Parent Perspective: Autism and Auditing Community College Classes

In this interview series, Maureen Perkins talks to STS about supporting her son’s transition to college. Perkins and her son used their understanding of his autism to create and follow a matriculation plan that worked for him and allowed him to thrive. 

Do you have experience with auditing classes, or is your student considering it? You might also like to hear from college transition consultant Susan Woods on auditing. If you have questions or comments about this option, let us know.

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Contributor Maureen Perkins is a 48-year-old mother of five. In 1995 her son Daniel was born and at the age of eighteen months, he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. With this shift in every day life, Maureen and her husband decided in 1995 that she should quit her job at the state auditor’s office to be Daniel’s full-time aid and advocate. Through a great deal of research, travel, and legal battles, she was able to give Daniel the tools to graduate with honors and begin a career in his chosen field.

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  1. I think auditing might also be useful for a subject matter in which a student requires a couple attempts to be able to learn/process the material. For instance a student who finds math courses difficult may audit statistics or calculus the first time for “practice” and then take the course for credit the following term once they had time to practice the material for a term without penalty.

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