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Finding Autism-Friendly Colleges and Universities

Transition planning is crucial

Transition planning is crucial

According to Autism Speaks, an organization devoted to increasing autism awareness and furthering research, transition planning is key for the student to have the more rewarding and enjoyable college experience. Consider enrolling in a local community college before attending full-time so you know what to expect. Also, inquire if the college will allow you to move-in during the summer, since campus is usually quieter during the summer. Additionally, include the college’s disability services when planning the transition. They might have helpful hints and ideas for that particular college to the make the transition smoother, like getting a single-bedroom dorm room, enrolling in particular classes, finding good groups to get involved in, etc.