The College Autism Network is a nonprofit organization linking varied stakeholders engaged in evidence-guided efforts to improve access, experiences, and outcomes for postsecondary students with autism.

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Autism-Specific College Support Programs

Find and learn about Autism-Specific College Support Programs within the United States.


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Register for the College Autism Summit Research Symposium Today!

College Autism Summit 2021

College Autism Summit Logo: The Power of Connection

October 26 – 29, 2021 (Virtual)

The Summit brings together scholars, practitioners, administrators, employers, and self-advocates to discuss evidence-driven strategies that help support college students with autism and related learning differences. 

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ACE is an online curriculum designed to provide resources and training for campus career services professionals who support autistic college students.

Quick Links to Key Resources

CAN Fast Fact #12

Fast Facts

1-page summaries of key points from emerging research.
(Updated December, 2020)


Types of Support Available

There are numerous supports available for college students on the spectrum.

Case Studies

Tools to support the professional development of individuals who may encounter college students with autism.

College experiences for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

First research article in top-tier higher education journal to ever mention autism.

What We Do

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We empower college students with autism by amplifying their voices within the academic community and by providing free access to materials designed to facilitate their successful transition into, through, and out of college.



We facilitate research that uses qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the systemic, institutional, and personal conditions that shape college access, experiences, and outcomes for students on the autism spectrum.



We conduct professional development workshops and distribute training materials to administrators, researchers, students, parents, and instructors.

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Upcoming Events Calendar

Check out this calendar of upcoming events sponsored by the College Autism Network!