Dartmouth Events

Beyond Academics: Preparing Students with Autism for College (and Adult Life)

Dr. Thierfeld Brown, will speak about the nexus of higher education and students with autism spectrum disorders/Asperger Syndrome.

Monday, February 10, 2014
Oopik Auditorium, Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
  • RE: College students with autism spectrum disorders and Asperger Syndrome, as well as those who are transitioning from high school to college.
  • By: Dr. Thierfeld Brown, who is a well-known expert regarding the nexus of higher education and students with autism spectrum disorders/Asperger Syndrome.
  • This event is open to the public as well as Dartmouth staff, faculty and students.

Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D., is Co-Director of Higher Education and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Inc. and Director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has worked in disability services for 34 years. Dr. Brown received her B.A. from the University of Rhode Island in Speech Pathology. While coordinator of disability services at URI she received her M.S. in Counseling and M.A. in Education. She holds an Ed.D from Columbia University, Teachers College. At Barnard College she directed a federal grant program on women with disabilities in higher education. Dr. Brown's main research interests are students with Asperger Syndrome in higher education and students with disabilities in high-stakes graduate programs. She consults at many higher education institutions and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences on Asperger Syndrome. She has co-authored three books on the subject: "Students With Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel" (2009); "The Parent's Guide To College For Students On The Autism Spectrum" (2012); and "Social Behavior and Self-Management: 5-Point Scales for Adolescents and Adults" (2012). Dr. Brown has three children, the youngest of whom is a 22-year-old son on the spectrum. Dr. Brown will be on campus Monday and Tuesday, February 10 and 11 for various student, staff, and faculty educational opportunities, consultation, and presentations. Her time will be primarily with DCOL staff. Sponsored by Student Accessibility Services..


Persons who wish to request disability-related accommodations including sign-language interpreters should contact the SAS Office Manager, Mary Batchelder at (603) 646-9900, or via email- [email protected]. Accommodation requests can be made at any time, however, we ask that you do so as soon as possible. The event will be open-captioned. There are accessible parking spaces located in the small upper lot in front of the Life Sciences Center facing Lyme Rd./College Street.  The entrance to the Life Sciences Center is on the same plane as the parking spaces, as is the venue location, Oopik Auditorium (LSC 100), which is wheelchair accessible. 

For more information, contact:
Mary Batchelder

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.