information relating to the student’s Asperger’s Disorder including a description of
the impact any prescribed medications or medication side effects have on the student’s ability to
meet the demands of the postsecondary environment.
- Schedule a meeting with the Coordinator of Academic Support before classes begin to make sure there is a mutual understanding of the student's strengths and challenges.