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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.

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“I will say that I have to show a lot more patience…and a lot of humor. I just have to be flexible and adapt to that. I could say ‘hey sit down during the lecture,’ and kill the flow, or I can just try to go with it, and see what happens.”

“I will say that I have to show a lot more patience…and a lot of humor. I just have to be flexible and adapt to that. I could say ‘hey sit down during the lecture,’ and kill the flow, or I can just try to go with it, and see what happens.”

—Professor Aubry Mintz

—Professor Aubry Mintz

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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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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

Alex Plank, Graduate, George Mason University

Alex Plank, Graduate, George Mason University

Alex Plank, Graduate, George Mason University

Alex Plank, Graduate, George Mason University

Alex Plank, Graduate, George Mason University

Alex Plank, Graduate, George Mason University

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PARENT SPOTLIGHT

PARENT SPOTLIGHT

PARENT SPOTLIGHT

margo board

margo board

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Interview with Jasmine's Mom

Interview with Jasmine's Mom

Interview with Jasmine's Mom

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adalicia flores

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parent spotlight:

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part one

part one

part one

From teaching her son how to speak, to getting him college ready; one mom discusses how hard it is to let go, and her hopes for the future.

From teaching her son how to speak, to getting him college ready; one mom discusses how hard it is to let go, and her hopes for the future.

From teaching her son how to speak, to getting him college ready; one mom discusses how hard it is to let go, and her hopes for the future.

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part two

part two

part two

From teaching her son how to speak, to getting him college ready; one mom discusses how hard it is to let go, and her hopes for the future.

From teaching her son how to speak, to getting him college ready; one mom discusses how hard it is to let go, and her hopes for the future.

From teaching her son how to speak, to getting him college ready; one mom discusses how hard it is to let go, and her hopes for the future.

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PARENT SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

PARENT SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

PARENT SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

adalicia flores

adalicia flores

adalicia flores

part three

part three

part three

From teaching her son how to speak, to getting him college ready; one mom discusses how hard it is to let go, and her hopes for the future.

From teaching her son how to speak, to getting him college ready; one mom discusses how hard it is to let go, and her hopes for the future.

From teaching her son how to speak, to getting him college ready; one mom discusses how hard it is to let go, and her hopes for the future.

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diagnosis disclosure: courage & consequences

diagnosis disclosure: courage & consequences

diagnosis disclosure: courage & consequences

Dr. Jan Blacher, Ph.D.

Dr. Jan Blacher, Ph.D.

Dr. Jan Blacher, Ph.D.

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

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

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

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diagnosis disclosure: courage & consequences

diagnosis disclosure: courage & consequences

diagnosis disclosure: courage & consequences

Dr. Jan Blacher, Ph.D.

Dr. Jan Blacher, Ph.D.

Dr. Jan Blacher, Ph.D.

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

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

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

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adalicia flores

adalicia flores

parent spotlight:

adalicia flores

adalicia flores

adalicia flores

part one

part one

part one

From teaching her son how to speak, to getting him college ready; one mom discusses how hard it is to let go, and her hopes for the future.

From teaching her son how to speak, to getting him college ready; one mom discusses how hard it is to let go, and her hopes for the future.

From teaching her son how to speak, to getting him college ready; one mom discusses how hard it is to let go, and her hopes for the future.

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PODCAST 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. Caroline was struggling in a methods and research class. Even with accommodations, she found she got more support by visiting her professor during office hours to let her get to know her, and her learning style better. She also picked up strategies for keeping up in the course. They also discuss how professors can reach out to students on the spectrum who may benefit from academic support.

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jonathan's STORY

jonathan's STORY

jonathan's STORY

PART three:

PART three:

PART three:

aubry

aubry

aubry

Jonathan works with his professor, Aubry Mintz, who also shares what it’s like having Jonathan in his class.

Jonathan works with his professor, Aubry Mintz, who also shares what it’s like having Jonathan in his class.

Jonathan works with his professor, Aubry Mintz, who also shares what it’s like having Jonathan in his class.

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john elder robison

john elder robison

john elder robison

We sat down with John Elder Robison—disability scholar at William and Mary College, best-selling author of Look Me in the Eye, and a person with autism—to discuss why he thinks that changing schools to better accommodate neurodiverse students will improve the learning experience for all.

We sat down with John Elder Robison—disability scholar at William and Mary College, best-selling author of Look Me in the Eye, and a person with autism—to discuss why he thinks that changing schools to better accommodate neurodiverse students will improve the learning experience for all.

We sat down with John Elder Robison—disability scholar at William and Mary College, best-selling author of Look Me in the Eye, and a person with autism—to discuss why he thinks that changing schools to better accommodate neurodiverse students will improve the learning experience for all.

