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Based on the film, AUTISM GOES TO COLLEGE, this website is filled with content to help you deal with going to college: how to choose a college, how to get help, and how to help yourself.

Based on the film, AUTISM GOES TO COLLEGE, this website is filled with content to help you deal with going to college: how to choose a college, how to get help, and how to help yourself.

Based on the film, AUTISM GOES TO COLLEGE, this website is filled with content to help you deal with going to college: how to choose a college, how to get help, and how to help yourself.

college life

college life

“Unless you’re very desperate, don’t door dash—especially in a college town. Just go out and get the food if you need it. It’s good exercise.”

“Unless you’re very desperate, don’t door dash—especially in a college town. Just go out and get the food if you need it. It’s good exercise.”

—Tony 

—Tony 

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5 ways to make dorm life more comfortable

5 ways to make dorm life more comfortable

5 ways to make dorm life more comfortable

by Aniella F.

by Aniella F.

by Aniella F.

When I went to college, one aspect I didn't give much thought to was my living situation. Ultimately chose a school where it was too complex to commute, so I decided to live at school…

When I went to college, one aspect I didn't give much thought to was my living situation. Ultimately chose a school where it was too complex to commute, so I decided to live at school…

When I went to college, one aspect I didn't give much thought to was my living situation. Ultimately chose a school where it was too complex to commute, so I decided to live at school…

“The fact of the matter is that I wasn’t getting any younger, and I realized that if I wanted to spread my wings and fly, to live by myself, I needed a driver’s license. So I decided that well now is the perfect time for me to do my driver’s license.”

“The fact of the matter is that I wasn’t getting any younger, and I realized that if I wanted to spread my wings and fly, to live by myself, I needed a driver’s license. So I decided that well now is the perfect time for me to do my driver’s license.”

—Jonathan 

—Jonathan 

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jonathan's STORY

jonathan's STORY

jonathan's STORY

PART two:

PART two:

PART two:

peer mentor & off-campus life

peer mentor & off-campus life

peer mentor & off-campus life

Jonathan meets with his peer mentor through the Life Project & takes an excursion off campus.

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PODCAST EPISODE 7:

inclusive college opportunities

Many colleges and universities are opening up more offerings for students on the spectrum who are seeking a college experience without pursuing a degree. These certificate programs are often a good fit for students who are curious about a range of subjects, seek social settings, and want to gain independent living skills but may have intellectual disabilities or other challenges. In this episode, we hear from Charlie who is a student at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Jessica Keefhaver who runs the Path to Independence project there.

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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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slow and steady towards a 4-year degree

Caroline spent a little over 8 years at community college. She wanted to pass her classes without feeling overwhelmed, and, she did it. Then she transferred to Cal State Fullerton and earned her B.S. in Health Science after four more years. Finding the right major and career path was a process that might seem too slow to some students (and their parents) but Caroline was determined to make her own choices along the way, and she has no regrets. As a self-advocate, she joined the Cal State Fullerton Student Disability Advisory Committee to make sure all neurodiverse students are supported, and feel empowered to make college life choices.

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4 tips for transitioning from a junior college to a university

4 tips for transitioning from a junior college to a university

4 tips for transitioning from a junior college to a university

by Jasmine

by Jasmine

by Jasmine

Maybe you lack the confidence to take the next step. I have been there, but I did it, and so can you!

Maybe you lack the confidence to take the next step. I have been there, but I did it, and so can you!

Maybe you lack the confidence to take the next step. I have been there, but I did it, and so can you!

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college during covid

Jasmine Board is a junior at UC Riverside. She was on campus for a quarter when COVID hit, but she says it turns out online school is great for her. She doesn’t need a note taker now because she can listen to the posted lectures at any speed she wants, as many times as she wants. Jasmine also talks about wishing she hadn’t hesitated to transfer to a four year university, finding her passion in the environmental sciences, making friends, and more: being selected for a NASA internship, her job, her boyfriend, and mountain biking.

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ASK ME ANYTHING!

ASK ME ANYTHING!

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WE JUST WON A GOLD 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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THE PODCAST SERIES

See the full list of episodes of our Anthem Award-winning Podcast here.

EPISODE 9: WHEN PROFESSORS ARE HELPFUL, IT REALLY HELPS

In this episode, Caroline talks with one of her professors at Cal State Fullerton, JudelMay Enriquez, about the ways they worked together.

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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.