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You can email Glenna Osborne (firstname.lastname@example.org) to join the Autism & Higher Education Group. It is geared toward college & university staff and meets virtually every 1-2 months.
Resources by Category
Autism Goes to College — Website which provides resources, including video clips. They have a resources page geared toward professors. They also have resources throughout the website for autistic students themselves. Those could be helpful for faculty and staff to gain a greater understanding of what college can be like for autistic students.
Autistic Self Advocacy Network: Accommodations for Autistic Individuals — Notes potential access needs of autistic individuals at meetings & functions.
Duke Neurodiversity Connections — Offers resources for faculty, which could also be applicable to employees at other institutions of higher education. One can especially look at the Faculty Classroom Inclusion Guide and the Faculty Tip Sheet for Assisting Students who are Neurodiverse.
Administrator and Staff Resources
Autism Spectrum Disorders on the Rise — Article from the National Association of Colleges and Employers about autistic students, which is geared toward career counselors, university recruiting professionals, and employers. The article encourages people on the autism spectrum to disclose their diagnosis after the interview. However, for some job seekers, disclosure before or during the interview may be a better option.
Building Neurodiversity-Inclusive Postsecondary Campuses: Recommendations for Leaders in Higher Education
Colleges should understand the special issues related to autism and Title IX
Making a Home for Students With Autism: New programs meet a range of academic, social, and emotional needs for people on the spectrum (You need to have a Chronicle account to read this article.)
Autism Goes to College — Provides resources for students, including articles, podcasts, and video clips.
NCcareers.org — Has a webpage where you can look at the salaries for various jobs, how many openings there are per year, and projected growth for job openings. This can be a helpful tool as one decides what type of postsecondary education to pursue.
Programs for Students & Recent Graduates with Disabilities
Disability:IN NextGen Leaders — College students and recent graduates with disabilities. Students are matched one-on-one with mentors from Disability:IN Corporate Partners across all industries.
Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) — The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private-sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. Colleges need to register for students from their school to be able to participate. School staff can register annually from April through June.