Should you disclose your autism in college? STEM graduate Justin Robbins shares the pros and cons based on his college experience.
“This is the most fundamental lesson in founding an autistic student club: you are not alone”: college support group founder Justin Robbins.
The most effective coping mechanism I had was to sit somewhat off-center to avoid the loudest section of the lecture hall.
What you do during class is, in the long term, far more important than any exam or any homework you ever have. Most courses have a lecture component, but even in earlier courses professors will encourage discussion about key concepts.
Video Interview. Founding the Coalition for Autism Support at Tufts (CAST) created a sense of community that…I thought I would never have.
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.
Not only were there more people who shared a special interest with me, but the ones who didn’t thought no less of me for having them. In fact, they thought it was interesting, because they had interests of their own, and we had a shared experience that way, autism or not.
Special interests are your Marauder’s Map, your hyperdrive, and your superpower. Let’s dive into how they work.
Autism advocate Justin Robbins makes an impassioned case for a positive view of autistic experience and points out how autistic strengths can fit with STEM fields
Justin Robbins’s blog about living with a roommate in college and being autistic has tons of great advice and perspective–bring on that roommate survey!