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Autism Goes to College

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Director: Erik Linthorst
Producer: Jody Becker
Publication Date: 2020
Language: English
Book webpage: https://www.videoproject.com/Autism-Goes-to-College.html
Abstract: Every fall, more and more students on the spectrum who are capable of academic work at the college level go off to school. As the number of students on the autism spectrum attending college steadily climbs, schools and students alike are trying to figure out how to manage the unique challenges experienced by this community. Getting accepted is often easy enough, but once on campus navigating college on the spectrum can be challenging in many ways, often leaving students to figuring it out as they go along. Five students on the autism spectrum — Guillermo, Jasmine, Caroline, Jonathan, and Aniella — invite viewers into their dorms and classrooms to show the world how they make college work for them. They share their dreams, fears, failures, and successes with candid insights and humor. The students in the film come up against the typical challenges any other college student would encounter such as academic loads, such as making friends, handling roommate situations, and handling money. Disability services counselors at colleges try out a patchwork of new approaches and programs to help both students and faculty better accommodate their unqiue needs of autistic students.
Autism Goes to College is a first of its kind film, packed with honest insights for students, parents, and educators, and offering an eye-opening look at what a growing number of neuro-diverse students are bringing to campuses.
Subject Keywords: Autism, Autism Spectrum, Social Sciences, Sociology, Neurodivergent
Distributor: Video Project
Genre: Documentary
Format: DVD
Running Time: 63 minutes