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New Book by Landmark College Professor Emeritus Examines Support for Autistic College Students

Picture of man with gray hair and glasses wearing a gray argyle sweaterA new book by Landmark College Professor Emeritus of Psychology Ken Gobbo examines social and emotional challenges faced by autistic college students and offers practical advice and information for those who work with them.

Social and Emotional Support for Autistic Students on Campus (Cambridge Scholars Publishing) focuses on the experience of autistic individuals during late adolescence and early adulthood, covering topics that include cognition of social interaction, identity development, gender, intersectionality, controversies, the challenge of living in a community, and the emergence of neurodiversity culture.

Throughout the book, Gobbo takes an inside approach to explore the nature of autism’s unique set of challenges and benefits, viewing them through the lens of neurodiversity, a point of view from which autism or other conditions are seen as variations of a complex human nervous system, rather than disorders to be cured.

Ken Gobbo (pictured at right), Professor Emeritus of Psychology, has over thirty years of experience teaching college students who learn differently. He continues to work with the College as a faculty member in the Professional Certificate in Learning and Differences and Neurodiversity program, and on the Center for Neurodiversity’s Steering Committee. He has published research articles in numerous peer-reviewed journals and previously authored Dyslexia and Creativity: Diverse Minds, a book that illustrates the relationship between dyslexia and creativity through the lives of five well-known creative individuals. His academic interests include the neurodiversity movement and identity development among college students with learning differences.

Social and Emotional Support for Autistic Student on Campus is available for purchase from Cambridge Scholars Publishing. The Landmark College Library also has a copy of the book in its collection.

Book cover which contains the title and author name printed on a pink backdrop.

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