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Progressive, integrated services model improves success of students diagnosed with ASD

Posted: Mar 26 2012

Our students present with a variety of learning differences and diagnoses, including dyslexia, attention deficit disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or other specific learning disabilities. Our integrated services model provides a structured living and learning environment that combines a renowned pedagogical approach with tailored social and other programmatic supports. Students with ASD who are academically prepared may still face significant challenges navigating the social curriculum and adjusting to the more fluid routine of the college student. Landmark recognizes the need to provide additional programming to assist students with ASD to meet their college goals.

In a published paper Landmark Professor MacLean Gander, Ed.D. wrote:

“Here's an interesting mystery: between 1993 and 2003, the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) increased 800 percent in the United States. Since then, the number of individuals diagnosed with ASD has continued to grow by about 50 percent per year. What's behind this epidemic? The question is far from academic. Talk to any educator at any level, and they will tell you of the great increase in students with ASD and the challenges that this has posed in terms of providing appropriate and effective programs of support.”

Read more about the support and services Landmark College provides for students with ASD.

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