Reframing Autism

Collaborating to Help Students on the Spectrum Thrive in College

About 1 in 88 traditional college-age individuals has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2022, the CDC anticipates the number will rise to 1 in 59 individuals. The number of enrolled students with ASD has increased exponentially across the country at institutions of higher learning, including the University of Louisville.

The Dean of Students Office, Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, and CEHD KY Autism Training Center have partnered to present a workshop for faculty who wish to help students on the spectrum be successful at UofL. Through research, hands-on experience, and evidence-based practice, and a Q&A; panel, Reframing Autism will provide general information on ASD, strategies for collaborating with students in class and during escalated situations, resources for support, and knowledge about accommodations through the Disability Resource Center.


Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to identify the characteristics associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  2. Participants will be able to identify University and community resources of support for students with ASD.
  3. Participants will be able to apply strategies for educating students with ASD in the classroom.
  4. Participants will be equipped with tools to better manage escalated situations involving students with ASD.

Target Audience

  • Department Chairs
  • STEM Professors
  • All UofL Faculty
 
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