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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...
7 Secrets to Seeking Learning Disability Services in College

7 Secrets to Seeking Learning Disability Services in College

Disability services work very differently in college than they do in high school—one of the key differences being that students, not staff or parents, are responsible for self-advocating for their needs. Before you head off to college, here are the key things to know...
What Questions Should I Ask the Student Disabilities Office?

What Questions Should I Ask the Student Disabilities Office?

If you’ll be seeking accommodations or support services for a disability or learning differences in college, it pays to research in advance what will be available at each school on your list. Here are some key questions to ask the disability staff at the colleges...
Autism and the Transition to College

Autism and the Transition to College

Making the transition to college is a big step for most students. For individuals on the autism spectrum, it can be even more daunting since college campuses and many traditions weren’t designed with these particular students in mind. The challenges for autistic...