Autism & the College Transition: What is a Syllabus

What is a syllabus? Former Associate Dean of Student Support Services Susan Woods answers questions for students with autism and families preparing for the transition from high school to college. Here she takes a moment to share why approaching your professor to go over the syllabus can be an important step for setting up your academic success.

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Susan Woods, M. Ed, recently retired as Associate Dean of Student Support Services at Middlesex Community College after 27 years. Susan managed the college’s Disability Support Services, supporting 1000 students with documented disabilities, as well as alternative and grant funded support programs. Susan has regularly provided training and workshops to faculty and staff on creating welcoming and inclusive environments and universal design for instruction. Her work now focuses on professional development and training to high school personnel and families to help support the successful transition to college for students with disabilities. Her professional development website is www.susanbwoods.com.

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