Editorial Board Member Arianne Garcia and college student Rem discuss some of the challenges and barriers to autistic student success, as well as how to deal with shutdowns on campus: what they might feel like, what might trigger them, how students can address them, and how teachers and instructors can best support students who are struggling with a shutdown.Download transcript, Arianne Garcia and Rem: Managing Limitations and Avoiding Shutdowns on Campus
- For more STS resources on flexible teaching and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), look here: Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Supporting All STEM College Learners, UDL and Teaching STEM: Ideas for Group Work and Rules About Technology in the Classroom: A Barrier for Students With Disabilities?
- For study skills and executive functioning material, try these posts: On Using “Get Ready, Do, Done”: A Model to Support Executive Functioning for Autistic Students, The Ultimate College Guide: Lists, Schedules, and Calendars for Autistic Students, and Mental, Physical, and Emotional Well-being.
- For considerations about disclosure, look here: Five Reasons to Self-Disclose Your Autism When Going to College and Problem-Focused Coping: Autism and Preparing for Graduate School in Research Fields.
Learn more about the National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities / Coalición Nacional para Latinxs con Discapacidades (CNLD) here.
Arianne Garcia is a Hispanic writer, activist, artist, and autism advocate. She was diagnosed at 25 with ADHD and autism. Unsatisfied with just educating herself, Arianne set up her own website to help others navigate the tricky communication bridge between autistic and neurotypical thinking and speaking. Arianne has written on numerous autism topics, such as Hispanics and autism diagnosis rates, hiring autistic people, suicidal ideation in autistic adults, amongst other things. Arianne‘s stress therapy includes sensory aides, music, and playing with Legos. Interested in her work? Visit her website: www.arianneswork.com
Rem is an autistic student in his second year of college.