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Learn about autism and how you can better support students on the spectrum or with similar learning styles in higher education. The following resources will help familiarize yourself with what autism is and provide you with tips, strategies, and advice from fellow educators on how to best support and promote success at your institutions.


  • Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disability characterized by social, communication, and cognitive impairments. Students with autism often have trouble understanding and interpreting the social interaction and relationships around them, particularly in higher education settings.
  • It’s important to remember that each student with autism will have different strengths and abilities they bring to the educational environment and classroom.
  • Students may have characteristics of autism, but not disclose their diagnosis.
Last Updated: 4/12/21