College Student Housing: Answers for Autistic Students

STEM grad student and autistic advocate Patrick Dwyer speaks with UC Davis’s Case Manager for Medical Accommodations at the Student Housing Administration. Insight on tours of residential areas, single rooms, accommodations, challenges with roommates, sensory considerations, and timelines. Thanks to Patrick and Samira for such a great overview!

If you have questions or comments, please let us know. For more videos from Patrick, check out Autistic and Transitioning to College? What Students and Families Need to Know and Assistive Tech to Support Autistic Students in the Classroom.

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Patrick is an autistic graduate student in the psychology department at UC Davis with a broad interest in helping to ensure that autistic and neurodivergent people can lead fulfilling lives. He plans to use eye-tracking and electrophysiology to explore the heterogeneity of the autism spectrum and different phenotypes of autism, and is particularly interested in studying sensory processing and sensory sensitivities in autism. He has also facilitated peer-support groups for other autistic college students. You can find more of Patrick’s writing on his blog at autisticscholar.com.

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