Many resources have been utilized in the development of D-CAP as well as in the daily operations. This resource section will be updated periodically with valuable resources.


College Preparation

Meeks,L. and Masterson, T. (2016). Parties, Dorms, and Social Norms. A Crash Course in Safe Living For Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum. London and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Moss, H. (2014) A First-Year Student Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Stuff Nobody Tells You. London and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Finding Your Way: A College Guide for Students on the Spectrum(download or order)

Self Help

Jackson, L. (2002). Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome. A User Guide to Adolescence. London and Philadelphia, PA:Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Mental Health Guide for Autistic College Students (download or order)

Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood (download or order)

Social Skills

Bechtle, M. (2008). How to Communicate with Confidence. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell.

Myles, B, Trautman, M., Schelvan, R. (2013) The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults. Shawnee Mission, KS: AAPC Publishing

Patrick, N. (2008). A Practical Guide to Day-to-Day Life. Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome. London and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Sexual Orientation

Henault, I. (2006). Asperger’s Syndrome and Sexuality. From Adolescence through Adulthood. London and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Job Skills

Selingo, J. (2016). There is Life After College. What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers.

Myles, B, Endow, J., Mayfield, M. (2013). The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment. A Guide for Individuals with Autism Spectrum and Other Social-Cognitive Challenges. Shawnee Mission, KS: AAPC Publishing.

Romantic Relationships

Aston, M. (2012). What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know About Women, Dating, and Relationships

Miller, J. (2015). Decoding Dating. A Guide to the Unwritten Social Rules of Dating for Men with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder). London and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Stanford, A. (2013) Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-Term Relationships. 2nd Edition. London and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.





 On Campus

Twardowski Career Development Center

Twardowski Career Development Center is a wonderful resource to assist students with Majors and Careers, Resumes and Cover Letters, Internships and Jobs, Interviewing, and Graduate School.

Learning Assistance and Resource Center - LARC

The Learning Assistance and Resource Center (LARC) strives to provide quality academic support services which help students become independent, active learners who achieve academic success. The LARC provides tutoring, academic success workshops, and basic skills test workshops.

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides free writing tutoring, workshops, and resources to undergraduate and graduate students. Serving writers from diverse academic disciplines and cultural settings, the goal is to help you - either in person or online - become a better writer, reader, and critical thinker.

Academic Support Services - OEA

College students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may need academic supports on campus including: academic coaching, alternative test-taking accommodations, adaptive technology, note taking support, and study skill tutoring. These services can be accessed through the Office of Educational Accessibility (OEA)

Counseling Center

College students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may experience more stressors that lead to depression, anxiety, and/or crisis situations. Counseling may be accessed through the Counseling Center.



  • Cherie Fishbaugh, Director of Autism Services
  • Email Cherie Fishbaugh
  • 610-436-3168
  • 20 Linden St.
  • West Chester University
  • West Chester, PA 19383-8133

Parents and Faculty/Staff – Resources and information will become available this Fall! Stay tuned for more information.

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