Disabled Student Services Workgroup:

DSS Strategies:

  •  Off-Site Transition Counselors (K-12 to Noncredit and/or Credit)
    • Community College District Counselors on K-12 Sites Preparing K-12 Transition Students to be Successful in Noncredit and Credit Programs
    • Transition Check-List
    • Working with K-12 Transition Students' Families to Prepare Them for The Differences Between Secondary and Post-Secondary Education
  •  Strategies to Respond to Regional Needs:
    • Increased Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Counseling, Educational Coaching & Support Groups
    • Executive Functioning
    • Communication, Advocacy & Social Skills
    • Physiological Self-Awareness & Coping
    • Peer Mentoring Program

 This NOCRC DSS Workgroup strategy is to provide professional development throughout the region on the topic of supporting students with autism.  Recently, Adam S.U. Gottdank, Ph.D., DSS counselor,  presented on the percentage of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how this increase will affect College and Post Secondary Education.  The slides used in the presentation can be downloaded by the clicking the link below.  The presentation included statistical information about the increase in ASD diagnosis, the history of systems adjusting to the influx of students with ASD, and the average cost of Special Ed services per child.  The presentation also includes resources that are currently in place for students that are transitioning from high school to further education or employment. 

Autism on the Radar at Cypress College 3-11-16.pdf