The transition to college can be stressful for anyone. It can be especially hard for students with an autism spectrum disorder, who have difficulties accessing the social networks that other students rely on for support. Before making a decision, explore the kinds of supports that schools provide to students with disabilities.
As an organization or individual supporting people with autism and other developmental disabilities, you are in the perfect position to help spread the word about new resources available through the Autism NOW National Resource and Information Center. Find out how you can help.
Autism NOW Center’s fact sheets on topics of importance to people with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities are a resource you and your family members can use to get information in an easy-to-read and understand format.
For more and more students with disabilities, including those with autism, postsecondary education is considered the next major step in their lives after high school. Get answers to common questions about the step on this page.
Like all other students, students with autism must be prepared for differences between high school and college such as higher expectations to do academic work, to manage academic and personal schedules, and to seek help when its needed. Learn more about the differences in this section.