Advocacy

This section of the College Autism Network website presents three distinct sets of advocacy-related resources.

 

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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.

Fast Fact #3

Fast Fact #3 Beyond the Label of Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) describes a set of behaviors associated with specific differences in how one’s brain perceives and processes environmental input. It is a “spectrum condition” that affects...

[Event] ASHE Presentation

ASHE Presentation Houston, TX, Nov. 2017 In Search of Actionable Insights Regarding College Students with Autism: A Systematic Literature Review This paper draws from a systematic review of articles published since 2000 to summarize what is currently known about...

[Event] Texas Tech Think Tank

Higher Education Think Tank Lubbock, TX, Nov. 2017 What the Research says about College Students with Autism How many students with autism are coming to college? Recent estimates say by 2020 it could be as many as 433,000. This session hilights the four main...
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Blog

Members of the CAN team occasionally outline emerging findings, explore creative ideas, present opportunities for involvement, or reflect on the implications of our work. These musings are categorized as “blog posts” on this website.

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News

Whenever we see interesting stories presented in popular media (e.g., newspapers, magazines, TV), we will share them via items categorized as “news” on this website

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Institutional Initiatives

There are numerous supports out there for college students on the spectrum. It can be confusing to decide what is right for you and what programs fit your needs. Through research into autism support programs at higher education institutions in the US, we have compiled this list to inform students, parents, and educators about what is available to help students find the program that best fits their needs.

Quick Links: Key organizations, services, and resources for students and advocates

College Autism Spectrum: independent organization of professionals whose purpose is to assist students with autism spectrum disorders, and their families.

Wrong Planet: web community designed for individuals (and parents / professionals of those) with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences.

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN): activities include public policy advocacy, the development of Autistic cultural activities, and leadership trainings for Autistic self-advocates

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