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, KY Autism Training Center, and Disability Resource Center (DRC) are pleased to offer a NEW online module and set of two virtual roundtables for faculty and staff who wish to help students on the spectrum be successful at UofL.
Thursday, September 29
Ekstrom Library, TILL Classroom,
Click on the link below to obtain general information on ASD, strategies for collaborating with students in class and during escalated situations, resources for support, and guidance about accommodations through the Disability Resource Center.
Plan to attend a roundtable discussion with university community members and support services during spring semester. Please view the modules prior to your roundtable session, and come with questions for student, faculty, and staff panelists.
After viewing the modules and attending a roundtable, you will be able to:
- Identify the characteristics associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Identify university and community resources of support for students with ASD
- Apply strategies for educating students with ASD in the classroom
- Identify tools to better manage escalated situations involving students with ASD