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Teaching College Students on the Autism Spectrum

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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Facilitators: Brett Nachman (Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis), Devin Wixon (Delta Program)
Online (link will be emailed to registrants)

How prepared are you teach students with unique abilities, such as those who are autistic*? In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the characteristics and experiences of autistic college students, as well as engage in activities and scenarios aimed to most inclusively teach this student population. Participants across disciplines will come away with new insights and approaches for serving these students, as well as incorporate principles of universal design that may benefit their students more generally.

And: Check out some of Brett’s related research below! Note you may need to sign in to some resources with your UW Net ID.

Omission and Othering: Constructing Autism on Community College Websites

An Exploration of Actionable Insights Regarding College Students with Autism: A Review of the Literature

“I Feel Like They are all Interconnected”: Understanding the Identity Management Narratives of Autistic LGBTQ College Students

“Whose Liability Is It Anyway?” Cultivating an Inclusive College Climate for Autistic LGBTQ Students


*Language note: Unlike the title, for this workshop we have chosen to use identity-first (“autistic”) rather than person-first (“student with autism”; “student with a spectrum diagnosis”). This is a complicated topic, and identity-first language is often the preference of self-advocates in the autism community. We have titled this workshop using person-first language, as those who are unfamiliar with the research on this topic were often are concerned when we don’t.


Tuesday, March 23, 2021
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Devin Wixon and Brett Nachman