Research

This section of the College Autism Network website presents two distinct sets of research-related resources. This page focuses on our original research.

Original Research

Members of the CAN team are actively generating new scholarship related to college students with autism. The products of this work (including conference papers, presentations, and posters) categorized as “original research” 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.

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[Event] 2017 Association for Student Conduct Association Conference

2017 Association for Student Conduct Association Conference [Panel] Challenge and Support on the Autism Spectrum: Lessons from the Field Thursday, February 2, 4:45 PM Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, FL The rise in the number of college students with Autism Spectrum...

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

NASPA 2017 Mental Health Strategies Conference Building Campus-Wide Understanding of Students with Autism Saturday, January 21, 9:45 am, Austin, TX More students come to campus each year with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s.  How can we help our...

[Event] National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region 1 Conference

NASPA 2016 Region 1 Conference Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum: What We Know and How We Can Make a Difference Presented By: Personal website NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession....

[Event] Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE 2016)

ASHE 2016 Conference A Spectrum of Student Success: Identifying Factors Affecting Access, Experiences, and Outcomes for Students on the Autism Spectrum   One of every 68 children in the United States has autism, a rate of diagnosis that has more than doubled...

[Event] Mental Health Matters Conference 2016

Mental Health Matter 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 together...

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[Event] UROP

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

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[Event] AAIDD

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,...

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[Research] FLASHA 2015

Best Poster Award at the 2015 FLASHA conference. Findings emphasize how students make sense of the college transition process and how they communicate with each other in an online forum.

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[Research] AERA 2015

How do adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder make sense of and respond to autism-specific barriers to postsecondary success? Drawing data from in-person interviews of adults with ASD who have attended college, this study amplifies the voice of an often-overlooked population of college students and highlights opportunities to improve postsecondary experiences for students with ASD.

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[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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