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Instructor Tip: College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By definition all students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have problems which may interfere with receptive or expressive communication. Many of these students who enroll in college are not disabled; some are, but the challenges are real and can create significant difficulties in the classroom regardless.

Some of these unique differences are subtle and can lead to misunderstandings or misinterpretations of the students’ actions.

Tip:  Each student with ASD has very unique challenges so it’s important (when possible) for instructors to get to know the student to facilitate their understanding of the challenges for that specific student.

For more information on ASD, the PASS Program, or help, please contact us by email at or by phone at 865-974-6177.