“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
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
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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
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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Five students on the autism spectrum take us into their lives as they do college.