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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Institutional Initiatives - Updated May 2020

The USA’s Autism-Specific College Support Programs


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.

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.