In 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) opened up the doors to college for a new group of students: Children with aspergers and anyone with autism spectrum. Children with aspergers are getting the education they need today and they are able to graduate and move on to the college campus. To assist, each college that is not run by a religious institution – though there are some religious colleges which complain – are needed to have an Office of Student Disabilities or an ADA Compliance Officer on staff. These 2 services are specifically developed to aid children with Asperger's get the college aid they require, like tutoring and counseling, to have a successful college career.
If you have a kid with Asperger's that desires to go to college, encourage them and do your homework. You want to assist them find a school who's Office of Student Disabilities or ADA Officer is serious in assisting students with learning curves. The college must be willing to aid the student with aspergers with every aspect of their college life, from classroom learning to participating in organizations to adapting to the social life of the college campus. You will have to find a school that has helped lots of other students with Aspergers, then you could make sure that your kid would do well.
A college with a good program in place to aid children with Asperger's will have in place a chain of command which could handle the special requirements of the student. Every person from the Dean to the dorm supervisors has to understand what Asperger's syndrome is all about and know the way to help the student adjust to their new surroundings. They will be able to interact with the kid with aspergers and his or her friends to help every individual understood understanding the syndrome and avoid misunderstandings and any possible isolation that could drive the student away.
However, the big factor in all of this is the kid with aspergers themselves and how much they understand about the Asperger's syndrome they are living with. Because no two children with aspergers are the same, you have to decide whether they're able to understand what they're living with. Few children can handle the fact that they have Asperger's syndrome and can live a normal life and attend college with help. Others are not able to handle this fact. How you handle their needs will help you both decide if college is right for them and whether their peers must have made aware of their unique learning style.
If your kid decides he or she wishes to attend college and to let their peers know that they have been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, ask the Office of Disabilities to assist you talk to the other students. In the right environment, your child with aspergers will be embroidered as a peer and not isolated as the 'weird kid'.