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Families

Welcome to Stairway to STEM, where you’ll find resources for parents of autistic students who are transitioning from high school to college and interested in entering STEM fields. Our contributors are tackling everything from steps you can take with your student during their junior and senior years of high school to prepare for college, to encouraging self-efficacy, supporting and developing your student’s self-advocacy skills, dealing with parental or student anxiety, knowing what to expect from campus environments, building interdependence, and much more.

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