Other Training Materials

Other Training Materials: We’re not the only ones working to improve the experiences and outcomes for autistic students in higher education. Therefore, we offer links to other people’s training materials via posts categorized as “training-other” on this website).
Quick Links: Members of the CAN team are actively generating new scholarship related to college students with autism.

Published Article: Cox, B. E., Thompson, K., Anderson, A., Mintz, A., Locks, T. Morgan, L., Edelstein, J., & Wolz, A (In Press at Journal of College Student Development). College experiences for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Personal identity, public disclosure, and institutional support.

IMFAR 2016 Presentations – Drawing on two years of qualitative research, the College Autism Network team is presenting four (4) posters at the 2016 International Meeting For Autism Research (IMFAR). Posters include analyses of autistic students’ concerns, use support services, efforts to find safe spaces, and development of personal identity.

UROP Presentations – Hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement (CRE), the Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual showcase for undergraduate student researchers from across campus to present their work to the university community.

NASPA 2016 Presentation – This presentation helps 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.

[Event] ASCA 2018 – Concurrent Session – Autism and the Student Conduct Process: Support Begins with Understanding

[Event] ASCA 2018 – Concurrent Session – Autism and the Student Conduct Process: Support Begins with Understanding

Campuses are seeing an increase in the number of students with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s Syndrome.
These students bring with them social, behavioral and communication challenges that may be disruptive or misunderstood by the
community, leading to allegations of misconduct. Participants will learn about these traits and the strategies that might make a
difference in responding to these students.

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[Event] ASCA 2018 – Pre-Con – Students on the Autism Spectrum: Responding to a Growing Population

[Event] ASCA 2018 – Pre-Con – Students on the Autism Spectrum: Responding to a Growing Population

Campuses are seeing an increase in the number of students with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s Syndrome. These students bring with them social, behavioral and communication challenges that may be disruptive or misunderstood by the community, leading to allegations of misconduct. Participants will learn about these traits and the strategies that might make a difference in responding to these students.

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[Event] Texas Tech Think Tank

[Event] Texas Tech Think Tank

How many students with autism are coming to college? Recent estimates say by 2020 it could be as many as 433,000. This session highlights the four main challenges when it comes to college students with autism. These include the individual, the institution they are attending, the school system itself, and misunderstandings from society.

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[Event] American College Personnel Association 2017 Conference

[Event] American College Personnel Association 2017 Conference

Over 50,000 students with Autism will enroll in college each fall, a number that is growing annually. How are campuses responding? A review of sixteen major higher education journals shows scant interest in this population. But strategies must begin with research. This session will highlight a current study that looks at peer perceptions of students with Autism. The findings offer insights into developing a campus culture where students with Autism are understood and more likely to succeed.

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[Event] NASPA 2017 Annual Conference: Pre-Con

[Event] NASPA 2017 Annual Conference: Pre-Con

NASPA 2017 Annual Conference: Pre-Con Students with Autism: Inclusion Begins with Understanding Saturday, March 11, 2017, San Antonio, TX     Presented By: Personal website About the Conference NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health,...

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[Event] 36th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience

[Event] 36th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience

Campuses are seeing an increase in the number of students with diagnoses of Autism/Asperger Syndrome. These students bring with them both remarkable talents and resilience as well as social, behavioral and communication challenges that can complicate their campus experience. First-year students with autism are especially vulnerable because of the challenges they face responding to transitions. Participants will learn about autism: its common characteristics and how those may be problematic, and how a campus can become a more inclusive place for students on the spectrum.

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Students on the Autism Spectrum: RA Training Module

Download these training materials through the button below, or read the individual sections through the tabs below The purpose of this training module is to provide Resident Assistants (RAs) with 1) an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and its characteristics...

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[Event] 2017 Association for Student Conduct Association Conference

[Event] 2017 Association for Student Conduct Association Conference

The rise in the number of college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger Syndrome challenges our campuses to respond with services that support these unique, smart and sometimes-challenging students.  Three senior student conduct officers will share their experiences with, and insights about, a population that requires us to think differently about our work.

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[Event] 2017 NASPA Mental Health Conference: A NASPA Strategies Conference

[Event] 2017 NASPA Mental Health Conference: A NASPA Strategies Conference

More students come to campus each year with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s.  How can we help our campuses be more flexible environments and our colleagues be more knowledgeable advocates to better serve these students?  Too often, it is the counseling center and the disabilities services staff who are charged with “managing” these complex students.  This session will provide guidance to counseling and disabilities staff who want to empower everyone on campus to support these students

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[Event] Mental Health Matters Conference 2016

[Event] Mental Health Matters Conference 2016

Mental Health Matters 2016 Conference Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum: What We Know and How We Can Make a Difference   Presented by: Personal website The second annual Mental Health Matters (MHM) conference continues its original mission to bring...

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[Training] Conduct and Students on the Autism Spectrum

[Training] Conduct and Students on the Autism Spectrum

Educators and administrators may have a difficult time in navigating conduct issues with students on the autism spectrum. An upcoming webinar from StudentAffairs.com, facilitated by Dr. Jane Theirfield Brown of Yale University , aims to help professionals work through...

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[Training] Supporting Students with Disabilities

[Training] Supporting Students with Disabilities

This website provides the viewer with free and interactive learning modules. These modules inform the viewer of basic information of each disability listed. This information includes myths/facts, definitions, implications for learning, a video, and a scenario section. Click this link to access an interactive free educational resource that highlights many disabilities that impact students on our campuses!

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[Training] What is autism?

[Training] What is autism?

What is Autism? Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) In this presentation, Kerry Thompson provides a thematic and historical overview of autism, addressing questions regarding the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of autism. Presented By: University of...

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[Training] NASPA 2016

[Training] NASPA 2016

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

1:15-2:05 PM on Monday, March 14th in Meeting Room 130 of the Indianapolis Convention Center

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.

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