Resources for autistic students / students on the autism spectrum transitioning from high school to college, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields

Audio & Podcasts, Students, Families, Educators

STEM, Autism, and Building Professional Relationships: Interview with a Mentor, Part One

Audio interview. Dr. Schalomon: "If you don't quite know what the student needs, go to the student and ask." 223
Students, Families, Educators

Parent Perspective: Autism and Auditing Community College Classes

Video interview. Brief discussion of one student's success auditing classes on a community college campus in preparation for the transition to higher ed. 89

Transitioning to College: Four Things Autistic Students Can Expect from Intro STEM Classes

In most cases, it’s not the facts that count; it’s what you do with them. Even in an introductory foundation course, raw knowledge only gets you so far. 114
Students, Families, Educators

Tapping into a Rich Talent Pool: Notes from a Recent Talk on Autism and Employment

Be aware of unconscious bias in interviews, plan for it, and be prepared to disarm it if necessary. For example: if you find eye contact challenging, acknowledge it and then communicate that you are glad to be there and are engaged in the discussion. 75

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