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Author: Hannah Grieco

Hannah Grieco is an education and disability advocate, writer, and parent to an autistic child. She can be found at www.hgrieco.com or on Twitter at @writesloud.

Posted June 7, 2019, 10 a.m. by Hannah Grieco | View Comments
ASD College Students

For students on the autism spectrum, college can be a time of social anxiety and overwhelming choices. All colleges and universities are required by law to follow established 504 plans — a plan of accommodations that support a person with a disability — but sometimes that is where the school stops. Extended testing time and flexible assignment schedules might not be enough support for a teen who is living or learning independently for the first time. Luckily, more and more schools are offering programs specifically tailored to people with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. These specialized offerings go above and ...