Special Education Leadership

Transition to College for Students with Autism: The Role of the School System

  • June 12th, 2018
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What role do high schools play in preparing students for college? What skills do students with autism need to be successful in college? What does the intersection between understanding the needs of students with autism and the transition to college look like for students, teachers, and parents? Project AACHIEVE (An Autism College High School Integration for Educational and Vocational Excellence) seeks to investigate this intersection. This session will discuss the lessons gained from exploring current transition practices for high school students with autism, learning about students’ needs both in high school and college, and seeking to understand the perspectives of students, teachers, and parents in this process. The questions that school systems and administrators can use to guide their efforts to support these students will also be considered.

Dr. Hillary Mangis, PaTTAN Pittsburgh
Dr. Kristen Starosta, PaTTAN East

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