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Calls to Action More Colleges Helping Students with Autism

May 12, 2015

A article published May 12 focuses on the growing number of young adults with autism seeking educational advancement and career opportunities. The article highlights the successful Autism/Asperger's Initiative at Mercyhurst University. 

David Kearon, the director of adult services for Autism Speaks, was quoted in the article. "Programs like these are very, very helpful," he said. "The ones that have been shown to be most effective are serving as a model to other universities. We're seeing more programs dedicated to students with autism every year."

Autism Speaks resources in the area of postsecondary education include the Postsecondary Educational Opportunities Guide, a tool to help young adults and their families explore the various opportunities and learning environments available after leaving high school. This tool kit offers the best possible resources on the topic of postsecondary education to help families explore all of the various options available. In addition, the Brian and Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund selects eligible colleges, vocational/technical schools and transition programs in the United States to identify qualified students or clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and offer scholarship funds of up to $5,000 per student and $25,000 per program. You can also find additional postsecondary education resources in our Resource Library here.

You can read the full article here.