Helpful Resources

Useful resources as you navigate life transitions with autism

College Readiness

George Mason - Mason Autism Support Initiative

A comprehensive, fee-based program that provides additional intensive support services to students on the Autism Spectrum beyond typical higher education accommodations.

College Steps

Works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism-spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives.


CIP - College Internship Program

The College Internship Program (CIP) is a comprehensive transition program. for young adults on the Autism Spectrum and with Learning Differences. Attend a local college, university, or vocational program with CIP’s support and direction. 

Best Value Schools

Some colleges have developed support programs that uniquely cater to the needs of students on the spectrum.

National Education Association - Section 504, the ADA, and the IDEA

A detailed explanation of overlapping protections of Section 504 and the IDEA.

Going to College

A resource for teens with disabilities.

APA Parent College Guide

A guide and FAQ for parents of students with disabilities

CLD College as a Realistic Option for Students with Learning Disabilities

A comprehensive approach to determining the transition plan and needs for students with learning disabilites.

Career Guidance

Hire Autism

A job board specifically for individuals on the autism spectrum. 


Neurodiversity Hub

Changing the narrative on autism through awareness, education and engagement. 

Job Accommodation Network

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability-employment issues.


Life Transitions

VCU Center for Autism Excellence - Transition to Adulthood

Adolescence is a difficult period in any person’s life. It is a time of great physical, cognitive, and emotional development.


ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act

The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

We work to empower autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community, and seek to organize the autistic community to ensure our voices are heard in the national conversation about us.

Skills You Need - Develop The Skills You Need For Life

Passionate about providing high-quality information and resources that help you learn and develop the skills you need to make the most of everyday life.

The Asperger / Autism Network

The Asperger / Autism Network (AANE) works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism-spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives.

General Autism Resources

Asperger/Autism Spectrum Education Network

ASPEN provides families and individuals whose lives are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, High Functioning Autism), and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

The Autism Society of Northern Virginia

The Autism Society of Northern Virginia builds community for over 5,000 individuals and families affected by autism through education, advocacy, and support.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support.

The Arc - Northern Virginia

Developmental disabilities (DD) by definition last a lifetime, so caring for a loved one with DD is a lifelong responsibility.



Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board provides services for people of all ages who have mental illness, substance use disorders and/or developmental disabilities.

Virginia Commonwealth University - Center for Family Involvement

The Center for Family Involvement works with families to increase their skills as advocates, mentors and leaders so that families, children and young adults with disabilities can lead the lives they want.

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