autism goes to college

“You don’t have to go into college knowing exactly what you want to do for the rest of your life. It’s pretty flexible. So, just go in with an idea that you want to better yourself, and learn.”

—Jasmine

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autism goes to college

“You don’t have to go into college knowing exactly what you want to do for the rest of your life. It’s pretty flexible. So, just go in with an idea that you want to better yourself, and learn.”

—Jasmine

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Poster for the documentary film Autism Goes To College, that follows five students on the autism spectrum.

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jasmine's STORY

jasmine's STORY

jasmine's STORY

PART one:

PART one:

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meet jasmine

meet jasmine

meet jasmine

Meet Jasmine, in her second year at a community college, hoping to make the leap to a four year university.

Meet Jasmine, in her second year at a community college, hoping to make the leap to a four year university.

Meet Jasmine, in her second year at a community college, hoping to make the leap to a four year university.

college living

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how to come out of your shell and make friends in college

how to come out of your shell and make friends in college

how to come out of your shell and make friends in college

by Guillermo

by Guillermo

by Guillermo

The road to making friends is not easy. Trust me, I know. Every person back in high school told me again and again that college is the last step. The final boss. Bowser's last gambit before you save Peach and get her cake. But that's not how real life works…

The road to making friends is not easy. Trust me, I know. Every person back in high school told me again and again that college is the last step. The final boss. Bowser's last gambit before you save Peach and get her cake. But that's not how real life works…

The road to making friends is not easy. Trust me, I know. Every person back in high school told me again and again that college is the last step. The final boss. Bowser's last gambit before you save Peach and get her cake. But that's not how real life works…

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more neurodiverse students means big test for colleges

more neurodiverse students means big test for colleges

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As more and more neurodiverse students enter college, it’s up to universities to figure out how to accommodate and educate all students. This video gives an overview of the issue.

As more and more neurodiverse students enter college, it’s up to universities to figure out how to accommodate and educate all students. This video gives an overview of the issue.

This innovative online course is designed to help educators support neurodivergent students in college classrooms. The program provides a comprehensive training that equips faculty with a deep understanding of the unique needs and strengths of neurodivergent learners, as well as practical strategies for creating an inclusive learning environment that promotes student success.

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PODCAST EPISODE 32:

What kind of supports should you seek? Accommodations? An OT? Both?

What kind of supports should you seek? Accommodations? An OT? Both?

Bryson's taking his talents to CTC

Career Training Centers offer students on the spectrum experiential learning in ways that can prepare them for college or work. At Miller CTC in Los Angeles, high school graduates or students with a GED can explore training in everything from auto detailing and repair to professional baking and food service, retail, landscaping, and even media arts - including behind-the-camera work and digital editing. Bryson is in his second year at Miller, an LAUSD public school, where he says the programs are excellent, the social opportunities have been extremely beneficial and he's already enrolled in one class at Pierce College, with the goal of transferring there next year. Bryson talks about his experience, along with one of his teachers Cindy McGee, who explains the range of what the school and Miller community has to offer to students on the spectrum looking for their next step.

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“I suggest go for it.

Push forward. I took 3–5 classes per semester, just to get a full understanding of all the various subjects I would learn, one semester at a time…”

—Jonathan

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It is estimated that 2% of US college students have autism. With a combined 20 million public and private college students nationwide, it is estimated that over 400,000 students attending college in the US have autism. That number is steadily rising.

It is estimated that 2% of US college students have autism. With a combined 20 million public and private college students nationwide, it is estimated that over 400,000 students attending college in the US have autism. That number is steadily rising.

It is estimated that 2% of US college students have autism. With a combined 20 million public and private college students nationwide, it is estimated that over 400,000 students attending college in the US have autism. That number is steadily rising.

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we won the anthem award

we won the anthem award

we won the anthem award

The Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences has awarded us a gold medal for diversity, equity & inclusion. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. The Anthem Awards is a division of the Webbys for cause-focused content.

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5 WAYS I USED MY GAP YEAR TO MY ADVANTAGE

By Dominic Zullo

My gap year and preparation for college were similar to a band preparing for a show.

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Why “college living experience” is the right first step for me

Why “college living experience” is the right first step for me

Why “college living experience” is the right first step for me

by Eva Fetherman

by Eva Fetherman

by Eva Fetherman

I know that if I want to become a real actress I will need to have independence from my parents. Right now I live in Los Angeles with my family and I know that being away from home will be hard at first.

I know that if I want to become a real actress I will need to have independence from my parents. Right now I live in Los Angeles with my family and I know that being away from home will be hard at first.

