NASPA 2016 Conference

Autism in Higher Education:
Barriers and Bridges in a Changing Landscape

Drawing on two years of qualitative research, the presenters will introduce practitioners to college students with ASD, identify common barriers to success, and share practices to overcome these challenges. Through the lens of student vignettes, the audience will discuss the autistic student experience on campus and learn why common institutional practices may need to be amended in order to better serve this population.

Presented By:

Taylor Locks

Taylor Locks

Graduate Student

Florida State University

Amanda Mintz

Amanda Mintz

Graduate Student

Florida State University

Bradley E. Cox

Bradley E. Cox

Founding Director & Assistant Professor

Florida State University

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. Professional development programs at NASPA achieve this through a variety of conferences, workshops, and online learning. This year’s conference theme reflects the vital role that student affairs plays in the shared goal of all those who work in higher education. Campuses must reach across functional boundaries to assure the continued well-being of students, adapt to new regulations, and react to crises and the increasing scrutiny higher education is facing. Student affairs is uniquely positioned to help shape a vision of higher education that addresses these challenges.

See the whole NASPA 2016 program schedule at http://conference2016.naspa.org/program. 

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