College Students with Autism

Each year, roughly 49,000 individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) complete high school. Approximately 16,000 of those students will subsequently pursue higher education; however, national statistics confirm that only 38.8% of those will graduate. The College Autism Network aims to improve experiences and outcomes for college students with autism through advocacy, research, and training. Project goals focus on student well-being, educational achievement, and institutional responsiveness.

Project Website for the College Autism Network

Project Publications

Cox, B. E., Mintz, A., Locks, T., Thompson, K., Anderson, A., Morgan, L., Edelstein, J., & Wolz, A. (2015, April). College students with autism: Bridges and barriers to postsecondary success. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Full text of the AERA paper is available here; slides are available here.

Anderson, A., Cox, B. E., & Edelstein, J. (2015, May). Students with high functioning Autism and communication through online forums. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Fort Lauderdale.

Poster is available here.

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