When students receive peer support, they are much less likely to feel isolated and marginalized. Judy Goldstein discusses ways peer mentoring groups help autistic students thrive.
The keys to starting your organization will be motivation, a specific focus, and patience with the logistics necessary to getting it running.
Patrick Dwyer has an organizational secret to share that’s “so well hidden, concealed so elegantly, that even many neurotypicals are unaware of it.”
Answer questions about the syllabus. Use unambiguous language. Julia Leverone shares simple supports that autistic students can ask their professors for.
Dr. Julia Leverone demystifies the process of talking to college professors for autistic students and explains why it can be helpful to approach them.
STEM grad student Patrick Dwyer on being autistic and registering for classes. We don’t want to say this is THE definitive class registration post, but it’s pretty definitive.
Only you can say whether you are upset by any of these common sensory challenges, and whether there are stimuli that distress you that I haven’t listed here. You can hardly develop coping strategies if you’re not sure what you’re coping with!
Our very wise (and funny) contributor Patrick Dwyer has pondered the value of jobs and volunteer experience for autistic students: prepare to be illuminated
I’ll do my best to introduce the problem and provide a sort of vocabulary and framework that we can use to help understand our own sensory experiences.
How joining autism-specific student groups can enhance your college experience, helping you make friends, build skills, and develop academic connections.