Why Do Autistic Kids Avoid College? – AAM Day 26

So, a lot of kids with autism don’t go forward with post-secondary education.  Other than the deficits with autism, is there a reason why?

Simply put, lack of scholarships and support at the post-secondary level.  Many scholarships for people with disabilities are for people with physical disabilities.  There are programs that are starting to gain momentum in getting scholarships available for those without physical disabilities.  Also, colleges are starting to have mentor-type programs to help with the transition for kids who go away to college.