For many autistic and neurotypical students, college presents a depth of challenges, course material, and independence that they likely haven’t had much experience with before. UDL can support instruction and student growth.
If we ban technology, we are hurting some of the most vulnerable students and infringing on their rights to access accommodations.
To me, “honors” is about the quality of your work, the quality of your thinking. It’s not about whether you can do this full time.
What you do during class is, in the long term, far more important than any exam or any homework you ever have. Most courses have a lecture component, but even in earlier courses professors will encourage discussion about key concepts.
UDL is a framework for designing based on three broad principles tied to how our brain functions in terms of networks.
Answer questions about the syllabus. Use unambiguous language. Julia Leverone shares simple supports that autistic students can ask their professors for.
Consider the syllabus a mini-rule book. These documents can be upwards of seven or eight pages (yikes!), but Katie Matthews helps students sort it all out.