Should You Disclose a Disability When Applying to College?

Should You Disclose a Disability When Applying to College?

Students with disabilities often wonder whether to discuss their diagnoses on college applications. It’s a great question, and a very personal decision. In general, there’s no reason to assume that disclosure will either help or hurt a student’s...
7 Things Students with Disabilities Should Do When Starting College

7 Things Students with Disabilities Should Do When Starting College

Students with disabilities may have tremendous potential as well as exceptional needs. But to fulfill that potential in college, they need to be sufficiently prepared, because the transition from high school involves a huge increase in independence. Here are seven key...
Practical Tips for Working with Young Women On the Autism Spectrum

Practical Tips for Working with Young Women On the Autism Spectrum

With Greta Thunberg being chosen as Time’s 2019 Person of the Year, young women on the spectrum are gaining greater visibility. And as children are increasingly being diagnosed with autism, IECs are likely to encounter more students on the spectrum in their caseloads....
College Readiness and Transition for Students on the Autism Spectrum

College Readiness and Transition for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Elena was looking forward to studying marine biology at a liberal arts college. Midway through her first semester she became overwhelmed by the social and academic demands, stopped attending class and moved back home in a state of depression. The only job she has held...