Resources for autistic students / students on the autism spectrum transitioning from high school to college, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields
Helen Rottier is a graduate student in disability studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her identity as an autistic/disabled scientist fuels her work in dismantling academic ableism, supporting autistic postsecondary students, and reimagining academic spaces that celebrate neurodiversity. Helen is the student coordinator of Chicago Autism Spectrum People in Education (ASPiE) (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChicagoASPiE/) and the director of Access STEM Chicago (bit.ly/registerASC). She is an alum of Illinois LEND (https://www.illinoislend.org/) and ASAN Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) (https://autisticadvocacy.org/projects/education/aci/). She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and gender/women’s studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Go Badgers!). You can follow Helen’s work on her blog (helenrottier.wordpress.com) and on Twitter (@helenrottier).