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

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2022 College Autism Summit
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Awards include:

  • Outstanding College Autism Support Program
  • Outstanding Neurodiversity Workplace Initiative
  • Outstanding Research on Autism in Higher Education
  • CAN Contributor of the Year

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As a higher education professional, we would encourage you to check out all the resources we have available.

We recommend the following pages, which can be accessed in the menu above:

  • Membership – Sign up for a membership today!
  • About – Sign up today to receive our free monthly CAN newsletter!
  • Advocacy – Learn about Autism Support Programs around the United States.
  • Research – What current research is being done?  How can that affect your profession?
  • Training – We are constantly updating training opportunities for you, your staff, and others at your institution.
  • College Autism Summit – Join us each year for our annual College Autism Summit!

As a self-advocate, we would encourage you to check out many of the resources we have available.

We recommend the following pages, which can be accessed in the menu above:

  • About – Sign up today to receive our free monthly CAN newsletter!
  • Advocacy – Learn about Autism Support Programs around the United States.  These may be helpful in your college search!  How else can we assist you in advocating for yourselves in college?  Let us know!
  • Training – We are constantly updating training opportunities for you and your families – specifically what to think about when considering colleges or employment.
  • Preparing for College This excellent resource was written by autistic college students and offers useful information for any neurodivergent or autistic college student.
  • College Autism Summit – Join us each year for our annual College Autism Summit!  We want and need your voice at the table!

As a family member, we would encourage you to check out many of the resources we have available.

We recommend the following pages, which can be accessed in the menu above:

  • About – Sign up today to receive our free monthly CAN newsletter!
  • Advocacy – Learn about Autism Support Programs around the United States.  These may be helpful in your student’s college search!
  • Training – We are constantly updating training opportunities for you and your families – specifically what to think about when considering colleges or employment.

As an employer, we would encourage you to check out many of the resources we have available.

We recommend the following pages, which can be accessed in the menu above:

  • Membership – Sign up for a membership today!
  • About – Sign up today to receive our free monthly CAN newsletter!
  • Training – We are constantly updating training opportunities for you, your staff, and others at your organization.
  • CIRCA:  Autism and Neurodiversity in the Workplace – This excellent resource is a free modular curriculum developed by the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA). If you are considering recruiting, hiring, and employing autistic individuals, this is a curriculum that all supervisors and co-workers should go through. It is free of charge (you do need to enroll). It is self-paced and should take about 3.5 hours to complete.
  • College Autism Summit – Join us each year for our annual College Autism Summit!  We are always looking for employers with autism initiatives to present!

As a researcher, we would encourage you to check out all the resources we have available.

We recommend the following pages, which can be accessed in the menu above:

  • Membership – Sign up for a membership today!
  • About – Sign up today to receive our free monthly CAN newsletter!
  • Advocacy – Learn about Autism Support Programs around the United States, as these may be helpful to your research!
  • Research – What current research is being done?  What research are you doing?  Let us know!  We can feature it for you!  Join our CANVAS calls to learn about others’ research or to possibly showcase your own!
  • Training – We are constantly updating training opportunities for you, your staff, and others at your institution.
  • College Autism Summit – Join us each year for our annual College Autism Summit!  This conference attempts to bring researchers and practitioners to the same table for collaboration!

As an educator, we would encourage you to check out all the resources we have available.

We recommend the following pages, which can be accessed in the menu above:

  • Membership – Sign up for a membership today!
  • About – Sign up today to receive our free monthly CAN newsletter!
  • Research – What current research is being done?  How can that affect your teaching?
  • Training – We are constantly updating training opportunities for you, your department, and others at your institution.
  • College Autism Summit – Join us each year for our annual College Autism Summit!
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Join the College Autism Network to support our work and build your own network of autism support professionals and self-advocates.

ADVOCACY

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.
Research

RESEARCH

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.                                         

Training

TRAINING

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