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Autism: My Journey From Toddler to Counselor and Beyond

This guest post is by Michael DeMelfi, a young man on the autism spectrum who was accepted into Seton Hall University's College of Education and Human Services where he will be majoring in Education and Music in the Fall. Michael [...]

By |April 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|5 Comments

Telling Someone You Have Autism

Some of the biggest fears I’ve ever had in my life are the fear of the unexpected, fear of change, and the fear that I would be looked at differently. This all came into focus my first year of college [...]

By |January 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Telling Someone You Have Autism

Why I Wanted to Become a Role Model for People with Special Needs

Ever since I met Michael Reuter, The Dean of Leadership Studies at Seton Hall University where I went to college, I’ve always believed in the power of helping others through servant leadership. This is something I talked about recently with [...]

By |June 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why I Wanted to Become a Role Model for People with Special Needs

Adult with Autism Receives a Scholarship to Pursue a Career in Public Speaking

In 2011 when I received my undergraduate degree in Sports Management from Seton Hall University I wasn't sure what the future had in store for me. Than an opportunity opened up when I won the Earl Nightingale Scholarship from The [...]

By |April 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Adult with Autism Receives a Scholarship to Pursue a Career in Public Speaking

11 Tips Students with Autism Should Ask Their College

Below are 11 questions students on the autism spectrum can ask their college/university. 1. As a college student affected by autism, what is one of the main things I need to know? A big difference between college and high school [...]

By |October 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Autism and The College Transition: From an IEP to Reasonable Accomodations

In June 2007, I graduated from high school. It was an amazing time for me. The majority of my classmates and I were off to great new beginnings. My new beginning began at Seton Hall University. “This is going to [...]

By |July 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Autism and The College Transition: From an IEP to Reasonable Accomodations