Editorial Board Member Claire Barnett and her college friends talk about being autistic as well as being friends with students …
Video overview of college student housing with STEM grad student Patrick Dwyer. Noise, room accommodations, issues with roommates, and more.
I can’t overstate this enough: the most important part of graduate school is finding nice people, having a kind, supportive mentor, and having peers who support each other.
I think it’s interesting, and a bit startling, to realize just how much inter-individual variability there probably is in the human sense of taste.
Video. The transition to university is major, major change, right? And, autistic people, we often thrive on predictability. It’s really valuable to spend some time exploring the physical environment of a university campus before you start.
Sometimes it’s not possible to avoid a sensation. When you’re exposed to a distressing stimulus, try to breathe slowly and deeply.
Only you can say whether you are upset by any of these common sensory challenges, and whether there are stimuli that distress you that I haven’t listed here. You can hardly develop coping strategies if you’re not sure what you’re coping with!
I’ll do my best to introduce the problem and provide a sort of vocabulary and framework that we can use to help understand our own sensory experiences.