UDL is a framework for designing based on three broad principles tied to how our brain functions in terms of networks.
Alternative Grading Can Support HS Students on the Spectrum Who Want to Pursue STEM in College
What advantages are there to adjusting the traditional grading system and working on something more specific to an individual student?
Autism, STEM, and Universal Design: Support Student Difference
Video interview. Having your syllabus state that you support students with disabilities is just one way to create inclusivity and demonstrate your support for all students.
A Guide for Autistic Students: World Mental Health Day 2018, Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World
Young people on the spectrum often feel increased judgement and pressure to fit in with their [neurotypical] peers…We need more awareness of the mental health issues many young people on the spectrum may face.
Autistic Sensory Sensitivity on Campus, Part Four: Coping Strategies
Sometimes it’s not possible to avoid a sensation. When you’re exposed to a distressing stimulus, try to breathe slowly and deeply.
Five Tips for Autistic Students: How and When to Meet With a Professor
Always be respectful and professional when corresponding with a professor or course instructor. Using “Dear” to begin emails, using the professor’s last name (i.e. Professor Brown), and signing off with a “Thank you,” or “Sincerely” goes a long way!
How Autistic Students Can Start Campus Clubs to Develop Friendships and Support Networks
The keys to starting your organization will be motivation, a specific focus, and patience with the logistics necessary to getting it running.
Connecting to Services: Support for Your Student With a Diagnosis of Autism
Contributor Thad Campbell and social worker Matthew Morse discuss how parents of aspiring college STEM students can secure valuable HS services for them
Autistic Students Can Ask College Professors For These Supports
Answer questions about the syllabus. Use unambiguous language. Julia Leverone shares simple supports that autistic students can ask their professors for.
Interview With the Creator of “The Network”: a Social Networking Program for Young Adults on the Spectrum
How joining autism-specific student groups can enhance your college experience, helping you make friends, build skills, and develop academic connections.