2015 Survey Update - #NothingForUsWithoutUs

Published: Wednesday, 17 June 2015 Written by Dawn Marcotte



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It seems to me that any resource trying to help autistic teens and adults should involve autistic people.

The goal of this website is to help autistic individuals live their life to the fullest, starting with college.

I thought the best place to get advice is from those who have lived it so.....

In June of 2015 I published a 6 question survey designed to get information from current autistic college students.

The questions came directly from parents of autistic teens. Here are the questions asked:

1. What supports do you receive and how does it compare to high school?
2. Where do you live and why? (Home, dorm, apartment, other etc)
3. How do you handle stress?
4. If you could go back in time and give a piece of advice to your high school self, what would it be?
5. How do you keep track of classes and assignments?
6. How do you motivate yourself?

I wasn't sure what would happen when I published the survey, I was afraid that no-one would respond at all.

Happily I got over 50 responses - more than enough to provide some good advice for any autistic individual who is thinking about going to college.

The survey is still open for responses, but I am taking the information received so far and consolidating the highlights.

Starting June 24 a new article every 2 weeks that shares the responses will be available.

I want to thank everyone who participated in the survey.  I plan to make this an annual event so that autistic teens and adults will have a the most current advice available from autistic adults who have lived the experience.


What opportunities will your child have because they successfully attend college?

Attending college is about so much more than just earning a degree and making more money. College provides opportunities for students to meet others in their field, gives access to internships and work programs and the opportunity to find their tribe with peers who share the same passion they do.

Students who are ready for college are more likely to finish with a degree.

Get your list of the top 10 colleges for autistic students and a free college readiness guide:



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