Together, we can… ensure colleges and universities are responsive to autistic students’ specific needs, appreciate their distinct perspectives, and highlight the unique contributions these students can make to their institutions, fields of study, and society at large.

Together, we can… help autistic students to feel confident that they have the personal qualities and institutional support necessary to succeed in college.

Together, we can… maximize the likelihood that students with autism enter, persist, and graduate from college.

Alternately, you can send a check made out to College Autism Network to 3122 Mahan Dr., Suite 801-273, Tallahassee, FL 32308.
The College Autism Network is a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

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

Take a quick look at what others’ donations have allowed us to do in just the last 2 years…

  • Deliver 24 presentations at state, regional, national, and international conferences and on individual campuses. Through these efforts, CAN has directly informed the work of more than 1,000 professionals with widely varying roles from diverse institutional types.
  • Launch the College Inclusion Summit – the first and only national meeting supporting academic success for students with autism and related learning differences. The 2018 Summit had over 125 participants!
  • Develop a robust website filled with resources for scholars, administrators, instructors, parents, and students. In just the last 2 years, our digital presence has generated more than 50,000 page views.
  • Establish CANVAS, a Virtual Association of Scholars who discuss the latest research via email and monthly online meetings. These meetings have featured leading scholars presenting their latest research, as well as working groups that have initiated new multi-institutional research, training, and advocacy activities.
  • Collect and share detailed information about more than 50 autism-specific programs from across the country.
  • Produce 9 “Fast Facts” and 16 detailed reviews of relevant journal articles.
  • Maintain a monthly newsletter with over 400 subscribers.
  • Publish a straightforward guide to help students identify appropriate support services that might be available to them in college.

Every Donation Matters

Train hundreds of college professionals

from across the country through our the College Inclusion Summit and via presentations at major conferences in the fields of autism, higher education, and student affairs like NASPA, ACPA, ASCA, ASHE, INSAR, AERA, and FYE

Help students find success

with online tools where students can find the best institutional programs and identify potentially beneficial accommodations.

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.


Institutional Initiatives

More than 40 postsecondary educational institutions have initiated autism-specific programs.

4-Page Issue Brief

A 4-page introduction to autism on campus.

JCSD Journal Article

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

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!