Sam Johnston is Director of Postsecondary & Workforce Development at the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and an expert on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL frameworks and pedagogy can help instructors incorporate teaching strategies that best serve autistic and other neurodivergent students. In this series of interviews, Johnston talks with STS about what UDL is, how to implement it, why it’s a good pedagogical fit for teachers of autistic students, and where to learn more about UDL.
Reading our Autism 101 page for educators can further support your understanding of autistic students and how UDL can be a good fit for classroom variability. And let us know in the comments if you have questions about UDL.