Tony Attwood, Minds and Hearts Clinic, Brisbane
Laurie has been working with high functioning children and adolescents on the autism spectrum and their families for 28 years and her experience and wisdom have contributed to writing a highly recommended guide for parents. The guide will encourage the mental health and well being of the college student who has autism as well as their parents.
Dr Michael F Haberecht, Staff Psychiatrist, Vaden Health Center, Stanford University
Dr. Leventhal-Belfer writes an indispensable guide for preparing children with autistic spectrum disorder going to college. Her years of experience and close connections with patient families lead to clear and concise recommendations for parents. Dr. Leventhal-Belfer shares a detailed and nuanced knowledge of the specific opportunities and requirements for obtaining academic and general accommodations through the university.
JoAnn Mendonca, Alumni parent of Dr. Laurie’s Friends Program
We were very fortunate to have Dr. Laurie provide us with the guidance on how to help our son, who was diagnosed with ASD when he was very young. Dr. Laurie was there whenever we were faced with challenges related to ASD. "The Mental Health and Well-being of College Students on the Autism Spectrum: A Guide for Parents" is an invaluable resource and must-read for parents who have a college-bound child with ASD. Dr. Laurie's knowledge of the college environment helped our son navigate through the complex process and get the help he needed to successfully graduate college.
Cheryl Klaiman Ph.D. Program Director, Diagnostic Services Marcus Autism Center
This book can truly serve as a lifesaving guide to parents of individuals with ASD who are getting ready to embark on the scary journey of sending their child to college. Frank advice, from parents, individuals with ASD and therapist is provided, offering easy strategies for greatest success.