Autistic college students can ask their professors for supports. If you’ve watched Dr. Leverone’s STS video about demystifying interactions with your professor in office hours, you may be ready to speak with your instructor or professor. Talk to them about specific actions they can take to improve the classroom experience.
Additionally, you may want to visit the Disabilities Services Office (DSO) for formal accommodations. Diagnosed disabled students are legally entitled to accommodations and supports. If you don’t have a diagnosis, let this video support your self-advocacy. Talking directly to professors so that they understand your needs can have big payoffs in your classroom experience.
If you’re feeling nervous, it’s important to keep in mind that the supports you’re asking for are likely to benefit all of the students in the class. So go in feeling confident, ready to share, and open to dialogue.
We also have a useful template for approaching your college instructors here.
Building academic relationships with your professors can enhance your learning experience and set the foundation for future academic success. You can learn more about accommodations, best practices for college instruction, and interacting with your instructors from our savvy contributors. Read on!
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