Patrick Dwyer has an organizational secret to share that’s “so well hidden, concealed so elegantly, that even many neurotypicals are unaware of it.”
Our very wise (and funny) contributor Patrick Dwyer has pondered the value of jobs and volunteer experience for autistic students: prepare to be illuminated
Social dynamics of college classrooms for autistic students. STEM grad student Patrick Dwyer gives an overview of how college differs from high school.
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.
Video interview. Patrick Dwyer and UC Davis Disability Specialist Dr. Joseph Spector discuss the role of Disability Services Offices on campuses.
Video overview of college student housing with STEM grad student Patrick Dwyer. Noise, room accommodations, issues with roommates, and more.
Video. STEM grad student Patrick Dwyer sits down with UC Davis’s Accessible Tech Analyst Joshua Hori for an overview of Livescribe Smartpen, Sonocent Audio Notetaker, and ClaroPDF.
STEM grad student Patrick Dwyer on being autistic and registering for classes. We don’t want to say this is THE definitive class registration post, but it’s pretty definitive.
Transitioning to any sort of new school is like taking notes in class – messy. It also feels like everyone else is walking around with a navigation system while you’re just fumbling about. Sometimes though, other people let you know that they don’t have a GPS either!
On one hand, disclosing too early could create bias that eliminates you from the competition. On the other hand, disclosing provides context that can help you have a more successful interaction with a future employer.
I think it’s interesting, and a bit startling, to realize just how much inter-individual variability there probably is in the human sense of taste.
Video with subtitles. A brief but wide-ranging exploration of what a successful transition takes and how to achieve it.
Video. The transition to university is major, major change, right? And, autistic people, we often thrive on predictability. It’s really valuable to spend some time exploring the physical environment of a university campus before you start.
Video Interview. Founding the Coalition for Autism Support at Tufts (CAST) created a sense of community that…I thought I would never have.