For many autistic and neurotypical students, college presents a depth of challenges, course material, and independence that they likely haven’t had much experience with before. UDL can support instruction and student growth.
If we ban technology, we are hurting some of the most vulnerable students and infringing on their rights to access accommodations.
I can’t overstate this enough: the most important part of graduate school is finding nice people, having a kind, supportive mentor, and having peers who support each other.
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.
Faculty, ask questions and seek to understand the accommodations process to help dispel misconceptions about unfair advantages for students receiving accommodations.
Quick tips for instructors and students about supporting neurodivergent students in the college classroom.
Video interview. If you’ve already watched our brief videos on what UDL is, how to implement it, and tips for group work, this one can direct you to further resources.
“This is the most fundamental lesson in founding an autistic student club: you are not alone”: college support group founder Justin Robbins.