Monday, January 29, 3 pm ET
Free for College Autism Network members
$50 for non-members
College campuses are experiencing growth in two distinct areas: programs that support autistic and other neurodivergent students who are working toward a degree, and inclusive non-degree programs for students with intellectual disability with a goal of competitive employment through university and industry-recognized credentials. . Some campuses have one or the other, and other campuses have both types of programs. These programs differ in several ways (e.g.,goals, structures, funding sources) and are often located in different parts of the institutional organizational chart.
But from the outside, the existence of these programs can cause confusion for families of prospective students. Even within the university, faculty, staff and students might struggle to understand the differences, especially when the word “autism” is sometimes used in both programs’ marketing and descriptive language.
In this webinar, we will hear from directors of both types of programs, including several whose campuses host both. Panelists will articulate the differences (and similarities) and share their thoughts about how to best portray, and market, these programs to a public that is eager to find the best fit for a student.
Attendees will learn about ID/DD programs, what makes them effective, how they differ from autism support programs, and how to effectively collaborate across programs to serve students successfully.