Jill Bartz, BA
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991 and have pursued a variety of careers including graphic designer, hairdresser, teacher, and medical radiographer. As a parent of a high functioning ASD student, I understand how you feel. I know your student is a smart, funny, wonderful kid. I also understand the struggles you’ve encountered along the way with the educational system. After successfully transitioning my own student to college, I understand this process and want to help your student achieve success as well. I look forward to meeting you and your student and learning how I can help make the college transition smoother for both of you.
Jeffrey A. Bartz, Ph.D
Not only do Jill and I parent a wonderful kid with ASD, I have taught Chemistry at the college level in Kalamazoo for over 20 years. In 2015, I won the Outstanding Advisor award because of my work on behalf of first-generation and minority students. I have also been recognized for excellence as a teacher in the classroom, in the laboratory, and as a mentor. This experience has given me insight into how college students transition to college and how it can be even more challenging for a non-neurotypical student. Together, we can support your student for college transition success.
Transitioning Autistic Students to College
Angela S. Halloran, MS
I began working with high-risk and at-risk youth at Boys Town, in Omaha, Nebraska. For five years, I helped to tailor and implement the BT program of behavior modification and social skills training to youth based on their needs. I was five-times certified in the program and also trained others in the Boys Town model. After earning my Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, I went on to teach science at a secondary high school where I developed a tailored curriculum for special education students. I understand the incredible ability as well as the unique yet manageable challenges our ASD students have. I am eager to help them on this new path forward toward independence and success.