I know that if I want to become a real actress I will need to have independence from my parents. Right now I live in Los Angeles with my family and I know that being away from home will be hard at first.

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FROM FRIGHTENED FRESHMAN TO AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER—How getting help opened up my world

FROM FRIGHTENED FRESHMAN TO AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER—How getting help opened up my world

FROM FRIGHTENED FRESHMAN TO AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER—How getting help opened up my world

by Joshua Pitney

by Joshua Pitney

by Joshua Pitney

I was surprised when my parents finally told me I was autistic since I had little understanding of what autism was…

I was surprised when my parents finally told me I was autistic since I had little understanding of what autism was…

I was surprised when my parents finally told me I was autistic since I had little understanding of what autism was…

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meet maria from student services

meet maria from student services

meet maria from disabled student services

As Associate Director of the UC Riverside Disabled Student Services office, Maria describes how they get ‘down in the trenches’ with disabled students, helping them with all facets of college life.

As Associate Director of the UC Riverside Disabled Student Services office, Maria describes how they get ‘down in the trenches’ with disabled students, helping them with all facets of college life.

As Associate Director of the UC Riverside Disabled Student Services office, Maria describes how they get ‘down in the trenches’ with disabled students, helping them with all facets of college life.

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PROFESSOR SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

PROFESSOR SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

PROFESSOR SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

aubry Mintz, Cal State Long Beach

aubry Mintz, Cal State Long Beach

aubry Mintz, Cal State Long Beach

Professor of Animation and Department Chair Aubry Mintz talks about how colleges could better prepare faculty for supporting students on the spectrum

Professor of Animation and Department Chair Aubry Mintz talks about how colleges could better prepare faculty for supporting students on the spectrum

Professor of Animation and Department Chair Aubry Mintz talks about how colleges could better prepare faculty for supporting students on the spectrum

student stories

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OFF THEY GO!

All five students look to their futures, as college grads, ready to make their mark.

see the film 

Poster for the documentary film Autism Goes To College, that follows five students on the autism spectrum.

the podcast series

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River eating an apple

PODCAST EPISODE 32:

Bryson's taking his talents to CTC

Career Training Centers offer students on the spectrum experiential learning in ways that can prepare them for college or work. At Miller CTC in Los Angeles, high school graduates or students with a GED can explore training in everything from auto detailing and repair to professional baking and food service, retail, landscaping, and even media arts - including behind-the-camera work and digital editing. Bryson is in his second year at Miller, an LAUSD public school, where he says the programs are excellent, the social opportunities have been extremely beneficial and he's already enrolled in one class at Pierce College, with the goal of transferring there next year. Bryson talks about his experience, along with one of his teachers Cindy McGee, who explains the range of what the school and Miller community has to offer to students on the spectrum looking for their next step.

00:00 / 00:00

the blog

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FROM FRIGHTENED FRESHMAN TO AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER—How getting help opened up my world

FROM FRIGHTENED FRESHMAN TO AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER—How getting help opened up my world

FROM FRIGHTENED FRESHMAN TO AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER—How getting help opened up my world

by Joshua Pitney

by Joshua Pitney

by Joshua Pitney

I was surprised when my parents finally told me I was autistic since I had little understanding of what autism was…

I was surprised when my parents finally told me I was autistic since I had little understanding of what autism was…

I was surprised when my parents finally told me I was autistic since I had little understanding of what autism was…

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Why “college living experience” is the right first step for me

Why “college living experience” is the right first step for me

Why “college living experience” is the right first step for me

by Eva Fetherman

by Eva Fetherman

by Eva Fetherman

I know that if I want to become a real actress I will need to have independence from my parents. Right now I live in Los Angeles with my family and I know that being away from home will be hard at first.

I know that if I want to become a real actress I will need to have independence from my parents. Right now I live in Los Angeles with my family and I know that being away from home will be hard at first.

I know that if I want to become a real actress I will need to have independence from my parents. Right now I live in Los Angeles with my family and I know that being away from home will be hard at first.

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diagnosis disclosure:
courage and consequences

diagnosis disclosure:
courage and consequences

diagnosis disclosure:
courage and consequences

by Dr. Jan Blacher, Ph.D.

by Dr. Jan Blacher, Ph.D.

by Dr. Jan Blacher, Ph.D.

