American College Personnel Association 2017 Conference

Students with Autism: Peer Perspectives and Helpful Strategies

Tuesday, March 28th, 3:30-4:30 PM, Columbus, OH

Over 50,000 students with Autism will enroll in college each fall, a number that is growing annually. How are campuses responding? A review of sixteen major higher education journals shows scant interest in this population. But strategies must begin with research. This session will highlight a current study that looks at peer perceptions of students with Autism. The findings offer insights into developing a campus culture where students with Autism are understood and more likely to succeed.

Presented By:

Chase Breeden

Chase Breeden

Graduate Research Assistant & Administration Coordinator

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

Executive Director & Director of Research


Dr. Bradley E. Cox is the Founder and Executive Director of the College Autism Network. He is also an Associate Professor of Higher Education at Florida State University and a Senior Research Associate at FSU's Center for Postsecondary Success. His work seeks to explain and improve the systemic, institutional, and personal conditions that shape college experiences and outcomes for students on the autism spectrum.

Personal Website

About the Conference

The American Collegiate Personnel Association (ACPA) is a leading organization for higher education within the context of student affairs. At over 90 years old, this organization includes over 1,000 institutions and almost 7,500 members worldwide.

The ACPA 2017 Conference, held in Columbus, Ohio, is meant to provide a meaningful forum for the exchange best ideas in higher education in order to turn them into best practices. Read more on the ACPA 2017 Conference here.