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Postsecondary Resources

Many organizations and agencies have developed resources related to postsecondary education and employment. The list below contains valuable information that you may find useful as you support students transitioning from secondary educational settings to postsecondary education.


Navigating the Transition Years for Individuals with ASD

Supporting College Students with ASD Webinar 

Supporting College Students with ASD handout

National Autism Center: Resources

The National Autism Center has made free resources available through their online library.  These resources include a guide on using evidence-based practices in schools, national standards reports, and many others.

National Autism Center Resources Webpage


National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC)

The NPDC provides a number of modules that introduce evidence-based practices including some that can be used to teach students with ASD to perform new skills.  Each module can be accessed independently and provides guidance on one specific best practice. 

NPDC: Evidence-Based Practices Webpage



Sample Intake Questionnaire

This sample questionnaire is designed to provide an understanding of a student's knowledge related to living independently and making use of services.  It also includes several areas related to disability and accommodation that can be useful if students are willing to voluntarily provide information.

Sample Intake Questionnaire



Support Changes from High School to College

The following document provides an overview of general differences between legislation, services, and supports available in secondary compared to postsecondary education.  This document is useful for developing proper expectations for students with ASD transitioning to secondary education and demonstrating the importance of self-advocacy when entering a postsecondary setting. 

Support Changes from High School to College



Tips for Faculty

This document is designed to help instructors understand and identify common characteristics of autism in the classroom.  Additionally, it provides tips on how to adapt instruction or provide in-class accommodations to provide an equitable learning environment for students with autism.

Tips for Faculty Document



When Should I Disclose My Autism

This document provides a list of considerations and some helpful suggestions for students who face the decision to disclose their ASD to others.  While designed for students with ASD, this resource is also valuable for professionals who are promoting self-advocacy or who need to understand the changes faced by individuals transitioning to postsecondary education.

When Should I Disclose My Autism Document

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