AAIDD Conference 2016

Using Online Communities to Evaluate Methods of Supporting the Postsecondary Success of Students on the Autism Spectrum

To address this gap in existing research, our study sought out firsthand accounts of college students with autism. Student testimonials were gathered from the website WrongPlanet.net: an online resource for individuals on the autism spectrum that provides articles, forums, and other forms of support. This view of the experiences of individuals with ASD, described in their own words, provides researchers a better opportunity of understanding and addressing the needs of this population.

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Amelia Anderson

Amelia Anderson

Doctorate Level Researcher

Chase Breeden

Chase Breeden

Co-Project Manager

The AAIDD Annual Meeting is two full days of educational sessions, exhibits, poster presentations, and networking events.  There are also optional half-day pre and post conference sessions. Our Annual Meeting provides researchers, clinicians, practitioners, educators, policymakers, local, state and federal agencies, and advocates with cutting edge research, effective practices, and valuable information on important policy initiatives.

See the whole AAIDD 2016 program schedule at http://aaidd.org/education/annual-conference