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Dub-C Autism Program (D-CAP)

Professional Resources

Contact Dub-C Autism Program (D-CAP)  

Dub-C Autism Program (D-CAP)

Cherie Fishbaugh MA, BCBA, BS-L (PA)
Director of Autism Services

20 Linden St.
West Chester, PA 19383
CFishbaugh@wcupa.edu
610-436-3168

Professionals

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.

Books

Ackles, L., Boman, M., Thierfeld-Brown, J., Cornman, D., Lubbers, P., McGarry, B., and Rigler, M. (2014). Emerging Practices for Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum in Higher Education: A Guide for Higher Education Professionals. 

Attwood, T., Henault, I., and Dubin, N. (2014). The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality, and the Law. What every parent and professional needs to know. London and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Freedman, S. (2010). Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. London and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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

Rigler, M., Rutherford, A., and Quinn, E. (2015). Independence, Social, and Study Strategies for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Basics College Curriculum. London and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Rigler, M., Rutherford, A., and Quinn, E. (2016) Turning Skills and Strengths into Careers for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Basics College Curriculum. London and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Volkmar, R., Riechow, B., and McPartland, J. (2014). Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York, NY: Springer.

Websites

Transition

  • College Autism Spectrum
    • A go to for the most up-to-date college programs for students with ASD.
  • Chester County Transition
    • Chester County Intermediate Unit- Transition resources. Checklist, assessments, colleges, disclosure information etc.
  • Going to College
    • Going to college focuses on campus life and planning for college
  • Pattan
    • Pattan website- Planning for the future checklist for secondary education
  • A Guide for Transition to Adulthood
    • Organization for Autism Research- Resources include transition to adulthood, safety, and more.

Articles

Adreon, D., & Durocher, J. (2007). Evaluating the college transition needs of individuals with high functioning autism spectrum disorders. Intervention in School and Clinic, 42, 271- 279.

Ashbaugh, K., Koegel, R. L., & Koegel, L. K. (2017).Increasing Social Integration for College Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Behavioral Development Bulletin

Hart, D., Grigal, M., & Weir, C. (2010). Expanding the paradigm: Postsecondary education options for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and intellectual disabilities. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 25, 134–150.

Hendricks, D. R., & Wehman, P. (2009). Transition from school to adulthood for youth with autism spectrum disorders: Review and recommendations. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 24,77–88.

Howlin, P., Goode, S., Hutton, J. and Rutter, M. (2004), Adult outcome for children with autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45: 212–229

Koegel, L. K., Ashbaugh, K., Koegel, R. L., Detar, W. J. and Regester, A. (2013). Increasing socialization in adults with asperger's syndrome. Psychol. Schs., 50: 899–909

Stodden, R., Whelley, T., Chang, C., & Harding, T. (2001). Current status of educational support provision to students with disabilities in postsecondary education. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 16, 189–198.

Vanbergeijk, E., Klin, A., & Volkmar, F. (2008).Supporting more able students on the autism spectrum: College and beyond. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 1359–1370.

Wenzel, C., & Rowley, L. (2010). Teaching social skills and academic strategies to college students with Asperger’s syndrome. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42, 44–50.

 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 - OSSD

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 Student Services and Disabilities (OSSD)

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.

Community

Coming Soon

Contact

  • 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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