This section of the College Autism Network website presents two distinct sets of research-related resources.

Our Original ResearchLiterature Annotations

Quick Links: Members of the CAN team are actively generating new scholarship related to college students with autism.

Forthcoming 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.

Our 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.

Literature Reviews

The CAN team regularly reviews other scholars’ articles published in peer-reviewed journals. We hope to make this body of research more user-friendly and readily accessible by providing a summary of each article, offering a brief critique, and discussing the implications of the findings. These reviews are categorized as “literature reviews” on this website.

Our latest research activities…

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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...