Helpful Resources

Useful resources as you navigate life transitions with autism

College Readiness

College Autism Network

College Autism Network

The College Autism Network is a nonprofit focused on improving access, experience and outcomes for autistic college students. Their efforts focus on student well-being, educational achievement and institutional responsiveness.

Going to College

A resource for teens with disabilities.

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Think College

Think College focuses on improving higher education opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. Think College also prioritizes equity and student-centered research.

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.

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.

APA Parent College Guide

A guide and FAQ for parents of students with disabilities

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. 

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.

 

Career One Stop

CareerOneStop

CareerOneStop is the main career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. 

 

MyNextMove

My Next Move

This interactive tool allows students and job seekers to learn more about their career options with details on skills, salary and tasks.

Wingspans

Wingspans

Wingspan is an immersive platform designed to show students the world of work. They aim to share stories of professionals acorss a variety of industries so students can see all the ways they can create a career. 

UC Berkeley Career Center

UC Berkeley Career Center

This career center offers a great exercise focused on knowing yourself as you explore career options. With a focus on skills, values and personality, these insightful exercises can help you navigate career transitions.

Life Transitions

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.

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Autism Grown Up

Autism Grown Up is an excellent resource focused on supporting autistic adults and their support network. Their vision is “a world where autistic people are seen, heard, appreciated, and loved for who they are.”

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.

 

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.

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College Living Experience

The College Living Experience support students with learning differences while they pursue their academic and professional goals. CLE supports students as they learn to live independently and navigate adulthood.

General Autism Resources

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.

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Autism Society

The Autism Society of America works to improve the lives of all affected by autism through a system of local, affiliate chapters.  The ASA focuses on creating a high quality of life, strong sense of dignity and value of unique skills and abilities for autistic people. 

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.

The Arc

The Arc

With over 600 chapters, The Arc works on “promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.”

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

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