Many students on the spectrum struggle with the disclosure question, espeially when completing college applications. Here’s my take:

Many students on the spectrum struggle with the disclosure question, espeially when completing college applications. Here’s my take:

Many students on the spectrum struggle with the disclosure question, espeially when completing college applications. Here’s my take:

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choosing a college

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jasmine's STORY

jasmine's STORY

jasmine's STORY

PART one:

PART one:

PART one:

meet jasmine

meet jasmine

meet jasmine

Meet Jasmine, in her second year at a community college, hoping to make the leap to a four year university.

Meet Jasmine, in her second year at a community college, hoping to make the leap to a four year university.

Meet Jasmine, in her second year at a community college, hoping to make the leap to a four year university.

college living

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READ

READ

READ

how to come out of your shell and make friends in college

how to come out of your shell and make friends in college

how to come out of your shell and make friends in college

by Guillermo

by Guillermo

by Guillermo

The road to making friends is not easy. Trust me, I know. Every person back in high school told me again and again that college is the last step. The final boss. Bowser's last gambit before you save Peach and get her cake. But that's not how real life works…

The road to making friends is not easy. Trust me, I know. Every person back in high school told me again and again that college is the last step. The final boss. Bowser's last gambit before you save Peach and get her cake. But that's not how real life works…

The road to making friends is not easy. Trust me, I know. Every person back in high school told me again and again that college is the last step. The final boss. Bowser's last gambit before you save Peach and get her cake. But that's not how real life works…

for professors

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WATCH

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LEARN

Neuroprep self-paced course

Neuroprep self-paced course

Neuroprep self-paced course

This innovative online course is designed to help educators support neurodivergent students in college classrooms. The program provides a comprehensive training that equips faculty with a deep understanding of the unique needs and strengths of neurodivergent learners, as well as practical strategies for creating an inclusive learning environment that promotes student success.

This innovative online course is designed to help educators support neurodivergent students in college classrooms. The program provides a comprehensive training that equips faculty with a deep understanding of the unique needs and strengths of neurodivergent learners, as well as practical strategies for creating an inclusive learning environment that promotes student success.

This innovative online course is designed to help educators support neurodivergent students in college classrooms. The program provides a comprehensive training that equips faculty with a deep understanding of the unique needs and strengths of neurodivergent learners, as well as practical strategies for creating an inclusive learning environment that promotes student success.

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It is estimated that 2% of US college students have autism. With a combined 20 million public and private college students nationwide, it is estimated that over 400,000 students attending college in the US have autism. That number is steadily rising.

It is estimated that 2% of US college students have autism. With a combined 20 million public and private college students nationwide, it is estimated that over 400,000 students attending college in the US have autism. That number is steadily rising.

It is estimated that 2% of US college students have autism. With a combined 20 million public and private college students nationwide, it is estimated that over 400,000 students attending college in the US have autism. That number is steadily rising.

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“I suggest go for it. Push forward. I took 3–5 classes per semester, just to get a full understanding of all the various subjects I would learn, one semester at a time…”

“I suggest go for it. Push forward. I took 3–5 classes per semester, just to get a full understanding of all the various subjects I would learn, one semester at a time…”

“I suggest go for it. Push forward. I took 3–5 classes per semester, just to get a full understanding of all the various subjects I would learn, one semester at a time…”

—Jonathan

—Jonathan

—Jonathan

student stories

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OFF THEY GO!

All five students look to their futures, as college grads, ready to make their mark.

getting help

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WATCH

WATCH

WATCH

PlayPlay

meet maria from student services

meet maria from student services

meet maria from disabled student services

As Associate Director of the UC Riverside Disabled Student Services office, Maria describes how they get ‘down in the trenches’ with disabled students, helping them with all facets of college life.

As Associate Director of the UC Riverside Disabled Student Services office, Maria describes how they get ‘down in the trenches’ with disabled students, helping them with all facets of college life.

As Associate Director of the UC Riverside Disabled Student Services office, Maria describes how they get ‘down in the trenches’ with disabled students, helping them with all facets of college life.

interviews

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PROFESSOR SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

PROFESSOR SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

PROFESSOR SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

Aurby Mintz, Cal State Long Beach

Aurby Mintz, Cal State Long Beach

Aurby Mintz, Cal State Long Beach

Professor of Animation and Department Chair Aubry Mintz talks about how colleges could better prepare faculty for supporting students on the spectrum

Professor of Animation and Department Chair Aubry Mintz talks about how colleges could better prepare faculty for supporting students on the spectrum

Professor of Animation and Department Chair Aubry Mintz talks about how colleges could better prepare faculty for supporting students on the spectrum

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we won the anthem award

we won the anthem award

we won the anthem award

The Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences has awarded us a gold medal for diversity, equity & inclusion. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. The Anthem Awards is a division of the Webbys for cause-focused content.