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Should Students Disclose their Autism Diagnosis in College?

August 11, 2014

(August 11, 2014) – The Age, an independent newspaper from Australia, came out with an article yesterday on a debated topic in the autism community about whether a student with autism in a postsecondary program should disclose his or her autism diagnosis. The article features the story of Penny Robinson, a student with autism from Monash University in Australia who disclosed her diagnosis of Asperger syndrome to her teachers and peers.

US News & World Report Features Postsecondary Scholarships for the Autism Community

April 21, 2014

Last week, the Scholarship Coach in US News & World Report provided information on scholarships that can help students with autism finance their postsecondary education and ease the transition to college. 

College Student with Autism Excels Thanks to Guidance and Supports

April 14, 2014

Matt McGlone is an adult on the spectrum who just started his freshman year at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Cathy McGlone, Matt’s mother, says that she helped Matt work on skills like time management, laundry, and cooking the summer before he started college. Cathy McGlone goes on to say that while there are still things Matt needs help with,  he’s excelled so far because of the confidence he gained in high school.

Matt, who is studying to be a film director, maintained a 3.3 grade-point average in his first semester of college.

Autism Speaks Announces Two Postsecondary Education Resources For Adults With Autism

Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund now available to eligible postsecondary institutions and programs to help provide funds for students with autism. New Postsecondary Educational Opportunities Guide will help young adults with autism and their families explore educational opportunities, programs and support services after high school

Autism Speaks announced two postsecondary education resources to help young adults with autism who are attending college.

August 22, 2013