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.
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.
Stuck in a rut with group work? This brief video offers simple steps for using UDL principles to improve your group work outcomes.
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.
UDL is a framework for designing based on three broad principles tied to how our brain functions in terms of networks.
How professional development workshops helped me gain valuable insight and strategies for creative instruction through the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) techniques.
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.
Understanding privacy laws in relation to autism and college student rights can help students and families prepare for the college transition.
Inclusive college models for students who have autism. Editorial Board Member Theresa Revans-McMenimon and her husband John McMenimon talk about …
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.
Editorial Board Member Arianne Garcia and college student Rem discuss some of the challenges and barriers to autistic student success, …
Editorial Board Member Susan Woods and Dr. Eric Endlich on what colleges and institutions of higher education can do to …
If we ban technology, we are hurting some of the most vulnerable students and infringing on their rights to access accommodations.
Video. Brief overview of the kinds of supports students and families can expect in the college environment. Can vary a lot by institution.
Simple steps for incorporating UDL principles into your pedagogy. Lecture, resource, syllabus, and assessment strategies.
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.
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.
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.