Student Reflection: Transitioning from High School to College as an Autistic STEM Student

Autistic advocate and recent college grad Justin Robbins talks with STS about transitioning from high school to college, including choosing majors, differences between high school and college STEM classes, and founding the first autistic club at Tufts University.

If you have questions for Justin, let us know in the comments.
You can also find more of Justin’s work here and here. You might also like contributor Patrick Dwyer’s blog, Autistic Scholar.

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Justin Robbins is currently interning with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation in Florida, where he works in the Wildlife and Habitat Management Program. He is a recent graduate of Tufts University, having double majored in biology and history. In addition to being an advocate for other autistic people, he enjoys modern board games, great worldbuilding, and truly awful puns.

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  1. Insightful post. I think a sense of community on campus such as your club would have been helpful as and undergrad and even now. A lot of conferences and workshops involve social activities that are drinks and huge crowds and small talk and I tend to do best 1:1 or in small groups.

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