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.
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
What is it like for someone whose brain is wired in a way that makes it even more difficult? Lee Burdette Williams is the Director of Higher Education Training and Development on the CAN team and an educational veteran who brings her expertise and experience to CAN's...read more
The Curriculum Development Interns will play an integral role in developing and identifying the training initiatives of the College Autism Network (CAN). The interns will develop curricula, materials, and resources for distinct stakeholder audiences. One intern will focus on training for postsecondary administrators and instructors; the other intern will focus on training for autistic students and their advocates. Curriculum Development Interns will also deliver training programs locally and nationally, both in-person and online. The interns will work closely with other team members of CAN to produce training materials that are evidence-based, accessible to all types of learners, and scalable across multiple platforms.read more
I can still see the tears rolling down my wife’s face when the psychologist said, “Your son has autism.”read more
I did it again. It was wrong. And I’m sorry.read more