College Students on the Spectrum I read with great interest the cover story in the April 2013 issue, “Spectrum of Opportunities,” regarding the role of speech-language pathologists in university programs for college students on the spectrum. I applaud you for writing this article for our membership as it addressed timely and important issues for those ... Inbox
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The ASHA Leader, June 2013, Vol. 18, 4. doi:10.1044/leader.IN2.18062013.4
The ASHA Leader, June 2013, Vol. 18, 4. doi:10.1044/leader.IN2.18062013.4
I read with great interest the cover story in the April 2013 issue, “Spectrum of Opportunities,” regarding the role of speech-language pathologists in university programs for college students on the spectrum. I applaud you for writing this article for our membership as it addressed timely and important issues for those of us working in higher education settings, as we develop programs to meet the needs of this growing population.
I would like to alert members of the profession to the existence of other innovative programs around the country with significant participation of speech-language pathology faculty and programs. For example, last year Brooklyn College of the City University of New York piloted an Interdisciplinary Collaborative Support Services program, an initiative that involves the college health clinic, disabilities office, personal counseling center, academic learning center, career counseling center and, of course, the speech-language-hearing center, all located on our urban campus. The program has continued this year. For information, please visit bit.ly/brooklynsupport or contact me at slongtin@brooklyn.cuny.edu.
Susan Longtin, Brooklyn, N.Y.

“Spectrum of Opportunities” (www.asha.org/Publications/leader/2013/130401/Spectrum-of-Opportunities.htm) presented a sample of campus programs that provide support to students with autism spectrum disorders. We’re happy to add Brooklyn College to the list.

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