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john elder robison

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john elder robison

We sat down with John Elder Robison—disability scholar at William and Mary College, best-selling author of Look Me in the Eye, and a person with autism—to discuss why he thinks that changing schools to better accommodate neurodiverse students will improve the learning experience for all.

We sat down with John Elder Robison—disability scholar at William and Mary College, best-selling author of Look Me in the Eye, and a person with autism—to discuss why he thinks that changing schools to better accommodate neurodiverse students will improve the learning experience for all.

We sat down with John Elder Robison—disability scholar at William and Mary College, best-selling author of Look Me in the Eye, and a person with autism—to discuss why he thinks that changing schools to better accommodate neurodiverse students will improve the learning experience for all.

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PODCAST EPISODE 6:

choosing the right college

Choosing the right school can require lots of research, especially when you're on the Spectrum. It's not just finding a college with majors you are interested in, but also figuring out which schools have support services and programs that match your needs. Eric Endlich has created a huge database on his website that lays it all out. He also advises students privately in his college counseling business that he founded because he saw too many students on the spectrum going off to college and having a hard time. He thought he could help, and now he's switched his focus from psychotherapy to college admissions. Hear what he has to say about the range of options out there, and how to choose a college.

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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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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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a certificate, or a program?

a certificate, or a program?

a certificate, or a program?

what are you really looking for?

what are you really looking for?

what are you really looking for?

by Dr. Jessica Keefhaver, Ph.D.

by Dr. Jessica Keefhaver, Ph.D.

by Dr. Jessica Keefhaver, Ph.D.

Figuring out what your goals are and what you want to learn can help ou choose a program that's a good fit.

Figuring out what your goals are and what you want to learn can help ou choose a program that's a good fit.

Figuring out what your goals are and what you want to learn can help ou choose a program that's a good fit.

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a certificate, or a program?

a certificate, or a program?

a certificate, or a program?

what are you really looking for?

what are you really looking for?

what are you really looking for?

by Dr. Jessica Keefhaver, Ph.D.

by Dr. Jessica Keefhaver, Ph.D.

by Dr. Jessica Keefhaver, Ph.D.

Figuring out what your goals are and what you want to learn can help ou choose a program that's a good fit.

Figuring out what your goals are and what you want to learn can help ou choose a program that's a good fit.

Figuring out what your goals are and what you want to learn can help ou choose a program that's a good fit.

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managing college anxiety 101

managing college anxiety 101

managing college anxiety 101

by Dr. Eric Einlich, Ph.D.

by Dr. Eric Einlich, Ph.D.

by Dr. Eric Einlich, Ph.D.

While many families worry about college admissions, autistic high school students and their parents may face even higher levels of stress. In addition to the daily, ongoing anxiety that many autistic teens experience, they often have specific worries about transitioning to a new environment.

While many families worry about college admissions, autistic high school students and their parents may face even higher levels of stress. In addition to the daily, ongoing anxiety that many autistic teens experience, they often have specific worries about transitioning to a new environment.

While many families worry about college admissions, autistic high school students and their parents may face even higher levels of stress. In addition to the daily, ongoing anxiety that many autistic teens experience, they often have specific worries about transitioning to a new environment.

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meet ilene from life project

meet ilene from life project

meet ilene from life project

The head of the Life Project at Cal State Long Beach, and peer mentor to Jonathan, Ilene is on the leading edge of efforts to better accommodate autistic students at college.

The head of the Life Project at Cal State Long Beach, and peer mentor to Jonathan, Ilene is on the leading edge of efforts to better accommodate autistic students at college.

The head of the Life Project at Cal State Long Beach, and peer mentor to Jonathan, Ilene is on the leading edge of efforts to better accommodate autistic students at college.

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meet ilene from project life

meet ilene from project life

meet ilene from project life

The head of the Project Life at Cal State Long Beach, and peer mentor to Jonathan, Ilene is on the leading edge of efforts to better accommodate autistic students at college.

The head of the Project Life at Cal State Long Beach, and peer mentor to Jonathan, Ilene is on the leading edge of efforts to better accommodate autistic students at college.

The head of the Project Life at Cal State Long Beach, and peer mentor to Jonathan, Ilene is on the leading edge of efforts to better accommodate autistic students at college.

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ASK ME ANYTHING!

ASK ME ANYTHING!

ASK ME ANYTHING!

Send us your questions here, or just come as you are

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April 5th—4pm/7pm EST; AMA with U of Oregon freshman Tony Yao.

Monthly AMA Hangout

First Tuesday each Month: April 5th / May 3rd / June 7th—4pm Pacific time

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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.