Missoula - Students with Asperger's syndrome find support on campus

Monique Casbeer navigates the University of Montana campus like anyone else.

As a nontraditional student, Casbeer attended classes at UM sparsely over the past five years, working her way toward a degree in computer science. But this isn’t the first time Casbeer found herself enrolled at UM. In fact, she was pursuing the same degree in 1993.

Eager to start a career working with computers in an age when tech was booming and PCs were becoming part of daily life, Casbeer looked forward to graduating swiftly and finding employment in her field. But there was a problem — Casbeer had Asperger’s syndrome and didn’t even know it.

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