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Autism Spectrum News: Awake Challenged, Punctually Challenged, and Underground Thursday Challenged

The following is a special needs program update from Asperger’s & LD College Programs

ASN-Spring2015-CIP-frontBy Jennifer Kolarik, BS
Lead Career Coordinator

CIP Brevard One of the biggest hurdles that adolescents and young adults on the ASD or LD Spectrum face is having a reversed sleep schedule where they stay awake at night (often playing video games or surfing the internet) and sleeping during the day. This is especially so if students are living independently for the first time. No one is around to tell them to “go to bed.”

This impacts their work lives whether it’s volunteering, interning, or doing a paid job. Even if they make it to work on time, they may lack energy and even nod off because they are tired and/or sleep deprived.

Read the rest of the article here (pg 12).