Consider both academic support and class selection
Does the campus offer a disabilities service program and how dedicated are they to serving the students? And is it the student’s responsibility to contact the professor about his or her disability or does that fall on the college? Are tutors available? If so, does the student know when and how to use a tutor? What kind of academic accommodations does the school provide? Do they have notetakers or recorders that the student may use? Can the student pick where to sit or are seats assigned?
Take classes that play off your strengths, especially classes that rely on memory and visual learning. Liane Willey, author of Pretending to Be Normal, recommends taking communication or psychology courses to improve social and communication skills. Also, carefully consider the course load before enrolling in too many classes; for many autistic students, extra time may be required to complete homework and school projects, so keep that in mind.