May 2 - Presenting Cutting-Edge Research and Best Practices for Young Adults with Autism, Learning Differences and ADHD

College Autism Spectrum: Providing support for students on the autism spectrum and the schools and colleges they attend

Providing college-level support and training
for students, parents, & professionals
involved with the autism spectrum community



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    The increasing numbers of students on the autism spectrum entering post-secondary education present higher education institutions with challenges previously not at issue. Impacts outside of the academic realm cause DS providers to consider the reasonableness of accommodations. Academic and student affairs offices are sometimes faced with behavior management and conduct issues, sensory and stress management issues. Students with autism spectrum disorders sometimes do not disclose until there is a problem: therefore pro-active, campus wide training and awareness is critical for a successful interface between the institution and student. A major thrust of our work is providing training to professional staff and faculty on campus. Based on each college's unique environment, we provide:

    • Individualized, advanced training for college campus personnel:
    • Disability providers, administrators, academic and student affairs offices
    • Modules on how to work with students with AS on college campuses
    • Education on developing accommodations and support services
    • Understanding academic and non-academic issues for students on the spectrum
    • Assistance in working with challenging behaviors
    • Understanding how to work with parents of students with AS
    • Implementation of program: Strategic Education for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Thierfeld Brown, Wolf 2003)


    The Village Voice: With Autism Diagnoses on the Rise, New York universities Offer Students Help
    "With Autism Diagnoses on the Rise, New York universities Offer Students Help" : Dr. Jane Brown interviewed by The Village Voice. [LINK]

    Autistic, And College-Bound on Vermont Edition of NPR
    "Autistic, And College-Bound" : Dr. Jane Brown interviewed on Vermont Edition of NPR. [LINK]

    CBS News story on Autism awareness: College programs for students on the spectrum
    Dr. Jane Brown talks with CBS News on "Autism awareness: College programs for students on the spectrum." [LINK]

    USA Today College : Autistic college students navigate the hidden curriculum
    "Autistic college students navigate the hidden curriculum" : College Autism Spectrum's Jane Brown talks with USA Today...
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    NPR - All Things Considered
    College Autism Spectrum featured in NPR's All Things Considered on-air segment. Read more and listen to the story...
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