Association for Student Conduct Administration
Concurrent Session #9
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.
Lee Burdette Williams
Director of Higher Education Training and Development
Lee has been part of the student affairs profession for nearly three decades, including serving as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Wheaton College (MA) and as Dean of Students at the University of Connecticut. Most recently she was the Director of Collegiate Partnerships for Mansfield Hall in Burlington, VT, where she provided training for colleges and universities seeking to improve their services to students on the Autism Spectrum.
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.