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.


Institutional Initiatives - Newly Updated

78 Autism-Specific College Support Programs


2019 College Inclusion Summit

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Quick Links to Key Resources

Case Studies

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


Types of Support Available

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


Fast Facts

1-page summaries of key points from emerging research.

College experiences for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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

Make A Difference... Together We CAN

Summit 2018 Together We CAN

Your donation to the College Autism Network helps us provide critical resources and services that support postsecondary success for students on the autism spectrum.

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.

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!