CANVAS

To join a live meeting, please email Brett Nachman (bnachman@wisc.edu) or join the CANVAS listserv to get detailed reminders about upcoming meetings.

2022

    Fri, May 20 at 1 pm ET
    • Brett Nachman, Ph.D. (Director of Research, College Autism Network; Post-Doctoral Research Scholar, North Carolina State University
    • Presentation Title:  Translating Passion to Professional Pathways: Supporting Autistic Community College Students’ Career Aspirations
    • Description:  This presentation will focus on how autistic community college students describe their aspirations based on passions. 
    September 
    • Kayden Stockwell (PhD Student, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia)
    • Presentation Title: Understanding the Experiences of Autistic Undergraduates at the University of Virginia
    • Description: Using a mixed-methods approach, we are interested in understanding what it’s like to be an autistic undergraduate at UVA. The experiences students share with us will be used to provide feedback to the university on where support has been working and recommendations on how it could be improved.

    2022

    April

    Dr. Brittany L. Jackson (Online Learning Manager, Hiram College, Director of Training and Technology, College Autism Network) – Postsecondary Social Support Programs for Students with ASD as Described by Students, Directors, and Staff

    March

    Dr. Jill Underhill (Associate Professor, Communication Studies & Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, Marshall University) and Victoria Ann Ledford (Doctoral Candidate, Communication Science and Social Cognition, University of Maryland) – Autistic Student Success in Public Speaking Courses 

    February

    Dr. Sally Reis (Letitia Neag Morgan Chair in Educational Psychology, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor), Dr. Joseph Madaus (Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Director, Collaborative on Postsecondary Education and Disability), and Dr. Nicholas W. Gelbar (Associate Research Professor); all at the University of ConnecticutUnderstanding the Academic Success of Academically Talented Students with ASD

    January

    Helen Rottier (University of Illinois Chicago/Institute on Disability and Human Development) – Constellation Mentoring- Evaluating a Novel Approach to Support Autistic College Students

    2021

    November

    Dr. Mary Baker-Ericzén (San Diego State University) – College SUCCESS

    October

    Dr. Hyejung Kim (Binghamton University) – Korean American Autistic College Student’s Experience

    September

    Dr. TC Waisman (Doctor of Innovation at Autism Training Academy) – How higher education leaders, faculty, and staff can enhance services and outcomes for Autistic students 

    August

    Dr. Jane McLeod (Associate Executive Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Provost Professor of Sociology; Indiana University) – College and Beyond for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

    July

    Dr. Amelia Anderson (Assistant Professor of Library & Information Studies Darden College of Education and Professional Studies; Old Dominion University) – The Intersection of Libraries and Autism

    May

    Dr. Jess Monahan (Research Manager, Spectrum Scholars; University of Delaware), Cherie Fishbaugh (Director of Autism Services; West Chester University), & Laurie Ackles (Director, Spectrum Support Program; RIT) – Understanding Autistic College Students’ Needs in the Times of COVID-19

    April

    Dr. Jess Monahan (Research Manager, Spectrum Scholars; University of Delaware) and Dr. Brian Freedman (Associate Director, Center for Students with Disabilities & Director, Spectrum Scholars; University of Delaware)  Social Skills Interventions for Young Adults: Fitting into a Neurotypical World?

    March

    Dr. Craig Thompson (Curtin University) & Dr. Melissa Black (Curtin University) – Autistic Adults’ Success Factors for Employment and Beyond

    February

    Dr. Laura Graham Holmes (Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate; Boston University) & Dr. Emily Rothman (Professor, Community Health Sciences; Boston University)  Using Formative Research to Develop HEARTS: A Healthy Relationships Promoting Intervention for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

    January

    Courtney Butler (Program Coordinator, College Support Program; Rutgers University) – An Individualized Approach to Teaching Adults with Autism to Successfully Navigate Job Interviews via Remote Instruction

    2020

    November

    Cheryl Widman (University of Illinois at Chicago) – Understanding Parent Participation in the Postsecondary Education of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    October

    Julie Lounds Taylor (Vanderbilt University)  Serving as an editor of the Autism journal: “Pulling back the curtain: tips from the editorial desk.”

    September

    Jonathan Vincent (York St. John University) Transitions from higher education for autistic students and graduates: qualitative insights from the UK context

    August

    Eilidh Cage (University of Stirling) and Jack Howes (Autistic Writer and Fundraiser)  Dropping out: Understanding the university experiences of autistic students who could not complete their studies

    July

    Alexandra Sturm (Loyola Marymount University) – Academic and Psychosocial Characteristics of Incoming College Freshmen with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role of Comorbidity and Gender

    May

    Ryan A. Miller (University of North Carolina-Charlotte) –  Emerging research on the experiences of autistic LGBTQ college students

    April

    Sean LaRoque (Mansfield Hall) –Measuring autistic college students’ journeys to adulthood using the Pathway to Independence Inventory: Development, results and lessons learned at Mansfield Hall – a residential college support program for students with learning differences

    March

    Jodi Duke and Grace Francis (George Mason University) – Research on autistic college students and co-occurring mental health disorder; discussions on the impact of needs and coping strategies

    February

    Amy Radochonski (College Living Experience) –  “Crosswalks” between postsecondary education institutions and independent autism programs

    January

    Brad Cox (Florida State University | College Autism Network)

    2019

    November

    Stephen Shore (Adelphi University)

    October

    Kimberly Ha (Organization for Autism Research)

    September

    Fred Volkmar (Yale University | Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders)

    August

    Valérie Van Hees (Artevelde University College Ghent)

    July

    Anastasia Anderson (Macquarie University)

    May

    Kirsten Brown (Edgewood College)

    April

    Sasha Zeedyk and Yasamine Bolourian (University of California-Riverside)

    March

    Jiedi Li (University of Bath)

    February

    Solvegi Shmulsky (Landmark College)

    January

    Theo Bakker (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

    2018

    November

    Nicholas Gelbar

    October

    Jennifer Yu and Xin We

    September

    Amy Accardo

    August

    Monique N. Colclough

    WAYS TO BECOME INVOLVED

    1. Check out the minutes, presentations, and articles from previous monthly meetings (see links on this page).
    2. Click here to sign up for our autism/higher ed list serv (here where we share news articles, research, events, and other content related to college students with autism). Click “join group” to start receiving emails.
    3. Once you’ve joined the listserv, you can share articles, presentations, and other news by sending an email to: can-canvas@collegeautismnetwork.org
    4. Contact Brett Ranon Nachman (bnachman@wisc.edu) to get updates about upcoming CANVAS meetings.
    5. Visit our CANVAS Google Drive (here we share our meeting agendas, minutes, and other CANVAS content; you can even post a profile about yourself and your work)