College and Career Information for Students on the Autism Spectrum

COLLEGE PLANNING FOR STUDENTS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

For individuals on the autistic spectrum, college can be about as close as you can get to Heaven on Earth (and, let’s face it, for the time being, the latter is where most of us are stuck!)  But it is also a place that many raise some challenges that we should plan for.  In this article, I have attempted to offer some ideas based on both my experiences as a student and as a college professor.  I must emphasize, however, that as with any other autism related issue, college choices must be based on the unique circumstances and characteristics of the individual, and no simple formulas can be offered. 

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