Empowering students with autism for college and career
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Aug 24 - 2020
We know this year has been financially difficult for college students with autism. To help ease the burden, we are very pleased to announce the ASD Ascend College Autism Scholarships.
Mar 19 - 2021
College autism programs do help students succeed. For students with autism like Sarah Brisman, the transition from high school to college can seem difficult at […]
Mar 24 - 2021
All of our ASD Ascend 2021 Autism College Scholarship winners have different struggles with autism and college. Our first three scholarship winners attend colleges with […]
Our comprehensive database of universities for college students with autism features three key components.
ASD Ascend gives hope to parents and children affected by ASD. It gives them the tools to find a program of study fitted to their unique giftings. It gives us confidence for the future, that our daughter will find a place to grow and thrive as she finds her place in the world.Dr. Ann Brodeur, University of Mary
As the parent of two neurodiverse students, I know firsthand that the selection of the right college or university can be critical. Although high-achieving neurodiverse learners are likely to be accepted at many schools, their unique support needs and specific areas of interest often mean that many of these will be less than ideal. ASD Ascend provides invaluable information and assistance to students and families to help them make informed decisions and promote success.Tom Beeson, Spectrum Program Coordinator, Clemson University
As a parent of a graduate of someone with ASD, I know firsthand how difficult it may be for not only students, but also parents who strive to help their children maneuver college. I saw a need when my child was a freshman and started initiatives on our campus to assist students. We now have multiple offerings and a full-time neurodiversity coordinator who assists the students directly, while I am honored to meet with parents and answer any of their questions or concerns. ASD Ascend is paving the way to help match each student with a program so every student with ASD can succeed and graduate.Gina A. Campana, M.Ed., Assistant Director, Diversity Assessment and Research, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Advisor, Autism Connections Kent Student Organization, Kent State University