Patrick Pontificates: On College, Autistic Students & Sleep
Patrick Pontificates: Against Perfectionism
An autistic STEM grad student on why perfectionism isn’t something that students who have autism should aim for in their college studies.
Jobs & Work-study: Key for Autistic STEM Students
Autism and work-study jobs. If you’re an autistic student, pursuing a work-study job can help you in the workforce transition.
An Introduction for Autistic Students: the Social Dynamics of College and University Classrooms
Social dynamics of college classrooms for autistic students. STEM grad student Patrick Dwyer gives an overview of how college differs from high school.
Campus Tour for Autistic Students
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.
Disability Services Offices (DSO) & Autism in College
Video interview. Patrick Dwyer and UC Davis Disability Specialist Dr. Joseph Spector discuss the role of Disability Services Offices on campuses.
College Student Housing: Answers for Autistic Students
Video overview of college student housing with STEM grad student Patrick Dwyer. Noise, room accommodations, issues with roommates, and more.
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.
Establishing an Autism Peer Support Community
However, before you despair and conclude that facilitating a peer-support group is not for you, please remember that things usually sound more complicated written out on paper than they are in practice!