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

Support CAN – Become a Member

The College Autism Network (CAN) is a nonprofit organization run almost entirely by dedicated professionals and students who volunteer their time, resources, and expertise to support college success for students with autism.

But websites, videos, curricula, presentations, and events cost money.
So we need your help!

Fast Fact #6 – Family Matters

Fast Fact #6 Family Matters... To Continuous Employment and Education! “There were no significant associations between group and any of the individual factors (i.e., IQ, adaptive behavior, autism...
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Fast Fact #5 – Half of the youth with autism did not experience any disruption in education or employment after high school.

Fast Fact #5 Half of the youth with autism did not experience any disruption in education or employment after high school. Among the 36 youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)... * 10 people...
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[Lit Review] Postsecondary work and educational disruptions for youth on the autism spectrum

This study examined vocational/educational disruption in the 2–3 years after high school for 36 youth with autism spectrum disorder  (ASD). Data were collected three times from parents: during...
Fast Fact #4 - Taylor & DaWalt

Fast Fact #4 – We all fall down

Fast Fact #4 In Taylor and DaWalt’s recent study, about half of the participants experienced some “disruption,” like being fired, or leaving a post-secondary education program. Out of those 8...

[Lit Review] Student perceptions of the accommodation process in postsecondary education

ABSTRACT One cause of the underrepresentation of students with disabilities in postsecondary education may be a lack of appropriate and effective accommodations (e.g., West et al., 1993). This study...

Support CAN – Become a Member

The College Autism Network (CAN) is a nonprofit organization run almost entirely by dedicated professionals and students who volunteer their time, resources, and expertise to support college success for students with autism.

But websites, videos, curricula, presentations, and events cost money.
So we need your help!

Fast Fact #6 – Family Matters

Fast Fact #6 Family Matters... To Continuous Employment and Education! “There were no significant associations between group and any of the individual factors (i.e., IQ, adaptive behavior, autism...
Fast Fact #5 top picture

Fast Fact #5 – Half of the youth with autism did not experience any disruption in education or employment after high school.

Fast Fact #5 Half of the youth with autism did not experience any disruption in education or employment after high school. Among the 36 youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)... * 10 people...
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[Lit Review] Postsecondary work and educational disruptions for youth on the autism spectrum

This study examined vocational/educational disruption in the 2–3 years after high school for 36 youth with autism spectrum disorder  (ASD). Data were collected three times from parents: during...
Fast Fact #4 - Taylor & DaWalt

Fast Fact #4 – We all fall down

Fast Fact #4 In Taylor and DaWalt’s recent study, about half of the participants experienced some “disruption,” like being fired, or leaving a post-secondary education program. Out of those 8...

[Lit Review] Student perceptions of the accommodation process in postsecondary education

ABSTRACT One cause of the underrepresentation of students with disabilities in postsecondary education may be a lack of appropriate and effective accommodations (e.g., West et al., 1993). This study...

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2017 Publication in the Journal of College Student Development

Cox, B. E., Thompson, K., Anderson, A., Mintz, A., Locks, T. Morgan, L., Edelstein, J., & Wolz, A. (2017). College experiences for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Personal identity, public disclosure, and institutional support. Journal of College Student Development, 58(1), 71-87.

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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.

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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.

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Training

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

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Fast Fact #4 - Taylor & DaWalt

Fast Fact #4 – We all fall down

Fast Fact #4 In Taylor and DaWalt’s recent study, about half of the participants experienced some “disruption,” like being fired, or leaving a post-secondary education program. Out of those 8 participants who experienced some sort of disruption in their employment or...
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[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

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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