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Webinar: Teaching university students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Practical strategies for success

This webinar was hosted by ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) in April, 2017. The presenter was Kimberley McMahon-Coleman.

Kimberley McMahon-Coleman and Kim Draisma have extensive experience working with university students on the spectrum, and recently published a book that provides tertiary educators and support staff with practical strategies for addressing challenges associated with ASD as they manifest in college and university environments. In this webinar, Kimberley McMahon-Coleman drew from the findings to offer insight on how to use person-centred approaches to assist students with: Interpreting assignment tasks; Understanding unwritten expectations and codes of conduct; Working around rigidity of thinking; Project planning; Self-monitoring, and Multi-tasking.

Presenter: Dr Kimberley McMahon-Coleman teaches in Learning Development at the University of Wollongong. She has a particular interest in developing the academic capacity of students with disabilities. With Dr Kim Draisma she has written Teaching University Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Guide to Developing Academic Capacity and Proficiency (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London and Philadelphia, 2016).

Kimberley can be found in cyberspace at: and on Twitter @KMcMahonColeman.