For many autistic and neurotypical students, college presents a depth of challenges, course material, and independence that they likely haven’t had much experience with before. UDL can support instruction and student growth.
College Autism & Student Variability: UDL Resources
Video interview. If you’ve already watched our brief videos on what UDL is, how to implement it, and tips for group work, this one can direct you to further resources.
UDL and Autism: Simple Ideas for Group Work
Stuck in a rut with group work? This brief video offers simple steps for using UDL principles to improve your group work outcomes.
Autism & College: Autistic Culture, UDL, and Student Voices
When we talk about folding autistic and differently-abled students into community colleges and STEM careers, what we’re really talking about is best practices for everyone. It follows that when our most disadvantaged students’ needs are met, we are leveling the playing field for all, with or without a “documented need.” Thank you for believing in students like me.
Autism, STEM, and UDL: What is Universal Design for Learning?
UDL is a framework for designing based on three broad principles tied to how our brain functions in terms of networks.
Case Study: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Autistic Students
How professional development workshops helped me gain valuable insight and strategies for creative instruction through the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) techniques.
Autism in the Classroom: Making Education Accessible
Autistic STEM grad student Patrick Dwyer recommends families and autistic students take a self-guided campus tour. Video tour of UC Davis, packed with tips.
10 Tips: Improving College Outcomes for Autistic STEM Students
Neurodiversity Hub: Global Work on Autism, College & Jobs
Q & A With Autism College Transition Consultant: On Privacy Laws
Understanding privacy laws in relation to autism and college student rights can help students and families prepare for the college transition.
Steps to Autism Acceptance Podcast: Episode Five, Inclusive College Models for Students Who Have Autism
Inclusive college models for students who have autism. Editorial Board Member Theresa Revans-McMenimon and her husband John McMenimon talk about …
A Guide for Autistic Students to Using Video Rehearsal for Presentations and Interviews
Check for filler words. Are you overly using “like” or “um?” While these are somewhat normalized in daily speaking and often increase during nervous moments, making note of your habits can help you be aware of what you might say and help decrease use of them.
Steps to Autism Acceptance Podcast: Episode Two, Managing Limitations and Shutdowns in College
Editorial Board Member Arianne Garcia and college student Rem discuss some of the challenges and barriers to autistic student success, …
Steps to Autism Acceptance Podcast: Episode One, Institutions of Higher Education
Editorial Board Member Susan Woods and Dr. Eric Endlich on what colleges and institutions of higher education can do to …
Rules About Technology in the Classroom: A Barrier for Students With Disabilities?
If we ban technology, we are hurting some of the most vulnerable students and infringing on their rights to access accommodations.
Autism Support Services: What’s Available in College
Video. Brief overview of the kinds of supports students and families can expect in the college environment. Can vary a lot by institution.
Universal Design Strategies: Autism & Student Difference
Simple steps for incorporating UDL principles into your pedagogy. Lecture, resource, syllabus, and assessment strategies.
The Autism Accommodations Process: Faculty Primer
The goal is not to provide a golden ticket to whatever a student wants. The goal is to provide them with an equitable classroom experience that gives them an equal opportunity to succeed.
Autism, STEM, and Universal Design: Support Student Difference
Video interview. Having your syllabus state that you support students with disabilities is just one way to create inclusivity and demonstrate your support for all students.
“Find a Pathway That Works for You”: Jody Goldstein, Director of Disabilities Services, UMASS Lowell
When students receive peer support, they are much less likely to feel isolated and marginalized. Judy Goldstein discusses ways peer mentoring groups help autistic students thrive.