“This important film is heartfelt and necessary. As more and more students with autism arrive at college, we need to see how they do it, and how we could do better for them.” – Dr Ricki Robinson, Autism Solutions

“This important film is heartfelt and necessary. As more and more students with autism arrive at college, we need to see how they do it, and how we could do better for them.” – Dr Ricki Robinson, Autism Solutions

Meet Guillermo, Jasmine, Caroline, Jonathan and Aniella  – five students on the spectrum take us on campus and into their lives to see how they’re doing college.

Every fall, more and more students on the spectrum who are capable of academic work at the college level go off to college. Getting in is often easy enough, but navigating college on the spectrum can be challenging in many ways. So students are figuring it out by doing it.

From deciding which school will be the best fit, to interactions with professors and peers, facing roommate situations, handling money, homesickness, finding work, overcoming setbacks, staying on track to graduate– these students come up against aspects of college life students typically encounter.

Autism Goes to College is a first of it’s kind film, packed with honest insights for student, parents and educators offering an eye-opening look at what a growing number of neurodiverse students are bringing to campus.

Screenings: Autism Goes To College

During this time of unprecedented change, the Autism Goes to College Team invites you to attend a virtual film screening. The event will be held on

Thursday, April 23rd at 4pm (PST) / 7pm (EST) via Facebook Live

Please join us by visiting our Facebook page on the event day and time:

www.facebook.com/AutismGoestoCollege

University of Massachusetts Amherst, College of Education

Monday, February 10, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Fucolo Hall, New Carney Family Auditorium
813 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Register here.

UMFS Charterhouse School, Courage to Succeed

Saturday, February 15, 2020 — 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Charterhouse School Auditorium
3900 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23221

For more information, contact Kelly Magee at kmagee@umfs.org.

Brookline Special Education, Parent Advisory Council 

Thursday, March 5, 2020 — 6:00-8:00 PM

SXSW EDU Festival & Conference (Austin)

Thursday March 12, 1:30pm

Defiance College 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 — 7:00 PM

Fremont Unified School District

Tuesday, April 21, 6:30 PM in Sunnyvale, CA

Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center

Date TBA in Phoenix, AZ

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