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Number of Teens and Young Adults with Autism in College on the Rise

April 29, 2014

(April 29, 2014)  - A FOX outlet in Cleveland last week highlighted the growing number of teens and young adults with autism attending college. Kent University in Ohio has a program where students with autism can voluntarily register to make the school aware of their diagnosis. There are currently approximately 25 students in the program, up from just five people a few years ago. College employees feel there are likely many more who choose not to register.

The article highlights Nicholas Piazza, a 19-year-old freshman with Asperger Syndrome at Kent State. Check out the video below to learn more about Nick.

Autism Speaks has created a Postsecondary Educational Opportunities Guide to help individuals with autism explore options for life after high school. Check out the tool kit here!