My son wrote the “Grandparent” essay. Well make that the great-grandparent essay. It started with a humorous scene related to the funeral and went on to demonstrate the life-lessons learned from the great-grandparent with a couple of real examples of where my son used those lessons. It was engaging, funny and poignant and a real insight into my son and what he values. It (together with his accomplishments) earned him a likely letter to Harvard and a spot at his first-choice, where he chose to attend. It is not the topic but the delivery.
Marshall University in West Virginia has a specific program for students with Asperger’s. Are you familiar with ? It is an online resource. Jed Baker, . has written several books as well about the subject. Jessica Kingsley publishing has a book entitled, “Succeeding in College with Asperger’s Syndrome” that is a good resource. I recommend a college program that has a director in their Office of Disability Services. Princeton Review’s, “The K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with LD/ADHD” can help you find structured programs. When you call, ask them about the child’s specific needs. I have been a HS Intervention Specialist for 31 years and have had students with Asperger’s make successful transitons. Good Luck!