K-12 Educators

Fast Fact #5 – Half of the youth with Autism did not experience any disruption in education or employment after high school.

Among the 36 youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)…

* 10 people remained in the same activity since high school.

* 8 people experienced upward mobility (either “becoming employed while maintaining enrollment in postsecondary education, taking a few classes to being a full time student, going from a sheltered pre-vocational setting to a supported joy or going from no activities to a supported job”) after high school.

[News] Autistic middle school students use personal experiences to publish novel about young woman on the spectrum

Groups are increasingly recognizing the importance of documenting and understanding the oft-overlooked experiences of females on the spectrum. The voices of autistic girls themselves, however, are also starting to come to light thanks to initiatives like that pushed...

[News] The UK’s National Associaton for Special Education Needs has a new guide all about girls on the autism spectrum

Autism is recognized and diagnosed far more often in males than females, and typical symptoms can be brushed off when they present in females, or they can be misinterpreted as being rude or shy. The UK National Association for Special Education Needs (nasen) recently...

[News] Stanford researchers are using Google Glass to help individuals with autism work on social skills

For students on the spectrum, one of the hardest parts of college can be the social and behavioral aspects. Google Glass, however, is now under testing as a behavioral therapy aid that could be used to combat these issues even before students make it to college....

[Training] Learn about legal and practical considerations for education administrators working with students on the autism spectrum

Law firm, Fisher Phillips will be holding a webinar hosted by attorneys Scott Schneider and Josh Zugish for those who wish to learn more about the legal and practical matters education administrators should consider when working with students on the autism spectrum....

[Internship] Curriculum Development and Training

The Curriculum Development Interns will play an integral role in developing and identifying the training initiatives of the College Autism Network (CAN). The interns will develop curricula, materials, and resources for distinct stakeholder audiences. One intern will focus on training for postsecondary administrators and instructors; the other intern will focus on training for autistic students and their advocates. Curriculum Development Interns will also deliver training programs locally and nationally, both in-person and online. The interns will work closely with other team members of CAN to produce training materials that are evidence-based, accessible to all types of learners, and scalable across multiple platforms.

[Training] Supporting Students with Disabilities

This website provides the viewer with free and interactive learning modules. These modules inform the viewer of basic information of each disability listed. This information includes myths/facts, definitions, implications for learning, a video, and a scenario section. Click this link to access an interactive free educational resource that highlights many disabilities that impact students on our campuses!

[Lit Review] Transition from School to Adulthood for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: What we Know and what we Need to Know

Parents and teachers may observe depressed mood, anxiety, heightened levels of inappropriate behavior, and victimization by peers in adolescents who have ASD… Overall, youth with ASD reported lower rates of self-determination and satisfaction than other youth with disabilities. Click this link to read the full annotation.

[Research] AERA 2015

How do adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder make sense of and respond to autism-specific barriers to postsecondary success? Drawing data from in-person interviews of adults with ASD who have attended college, this study amplifies the voice of an often-overlooked population of college students and highlights opportunities to improve postsecondary experiences for students with ASD.

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.

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